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On The iPhone, eBooks More Popular Than Games

Browsing The Book Bench, I came across this article, published in The Telegraph, about the results of a new study, run by an analytics firm called Flurry, of 40 million smart phone users. They determined that, "in October, one out of every five new apps launching in the iPhone has been a book." More and more publishers are formatting and releasing books for smart phones, including the the Apple iPhone.

According to The Telegraph, "Flurry has predicted that Apple could take market share from the Amazon Kindle's eBooks, as book publishers continue to adapt books for the AppStore at pace."

I still can't get my head around reading books — or magazines and newspapers, for that matter — on an electronic reader. Can you? Have you downloaded a book onto your smartphone?



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