While the majority of readers continue to enjoy picking up a physical book, digital book borrowing reached record highs with readers in 102 public library systems each checking out 1 million or more e-books in 2020.
In recognition of today's National Book Lovers Day, Lukas Partners client UScellular reminds those who love to read of the advantages of diving into books via mobile devices.
Here are a few of the many reasons why enjoying books on smartphones and tablets is advantageous:
· Consider the Conveniences: Many book lovers cannot let go of the tangibility of a traditional book, yet the convenience of mobile technology is hard to resist. Mobile devices offer built-in bookstores, automatic bookmarks, the ability to adjust text size and read in the dark, one-finger page turning and syncing across multiple devices.
· Stay On-the-Go with Audio: With free and minimal-fee monthly subscription options, book lovers can access audiobook retailers, such as Audible. Individuals can pair audiobooks on a smartphone or tablet with Smartwatches, Connected Home products and audio accessories – including earbuds, wireless headphones and Bluetooth speakers – which allows easy access to the latest titles while driving, exercising, cleaning, mowing or even taking a bath.
· Access an Abundance of Apps: Apple Books and Google Play Books are two options found on most mobile devices that allow individuals to browse, sample, buy and read millions of audio and eBooks. These apps also help individuals make reading a habit by allowing them to set and monitor daily reading goals.