I decided to attend the Police Academy for Writers this year. You get a huge discount if you're a member of Sisters In Crime. So I joined. One of the benefits of the membership is a newsletter they put out, SinC, filled with great information on what's going on in the writing industry. One particular article caught my eye on tablet sales versus E-Reader sales.
The predictions I've heard are that tablets will make E-Readers obsolete, which made sense to me giving the techie world we live in and the daily changes being made to it. But according to the article it seems that's not the case, at least yet. E-Reader sales surpassed tablet sales this year. Personally, I feel cost plays a large role in this. You can pick up a reader for about a sixth of the cost of a tablet.
Six percent of readers owned e-book readers last year. This year its up to twelve percent.
Even though more of my books are in e than paper I read a lot of paperbacks and wasn't sure how I'd transition toan e device. I was fortunate enough to win a Kindle at the Romanticon Conference and I absolutely love it. I find trying to read stories off a computer to be cumbersome but the hand helds are light weight and user friendly. If you haven't transitioned over, I recommend it. There's room for both paper and e in the world of a reader.