The first of October will mark one year since the launch of Scribd’s ebook subscription service, but rather than celebrate its first anniversary (which coincidentally comes a few weeks after that of the launch of the competing service Oyster) Scribd has chosen to celebrate the 11 month anniversary. Continue reading
I recently reported that ebooks made up an estimated 6% of the Dutch book market, but what does that really mean?
A new infographic from CB Logistics (formerly Centraal Boekhuis) tells us that Dutch-language ebook sales continue to rise, and have just hit 5 million copies sold (cumulatively since 2010). Continue reading
There comes a point with any gadget where it has to be disposed of. Whether it’s becasue you’ve upgraded to a newer device, or the battery has finally died for the last time, or because your smartphone went for a swim, the old gadget has got to go.
The following infographic lays out an argument against simply chucking the old device in the trash. Instead you should consider re-gifting or recycling the gadget so that it might be reused. This not only helps someone else, it also reduces the damaging effects of e-waste and removes one more piece of trash from a landfill. Continue reading
Whether or not we are willing to admit it in public, many people read while sitting on the toilet. But what exactly are they reading?
As you can see in the following infographic, the majority (63%) of respondents in one survey admitted to reading on the loo, and an even larger number (75%) have used their smartphone there. Some have even installed a tv in their bathroom. Continue reading
Have you ever struggled to finish a famous work and wondered just how many words were lined up in order to crush your to live? If so, you might be interested in this infographic that lays out the length of some famous novels, poems, and plays from literary history. Continue reading
Earlier today Oyster posted a new infographic in their blog which shows the reading habits of Android vs iOS users of Oyster’s subscription ebook service. As you can see, Android users tend to read more during the day while iOS users tend to read at night (this might be biased by Oyster iOS app launching months before the Android app). Continue reading
The UK-based book discovery site Lovereading published an intriguing infographic a few weeks ago. The data is drawn from a survey of LoveReading’s users, and it shows that they’re using their beds for far more than sleeping.
Over 60% of respondents are still reading on paper, and nearly two thirds reported reading a book after watching the movie made from it. Continue reading
Science Fiction has long tried to predict the future, and sometimes the predictions have proven true. Jules Verne conceived of the electric submarine 16 years before the first one launched. The Machine Stops conceived of a worldwide communications network 40 years before the first computer network.
This amazing infographic from Printer Inks lists 24 books that predicted – and surely inspired – technology innovations we use now in our daily life. It got a few details wrong, but in general it is a fun read. Continue reading
Earlier this week Scribd released a new infographic, “Reading Around the World,” based on some of their most recent international reader data.
Their findings include details like Germans zipping through books faster than any other country in the world, and that Canadians are the most likely to read a book all the way till the end. The infographic also shows that some countries’ favorite books not what you would expect. Some countries’ interests align perfectly with their national identities – others are a bit surprising! Continue reading
The following infographic is chock full of tips on how parents and educators can encourage a a love of reading. Continue reading