Do People Read Anymore?

I’m worried people don’t read anymore.

I wish I had some stats on how often people read.

But I feel like with all the streaming media and tons and tons of TV shows that no one can keep up with, reading is going out of style.

Naturally, as an aspiring author this worries me.

What say you, 3.5 readers? Do people read anymore?

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10 thoughts on “Do People Read Anymore?

  1. Darrick Dean says:

    According to this article ( “In December [2015], Nielsen BookScan reported that 571 million print books were sold in 2015, 17 million more than the year before. Meanwhile, e-books, which were once predicted to reach 50% to 60% of total book sales, hovered at just 25%. Big print hits proved that it’s no single demographic that wants books on paper.”

  2. gpavants says:

    I do. I do, and I am teaching the next generation to love reading. It starts in my family, friends, and into my classroom. That is why I write, to tell people there are still great stories that inspire. Check out my site at

    Thank you,

  3. John Charet says:

    Great post 🙂 I still do a lot of reading. I love to read all sorts of things with the horror genre being my personal favorite 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

  4. winstonsdad says: here in uk booktrust did a survey three years ago of reading habits in uk which showed how much and how many books people had

  5. taffles says:

    As a teenager who works in a bookshop, I can honestly say that I’m surprised by how many people come in and out buying books for themselves and for their children. There’s still hope! Plus many of my friends read, more so when school holidays roll around, but still. Go teenagers!

  6. Nowadays, people has direct access to reading stuff online. And the existence of ebook and Kindle made it possible for more people to have interest in reading.

    Many decades ago, in my time when I was a child, we have no internet, no computer and I read the same books over and over the whole year in our tiny library in the village. I wish I could have access to every book in the world – not until I went to college.

    Now, my kids can read any books on Kindle and the lovely graphics made it fun too.

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