Survey: Have You Ever Read an Enhanced E-Book?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson

There’s a considerable amount of buzz about enhanced e-books in the publishing industry. As technology catches up with our expectations and imagination, more kinds of storytelling are possible. The big question is, are readers ready for enhanced e-books? And for that matter, are publishers ready?

In today’s feature story, Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Director for Profile Books UK, looks at the state of e-books and e-book sales in the UK. He believes that enhanced e-books have “caught on in the UK more than elsewhere.” Readers, what do you think?

On December 8, 2010, Publishing Perspectives asked our readers how many of you had read an enhanced e-book. Though the number of people who chose to answer that question was small (just 47 people responded), over half of those surveyed (29, 62%) said they had not read an enhanced e-book. Well, a lot has happened in the last two years. At the time of our survey, the iPad had only been on the market for 8 months and the tablet boom was about to begin. So we would like to ask you again, have you read an enhanced e-book? Take the survey below and please leave comments.

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About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.