Reading rates may appear to be going down but this isn’t really the case. Sales of fiction books remain high. However, people aren’t consuming them in the way that they used to. When you visit a person’s home, you may notice that they have fewer books than people used to have but that doesn’t mean they’re not reading. In fact, people are taking in much more information than ever before. It’s just that many people consume their books digitally.
By that, I meant that people download eBooks rather than buying physical copies. They also like to listen to audiobooks. Both versions can easily be traveled with which actually encourages people to read more, not less. They can read on their work break, while commuting, or on a long plane ride, without packing a bulky book. This has also helped authors by making it easier to self-publish. To learn more about self-publishing, visit Books.org.