E-book use up among the young

E-books may finally be catching on with the toughest of customers: young people. A report by children's publisher Scholastic Inc. finds that 46 percent of respondents aged 9-17 had read an e-book as of 2012, compared to just 25 percent in 2010. Around half of those who have not read an e-book say they want to do so. But the appeal of paper remains. Around 80 percent of kids who read an e-book still read print books, Monday's report said. E-books are believed to account for 25 to 30 percent of total book sales, but the number has been much lower among children.

- Associated Press


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