Awakin iBooks!
iBooks or eBooks, if you want to use the generic term, sales and influence are constantly growing. Much like the world of mobile apps the digital book industry is taking advantage of the newest technology out there to provide better user experiences.
Here at Awakin we love a good infographic and we’ve stumbled on a great one about ebooks versus printed books. Taken from the results of a survey of American’s earlier in the year this infographic provides some great information about the state of the industry at present. We found it very useful as we are currently developing an interactive iBook experience (The Irish In Stories) and wanted to share it will our online community!
Of the information from this cool and easy to digest graphic we wanted to draw your attention to a few points:
88% of those who read ebooks also read printed books
43% of Americans have read an ebook, magazine, journal or news article digitally
30% of those who read e-content say they now spend more time reading
In terms of e-readers owners daily habits, 49% read ebooks while 59% read printed books
In terms of tablet owners daily habits, 39% read ebooks while 64% read printed books
What’s interesting to note from these 5 points is that is that there is not total dominance from either platform although the split between tablet and ebooks is quite substantial.

But when do Americans prefer ebooks over printed books and vice-versa, well as would imagine the ebook comes out top trumps when they want to get a book quickly or are commuting or travelling. Whereas the printed book wins favour when reading with their children and sharing books with others.

It’s also important to note what particular devices they are using - the iPad come in with a staggering 61% with its closest rival trailing far behind with 14%.
At Awakin we create more than just apps, we also work on the iBooks platform. We are currently working on an iBook about Irish Mythology - called The Irish In Stories. We are currently working with NI Screen and a host of local illustrators, designers and content developers to produce our second interactive iBook - The Irish In Stories.
We aim to bring Irish mythology to life with stunning visuals and a great story written by our very own John Bustard. We are currently in the research phase of the project but are aiming for a pre-Christmas release.
We have also previously release a free iBook about the history of the Titanic! This project also included Titanic games and a titanic app!
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Awakin iBooks!

iBooks or eBooks, if you want to use the generic term, sales and influence are constantly growing. Much like the world of mobile apps the digital book industry is taking advantage of the newest technology out there to provide better user experiences.

Here at Awakin we love a good infographic and we’ve stumbled on a great one about ebooks versus printed books. Taken from the results of a survey of American’s earlier in the year this infographic provides some great information about the state of the industry at present. We found it very useful as we are currently developing an interactive iBook experience (The Irish In Stories) and wanted to share it will our online community!

Of the information from this cool and easy to digest graphic we wanted to draw your attention to a few points:

  • 88% of those who read ebooks also read printed books
  • 43% of Americans have read an ebook, magazine, journal or news article digitally
  • 30% of those who read e-content say they now spend more time reading
  • In terms of e-readers owners daily habits, 49% read ebooks while 59% read printed books
  • In terms of tablet owners daily habits, 39% read ebooks while 64% read printed books
What’s interesting to note from these 5 points is that is that there is not total dominance from either platform although the split between tablet and ebooks is quite substantial.
But when do Americans prefer ebooks over printed books and vice-versa, well as would imagine the ebook comes out top trumps when they want to get a book quickly or are commuting or travelling. Whereas the printed book wins favour when reading with their children and sharing books with others.
It’s also important to note what particular devices they are using - the iPad come in with a staggering 61% with its closest rival trailing far behind with 14%.


At Awakin we create more than just apps, we also work on the iBooks platform. We are currently working on an iBook about Irish Mythology - called The Irish In Stories. We are currently working with NI Screen and a host of local illustrators, designers and content developers to produce our second interactive iBook - The Irish In Stories.

We aim to bring Irish mythology to life with stunning visuals and a great story written by our very own John Bustard. We are currently in the research phase of the project but are aiming for a pre-Christmas release.

We have also previously release a free iBook about the history of the Titanic! This project also included Titanic games and a titanic app!