Fun Facts about eBooks

November 24th, 2010 · by spolanka · No Comments

As we prepare for a long holiday weekend here in the States, I thought I’d provide you with some fun facts about eBooks and other electronic content (just in case you need to impress the relatives).  These are things I collected from articles, blog posts, and by contacting vendors directly.  I use these factoids when I do presentations, something to entertain the group during breaks.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

all of the factoids are in the file linked above, but here are a couple of teasers:

  • $519.48 – what you’d spend on ebooks if you bought one per week at $9.99.
  • 167,334 serials titles digitized in HathiTrust
  • 114 million pounds of merchandise shipped by Ingram in 2009
  • 66% of U.S. public libraries offer eBooks

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