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'Book Buzz: The Economics of E-Readers' Compares Materials

— November 28, 2011 — Eco
For many individuals, myself included, the best solution to a rainy day is curling up under a blanket with a good book, but, as 'Book Buzz: The Economics of E-Readers' suggests, these comforting paperbacks are quickly being replaced with electronic tablets.

Created by RetailMeNot.com, the illustrated chart examines the growing popularity of e-readers, like the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Sony Reader, and Barnes & Noble Nook. There are some huge benefits to e-readers, from their low environmental impact and low costs to easier transportation, but personally I've still been unable to let go of hardcover and paperback novels. What I found most interesting in the infographic, however, is that it seems many e-reader supporters haven't completely converted to the electronic format, with only 15% of them completely ending their purchase of printed books.

As environmental and economic issues continue to rise for many North Americans, it seems logical that many people would turn to e-readers to satisfy all their literary needs. Whether you're for or against the change, 'Book Buzz: The Economics of E-Readers' is a must-see!
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