New study shows kids ebook reading has nearly doubled since 2010

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

Scholastic recently released a new study on kid’s reading in the digital age.  The study found that kids reading of ebooks has nearly doubled since 2010. Full details are on the Scholastic site or you can download the full report with appendices here. Below are some highlights of the study from the Scholastic site: Kids, […]

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OverDrive accelerates eBook distribution for K-12 and higher education markets

May 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OverDrive press release: Educational and academic publishers can now reach schools around the world with hundreds of K-12 and higher education libraries now in OverDrive’s global network. New eBook publishers supplying to OverDrive-powered school, college, and university libraries include Houghton Mifflin, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Kaeden Publishing, Barnes Report, and ALA Editions. They join […]

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25% of children in study read digital book, 57% want to

September 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

According to a study of 2000 children by Scholastic, as reported in the New York Times,  ” About 25 percent of the children surveyed said they had already read a book on a digital device, including computers and e-readers. Fifty-seven percent between ages 9 and 17 said they were interested in doing so.”  The full […]

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