“The future of digital reading is on the phone,” said Judith Curr, publisher of the Simon & Schuster imprint Atria Books. “It’s going to be on the phone and it’s going to be on paper.”
An interesting article by the Wall Street Journal published last week which argues that over the next 5 years we will be doing more and more reading on our phones. According to the article, "In a Nielsen survey of 2,000 people this past December, about 54% of e-book buyers said they used smartphones to read their books at least some of the time. That’s up from 24% in 2012."
It is clear that by 2020, mobility will be the key for education. "Chunk reading" will become more and more of a skill and a challenge for learners, educators and authors. Readers, inevitably, will be turning on their phones to read in 10 or 15 minute chunks while they are waiting for the bus or grabbing a coffee. Making sure the content is engaging and interactive will help ensure students can retain what they have read.
It will be an interesting challenge.
Read the full article here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-phone-reading-1439398395