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UK consumers usage of e-reading devices 2017

About one fifth of UK consumers at the age of 18+ who read in their free time and bought a book in the last 12 months use e-reading devices on a more or less daily basis while more than 10% of the respondents use them to go through the digital version of their favorite books, magazines or any other piece of writing several times per week.

When it comes to reading e-books, most of the UK respondents prefer e-readers over tablets or smartphones . Some of these devices offer a waterproof design which might, combined with their slick layout, make e-readers the perfect companion on the go.

Having said that, not all respondents are accustomed to using an e-reading device: More than one third of UK readers have never used an e-reading device . The reasons for choosing printed books are numerous but the most common one is that respondents favor the experience of reading through an actual, physical book. In fact, 64% of readers in the UK stated that they would feel sad if the book market ran out of print books.

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Number of respondents

1,002 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

residential population who reads in their free time and spent money on a book within the last 12 months

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