BISG Report: Book Purchases Up, but Not From Bookstores – Publisher’s Weekly
Consumers who read e-books are increasing their purchase of books—both print and e-book formats—online and especially through in-app purchasing, and decreasing their use of brick-and-mortar stores, according to the first installment of Volume Three of the Book Industry Study Group’s “Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading” survey.
I think it’s very interesting that, when e-readers first appeared, the public cried over the “loss of the print book” (I know I definitely did). But, as this study shows, print book purchases are increasing! This could be for multiple reasons. From my experience, I’d say it’s because if I liked a book I read on my Nook, I ended up buying a print version to display on my shelves.