The Digital Reader

Got eBook?

The Digital Reader header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'infographic'

Infographic: Tips to Help Children Refocus on Reading

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · infographic → 1 Comment

Kids aren’t spending much time reading ebooks these days, and even when they do they waste too much time with the enhancements, and there’s something we can do about that.

The following infographic is chock full of tips on how parents and educators can encourage a a love of reading.
[

Infographic: What does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like?

March 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · infographic → 2 Comments

We’vewhat-does-22-million-book-sales-look-like_531d8dbdb685d1 often read that this book or that book sold millions of copies, or that a best-selling author had sold hundreds of millions of copies, but what does that really mean?

Have you ever wondered what 20 million books would look like if they were piled up? The following infographic tries to quantify that question, and I think the answer will surprise you.
[

Infographic: 4 Ways the Internet is Making Kids Smarter

March 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · infographic → 3 Comments

4 ways infographic It’s still not clear that digital textbooks are a better alternative to paper textbooks, but over the past 10 years educators have reported that digital technology in general has improved their students ability to think, write, and study.

For example, Stanford University compared freshman composition papers from 2006, 1986, 1930, and 1917 and discovered that the quality of writing has improved and that the later papers are significantly longer.
[

Infographic: Reader Sutra

March 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor, infographic → 2 Comments

What’s19.jeckyllyhyde[1] your favorite reading position (he asks suggestively)?

The ebook subscription service 24Symbols took that question and ran with it. A few weeks ago they posted a chart which showed 24 reading positions inspired by famous books.

The titles for each image are in Spanish, but with most of the titles I don’t think that will be an issue.
[

Scribd Expands Their eBook Catalog – Now Offers 300,000 Titles in Their Subscription Service

February 25th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook subscription, infographic, Scribd, Subscriptions → 2 Comments

Scribdscribd-logo-blk_100x28 announced on Monday that they have 300,000 reasons for you to sign up with their ebook subscription service. This service, which launched worldwide in early October 2013, has quickly grown to offer the second largest catalog of any of its competitors.
[

Infographic: Top Ten Reasons for Choosing a Paper Book over an eBook

February 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · infographic → 25 Comments

A cursory glance at the statistics for the US ebook market will tell you most people are sticking with paper, and there’s a good reason for that. As the following infographic will show you, paper books fill many uses which ebooks cannot.
[

Infographic: 40 Years of eBooks

February 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · infographic → No Comments

history_of_ebooksI’ve just come across an old infographic from eBook Friendl. that I’d like to share. It’s called, 40 Years of eBooks, and it explores the history of electronic books dating back to 1971 when Michael S. Hart launched Project Gutenberg up through 2011.
[

Infographic: Charting the eBook Market Growth “Slowdown”

February 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · infographic → 7 Comments

The state eBooks_Infographic_-_Sainsburys_eBooks-largeof the growth of the ebook market is a contentious topic in digital publishing at the moment.

On the one side we have people arguing based on far from complete data that growth has flattened, while on the other side we have people, some with an emotional investment in continued growth,  arguing that the data is incomplete and providing anecdotal evidence that they’re still seeing increased.
[

Infographic: What Kind of Book Reader are you?

January 29th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · infographic → 2 Comments

classifications of book loversAre you the type of reader who loves borrowed books so much you don’t want to give them back? Or are you a conflicted reader? Do you like to share what you’re reading (perhaps a little too much)?
[

Map: Where in the World are comiXology and Digital Comics Fans?

January 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · comiXology, infographic → No Comments

If you RtHA3Yd[1]buy digital comics from comiXology there’s a 50-50 chance that you aren’t in the US.

ComiXology reports that they saw great growth in 2013, and as part of showing off how well their international plans are progressing they released the following heat map. This service now offers over 45,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, and that immense catalog is proving to be popular around the world.
[