Printed books: important features in the U.S. in 2013

How important were the following attributes in your decision to buy a printed book?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 13, 2013
Printed books: important features in the U.S. in 2013 This graph shows the share of respondents in a spring 2013 poll of print book purchasers who rated particular attributes of print books as very or extremely important in their decision to buy a printed book (excluding textbooks). The legibility of the text and lack of eye strain of the paper was very or extremely important to 28 percent of respondents.
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How important were the following attributes in your decision to buy a printed book?

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Share of respondents who rated the attribute
as very or extremly important
Ability to add to library/bookshelf34%
Look/feel of paper29%
Legibility/lack of eye strain of paper28%
Ability to share/pass on to others25%
Cost of e-reader acquisition is too expensive14%
Habit13%
Complexity of downloading e-books4%
Share of respondents who rated the attribute
as very or extremly important
Ability to add to library/bookshelf34%
Look/feel of paper29%
Legibility/lack of eye strain of paper28%
Ability to share/pass on to others25%
Cost of e-reader acquisition is too expensive14%
Habit13%
Complexity of downloading e-books4%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 13, 2013
This graph shows the share of respondents in a spring 2013 poll of print book purchasers who rated particular attributes of print books as very or extremely important in their decision to buy a printed book (excluding textbooks). The legibility of the text and lack of eye strain of the paper was very or extremely important to 28 percent of respondents.
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