Have you found yourself enjoying reading more now that you have a tablet or e-reader? You’re not alone. A new study commissioned by USA Today revealed that ebooks really are changing the way we read. These days 40% of adults and 46% of those ages 18-39 own a device that displays ebooks. That’s twice as many as there were just two years ago. Respondents cited the convenience of being able to get a new book or magazine instantly, and the ease of traveling with large amounts of reading material among the reasons. 40% of respondents said they are reading more thanks to their e-readers.
I think another factor in the growing popularity of ebooks is the ability to adjust the font and background. Traditional books give you white paper with a fixed font, and if you, like me, have vision impairments, you were out of luck if you had difficulty reading. Ebooks allow readers to increase the font, change fonts, and change the background to a more eye-friendly sepia or black. I think many people who thought they’d never be able to read again were thrilled when e-readers arrived.
Do you have a tablet or e-reader? Has it made reading easier and more enjoyable for you? Why or why not?
<Source: USA Today>