eTexts, eReaders &        eTextbooks                               Terry Gray      Palomar College Academic Technology
The Internet Revolution   63% of U.S. adults use the Internet wirelessly on a smartphone, tablet, laptop    or e-reader  ...
The e-Explosion: Gadgets   88% of adults in the US have a cell phone, 57% have a laptop, 19% own an    e-reader, and 19% ...
How many e-readers?   19% of U. S. adults own an e-reader (Pew), 28% own an e-reader or tablet    used for e-reading, up ...
Libraries   66% of U.S. libraries offer e-books, and 28% lend e-readers (ALA)    Libraries that Lend e-books             ...
How many e-books read?   43% of Americans 16 and older read an e-book in 2011 (Statisticsbrain.com)                      ...
Gender?   61% of e-reader owners are female (Nielsen)                                 E-reader owners    Female      Male...
Frequency   On any given day 56% of those who own e-book reading devices are reading a    book, compared with 45% of the ...
Paper or Plastic—and Why?*
What about students?   63% of college students and 69% of high school seniors believe that tablets will    replace textbo...
The eText Explosion   In January 2011 Amazon reported selling more ebooks than printed books.   By March of 2012 eBooks ...
3 Types of eReader PlatformsE-InkReaders             Kindle      Nook    Sony iRiverTablets              Amazon       B&N ...
The eText Formats
Where can I buy e-Books? Amazon    Kindle Books Barnes   & Noble Nook Books Google   Play Books Apple   iBooks
Can I get free e-Books? Project   Gutenberg Classic.ly Internet Archive
Where can students purchase/rent e-Textbooks? Amazon    (rental program) Barnes   & Noble CafeScribe Chegg CourseSmar...
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  1. 1. eTexts, eReaders & eTextbooks Terry Gray Palomar College Academic Technology
  2. 2. The Internet Revolution 63% of U.S. adults use the Internet wirelessly on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or e-reader *
  3. 3. The e-Explosion: Gadgets 88% of adults in the US have a cell phone, 57% have a laptop, 19% own an e-reader, and 19% have a tablet *
  4. 4. How many e-readers? 19% of U. S. adults own an e-reader (Pew), 28% own an e-reader or tablet used for e-reading, up from 15% in summer 2011 (Harris) e-Reader Use 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 2010 2011 2012
  5. 5. Libraries 66% of U.S. libraries offer e-books, and 28% lend e-readers (ALA) Libraries that Lend e-books Libraries that lend e-readers 28% 34% Yes No Yes No 66% 72%
  6. 6. How many e-books read? 43% of Americans 16 and older read an e-book in 2011 (Statisticsbrain.com) Read am e-book Did not read an e-book
  7. 7. Gender? 61% of e-reader owners are female (Nielsen) E-reader owners Female Male 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70
  8. 8. Frequency On any given day 56% of those who own e-book reading devices are reading a book, compared with 45% of the general book-reading public who are reading a book on a typical day. READ TODAY? Non-e-Reader owners e-Reader owners
  9. 9. Paper or Plastic—and Why?*
  10. 10. What about students? 63% of college students and 69% of high school seniors believe that tablets will replace textbooks within the next five years (Pearson Foundation) In a survey by bookboon.com 76.6% of students said No when asked “Do you always buy the required textbooks.” and 57.8% said they would prefer digital versions to paper versions Conversely, at 5 major Universities where non-optional e-Textbook purchasing plans are in place, students surveyed said they find e-Textbooks clumsy and hard to navigate, though praised cost savings. University sponsors attributed the reaction to unfamiliarity with new technology (Chronicle of Higher Ed) An eCampus.com survey indicates 98% of students own a digital device, and 73% said they would not be able to study without technology, and of those using e-Textbooks, 52% liked the Search capability best of all features
  11. 11. The eText Explosion In January 2011 Amazon reported selling more ebooks than printed books. By March of 2012 eBooks outsold all books across all sellers and all categories (GallyCat) Paperback book sales declined: trade = -10.5%, mass market -20.8% in the same period (AAP) E-Book sales rose 117% in 2011(AAP) The $69 Amazon Kindle e-Reader costs $84.25 to produce. The $159 Kindle Fire costs $209.63 to produce. Kindle is the best selling item of all items sold by Amazon (PC World)
  12. 12. 3 Types of eReader PlatformsE-InkReaders Kindle Nook Sony iRiverTablets Amazon B&N Google AppleeReaeder Apps
  13. 13. The eText Formats
  14. 14. Where can I buy e-Books? Amazon Kindle Books Barnes & Noble Nook Books Google Play Books Apple iBooks
  15. 15. Can I get free e-Books? Project Gutenberg Classic.ly Internet Archive
  16. 16. Where can students purchase/rent e-Textbooks? Amazon (rental program) Barnes & Noble CafeScribe Chegg CourseSmart Apple iTextbooks

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