Electronic reading and the printed page

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Interesting to read that eBook sales are apparently on the fritz – at least according to the news report I read today in The Guardian.

Recently, I found myself back on the London Underground for the first time in a year and noticed there were very few people reading a tree-based book, but it felt as though everyone had some kind of device they were staring at. Most were on their phones but there were still a significant proportion of e-readers. Now, this is hardly a large or meaningful sample but I’m forced to question how much I believe the stats.

Wouldn’t want to sound cynical but is there any way to see how traditional book sellers might want to promote the idea it’s cool to read tree books again? Surely not.