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Electronic Publishing: The Year 2012 in Review

e-Books came of age in 2012. They achieved unquestionable, widespread adoption by readers and writers and by the corporations that profit from them, after more than a decade of wishful thinking on the part of technology futurists. Key findings from this report include: The popularity of tablets and smartphones established a solid hardware platform for the consumption of e-books; self-publishing matured, doubling the volume of reading material in digital form available to consumers; and corporate giants were given an incentive to fully embrace the medium, both in terms of production and consumption.

This report was originally published by the Society for New Communications Research, which officially merged with The Conference Board in January 2016.

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