This is important publishing news for anyone who wants to write for the children’s market. Also, anyone who wants to be a writer when they grow up. When these kiddies grow up, they’ll most likely continuing purchasing e-books rather than printed.

However, there’s a lot more that needs to be discussed regarding these statistics and the future of printed publishing! I’ll be posting something about this shortly!


When it comes to e-reading, children truly are the future.

More than half of U.S. children are reading ebooks, more than double the proportion of adults, according to a new report from Digital Book World and PlayScience, a New York-based children’s digital research firm.

Some 54% of U.S. children aged two-to-thirteen are reading ebooks, according to the report, The ABCs of Kids & Ebooks: Understanding the E-Reading Habits of Children Aged 2-13. This is more than double the 23% of U.S. adults who are e-reading, according to the latest numbers from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

“If children are the future, then ebooks are the future of the publishing industry,” the report said.

Not only are a lot of kids reading ebooks — but they’re also doing so often. About a third of kids who e-read do so more than once a day. And 85% read an ebook at…

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