Could it be that 25% of you really just won’t buy mostly e-books ever?
With the caveat that these results are unscientific and the audience has varied from year to year, this marks the third consecutive time 25% of the poll responders said you can pry paper books out of their cold dead hands:
On the other hand, some fence sitters have moved into the e-book column. The people who welcome their coming e-book overlords:
2007: 7% (!)
These numbers do seem to mirror overall trends. The AAP reports declining e-book sales this year, though as Mike Shatzkin notes these numbers do not take into account many of the e-books that are for sale on Amazon, which aren’t reported publicly. Not many people are disputing that the rate of e-book growth is slowing, even as the share of e-book sales continues to rise.
What do you make of these results?