From the Book Industry Study Group
From the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) comes research collected directly from book readers that addresses how print-book buyers access, purchase, and use e-books and e-readers.
The survey found that 30% of print-book buyers would wait up to 3 months to purchase the e-book edition of a book by their favorite author. The study also found the top characteristics of why consumers purchase an e-book rather than a print book to be:
- Easy to download
- Instant access to book
- Environmentally friendly.
From Publishers Weekly
And here is a link to an article titled “It’s a Digital Book World” from Publisher’s Weekly that summarizes the impact e-books have on the publishing trade.