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Michel Roland-Guill

Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks' | Books | theguardian.com - 0 views

  • Mitchell said that qualitative comments about preferring physical books included things like "I collect", "I like the smell", and "I want full bookshelves". "Books are status symbols, you can't really see what someone has read on their Kindle,"
Michel Roland-Guill

The bread machine effect: Why it doesn't matter if most people prefer print «... - 0 views

  • e-reader buyers are likely to buy a lot more books than print readers, meaning they’re going to wield market power out of proportion to their numbers
  • those people who stick with print. They might enjoy old-fashioned reading more, but I’ll bet that, on average, e-reader owners get to do a lot more of it.
Michel Roland-Guill

Dueling Surveys Say 75% of Americans Like Paper Books And 70% Like eBooks - The Digital... - 0 views

  • About 82 percent of Power Buyers (consumers who acquire e-books on a weekly basis) say they prefer e-books over print and nearly 70 percent of Non-Power Buyers say they now prefer e- over print.
  • If three-quarters of an undefined survey group likes paper but a majority of the actual customer base likes digital, what are the chances that most of that 75% don’t buy very many books in the first place?
Michel Roland-Guill

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books - 0 views

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    The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory will be open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.
Michel Roland-Guill

Never Mind E-Books: Why Print Books Are Here to Stay - WSJ.com - 0 views

  • The initial e-book explosion is starting to look like an aberration. The technology's early adopters, a small but enthusiastic bunch, made the move to e-books quickly and in a concentrated period.
  • the shift from e-readers to tablets may also be dampening e-book purchases
  • The fact that an e-book can't be sold or given away after it's read also reduces the perceived value of the product.
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  • Screen reading seems particularly well-suited to the kind of light entertainments that have traditionally been sold in supermarkets and airports as mass-market paperbacks.
  • Readers of weightier fare, including literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, have been less inclined to go digital. They seem to prefer the heft and durability, the tactile pleasures, of what we still call "real books"—the kind you can set on a shelf.
Carole Grousset-Jeanjean

Le profil des consommateurs de livres numériques selon Chapitre.com | IDBOOX - 1 views

  • seuls 5,2% des sondés apprécient la possibilité de prendre des notes pendant la lecture et 9,6% le choix des livres proposés.
  • 99% ne jurent que par leur liseuse, tandis que ceux qui n’en sont pas encore équipés sont 77% à lire leurs ebooks sur une tablette multimédia. A noter que pour le moment, 62% des sondés préfèrent avoir recours à leur ordinateur pour lire en numérique.
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