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Posted: July 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Kids’ E-Books Squashing the Real Thing

UK survey finds almost half of parents read to kids via e-reader

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Juvenile ebook sales up 233%

(NEWSER) – Kids aren’t exactly picking a book off the shelf before snuggling under the covers these days. SmartMoney reports on the trend by way of the UK, where a survey found that almost a full half of parents say they now read to their kids via e-reader or tablet (or hand the device to their kids so they can do their own reading). The stats exist to back it up: Revenue in the juvenile e-books category (that’s books for those under 18) exploded 233% in Q1 to $64 million. “It’s the fastest growing category in trade,” says an Association of American Publishers rep.

The wee ones may be be leading the charge: A US survey of tweens and teenagers found that the over-13 crowd still tends to prefer paper books, but those between 7 and 12 consider e-books “fun and cool.” SmartMoney looks at what’s fueling the change. Kid’s books finally translate well thanks to last year’s debut of the Kindle Fire and Nook Color; the devices allow kids to hear stories read aloud even when mom and dad aren’t around; and e-books are cheaper (an average of $4.57 versus $8.29 for a paperback).

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff  - Posted Jul 18, 2012

First Edition Design Publishing  is the world’s largest eBook and POD (Print On Demand) distributor. Ranked first in the industry, First Edition Design Publishing converts, formats and submits Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, and scores of additional on-line retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD  division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. The company is a licensed and approved Aggregator and holds licenses with both Apple and Microsoft. First Edition Design Publishing is the world’s largest eBook and POD (Print On Demand) distributor. Ranked first in the industry, First Edition Design Publishing converts, formats and submits Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s Books to Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Google, Kobo, Diesel, 3M, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Nielsen, EBSCO, and scores of additional on-line retailers, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. The company also has a POD division, which creates printed books and makes them available worldwide through their distribution network. The company is a licensed and approved Aggregator and holds licenses with both Apple and Microsoft.

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