INFOGRAPHIC: Why Readers Still Prefer Paper Lincoln Michel September 27, 2014 Books 16 Comments Although the Kindle was released 7 years ago, print still rules the book market and ebook growth has slowed dramatically in the last year and a half. Why haven’t readers jumped ship to ebooks as quickly as music fans did to mp3s? The website FatBrain recently polled their users to see why they still prefer print in 2014. Here were the results: 16 Responses DOG-EARED & DISPATCHED: September 28, 2014 - Late Night Library September 28, 2014 […] Electric Literature showed us why readers still prefer paper. […] Reply sherrieMiranda October 16, 2015 I love this graphic. Why isn’t the “Pin it” button working? Saves me two steps when it’s working. Plus, it’s the best place to keep something like this (i.e. a graphic)! Sherrie Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too: Reply The Roundup: September 30 | The Frame September 29, 2014 […] Why Readers Still Prefer Paper. I go back and forth – the convenience of electronic is a big selling point, but gotta say, when I want to curl up and read at home, it’s paper all the way. […] Reply Book Empire Vol. 41 | Bored to Death book club September 30, 2014 […] Literature shared another infographic by FatBrain, this time on why we prefer to read on paper. Even though it’s not the biggest reason, posing is still a part of […] Reply Infographic: E-books vs. Paper Books (Electric Literature) | The 100 Greatest Books Challenge September 30, 2014 […] the notion one step further in a recent poll. In this infographic, you’ll find the (quite long) list of reasons why readers favor paper books: the design, the […] Reply Janis September 30, 2014 Reason #1 for me: Nothing I like is available on an e-reader. Nothing. If you want to stock up on a few trashy novels to pass time on a transcontinental flight without bulking up your carry-on, e-readers are fine. But if you are one of the twisted little nerds who read textbooks for fun or who have lived long enough to work themselves into a peculiar little niche (ancient Babylonian astrology? Hell, why not?), then e-readers do you no good whatsoever. They are useful for text-only mass-market materials, but if graphics are a major part of the book, or it’s just too damned esoteric a topic, they just do you no good. Reply Nick October 7, 2014 I don’t use reader because I can’t get a large portion of the books I want in Kindle/Nook format. Among the ones I can find, I would end up paying more per book for something that has no resale value. Considering the distribution costs associated with digital format (copying a pdf file is real cheap), it’s unacceptable to have the consumer price be higher for digital vs. a physical book. Reply Liz T October 8, 2014 It’s the sharing & re-selling. The licensing on the e-books limits my ability to do what I want with the book if I decide not to keep it, making me unwilling to pay paperback prices (if not more than) for restricted usage. Turns that e-book into essentially a single use item, like a disposable paper cup. I’d rather spend my money on a proper coffee mug, thanks. Although I am happy to use my e-reader to check out e-books from the library, or to buy short stories by some of my favorite authors for a buck or two. Reply Petits liens culturels # 4 | Laissez parler les p'tits papiers... October 15, 2014 […] « Ces motifs qui font que les lecteurs préfèrent le papier au numérique » (article paru le 07/10/14 sur ActuaLitté, d’après Electric Lit) […] Reply Riktiga böcker och e-böcker | Tjejsnack by Alex October 30, 2014 […] Här hittade jag bilden. […] Reply shadebug November 9, 2014 I like how I was just on an article about how we should be paying more for music because the artist needs a better cut and then here all the comments are that you have an inalienable human right to resell books and thus cut the author out of being paid for the work they put in. On flip side we have people saying that ebooks shouldn’t cost as much as they do because the distribution costs aren’t as much as for physical books because, once again, the writer’s efforts don’t deserve compensation. It’s not as if novels are made by people spending years of their life researching, writing and rewriting or text books are written by teams of researchers and designers that all have to be highly qualified and suitably paid. Don’t get me wrong, I love a physical book for various reasons (and love an e-book for various others, like not needing to use that old ticket because bookmarks are free and even automatic and being able to scribble all over them without ruining the book) but reselling is a bad reason. Reply Print Is Dead…Or Is It? (Part II) | galadrielwatson December 3, 2014 […] And apparently, many others agree. Of the people who prefer print: […] Reply Top articles on writing of 2014 | Alex Oriani January 18, 2015 […] INFOGRAPHIC: Why Readers Still Prefer Paper […] Reply Ella February 27, 2015 Let’s see … a book doesn’t feel like a book unless it looks like one … the act of turning a page is part of the excitement, like opening a door (or undressing a woman or man) … reading a book is more than just reviewing a parade of words the way it would appear on an e-reader … very often, a new chapter will start on a new and separate page and not just when you’ve scrolled down a bit … plus perhaps the fact that reading a book gives us the impression that we’re allowed to read at our own pace, even if the story is suspenseful, whereas reading something electronically might cause us to subconsciouly rush with our reading which, again subconsciously, leads to more stress. What do the marketing people say? “You can fit 100 books into your e-reader and carry them wherever you go!”, which gives me the idea that I’m REQUIRED to enjoy them all … and if there’s anything a reader doesn’t want, it’s to be FORCED to read something, even if it is worth reading. Reply Why Readers Still Prefer Paper - USF Libraries Faculty & Staff NewsletterUSF Libraries Faculty & Staff Newsletter March 31, 2015 […] recent infographic gives 10 reasons why print books are still preferred over e-books. The infographic offers the […] Reply Why Readers Still Prefer Paper - The EdLib ReportThe EdLib Report April 1, 2015 […] recent infographic gives 10 reasons why print books are still preferred over e-books. The infographic offers the […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.