Popular eBooks and eAudio in 2011

by on January 11th, 2012
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2011 was an amazing year for our eBook and eAudio service! I thought it might be helpful and interesting to summarize the trends in 2011.

Use of the collections increased exponentially: Each month we set a new record for the number of people who had eBooks and eAudio checked out.  In December 2010 we were hovering around 450 people per day.  In January 2012 we passed the 1,000 mark for the number of people with items checked out each day and the number continues to grow.  July 2011-December 2011 eBook circulation is up 280% over last year!

Gadgets are driving eBook circulation: Compatibility with Kindles and other popular eBook readers was a driving force in gadget sales in November and December. Prices for eReaders have dropped, making them more available to more people.

ICPL’s eBook and eAudio Collection is growing: We purchase many new titles each week.  As of today, the Library offers 3,100 eBooks and 2,816 eAudio titles.

Convenience: Library eBooks are convenient because they are free and easy to download.

Help is available at the Library: Many people are attending the eCollection classes we offer and many more are calling or coming to the Library for help. Senior Tech Zone on Thursday mornings (10:30-12:30) is busy and in February the Library will add more opportunities for drop-in support.

All genres of eBooks are popular: More Nonfiction and Children’s titles are available, supplementing the already popular Fiction, Mystery and Science Fiction collections. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series is popular in eBook and eAudio format with perennial popular titles (The Help, A Game of Thrones, and Water for Elephants) still in high demand.

If you are curious about eBooks or eAudio, please give us a call or navigate to our eMedia information page. Happy eReading!

Most Popular eBooks in 2011

Title Author
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
The Help Kathryn Stockett
The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson
The Confession John Grisham
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin
Sh*t My Dad Says Justin Halpern
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
Smokin’ Seventeen Janet Evanovich
Heat Wave Richard Castle

Most Popular eAudio Titles in 2011

Title Author
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
Bossypants Tina Fey
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson
The Help Kathryn Stockett
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin
Driftless David Rhodes

 

 

One Response to “Popular eBooks and eAudio in 2011”

  1. Candice says:

    I don’t see any of my books there…I’m kind of surprised! Okay, not really.

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