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Do Some Books Read Better on an E-Reader?

 

Do you prefer to read certain books on your iPad/Kindle/Nook?

Do some books read better on your iPad?

Publishers Weekly just posted the list of bestselling fiction titles in the Apple iBookstore. Comparing it with Nielsen’s list of top selling print books and Amazon’s combined print and Kindle list it’s interesting to see certain titles with no presence on the print list, topping the e-book lists and vice versa.

Nora Roberts’ The Last Boyfriend and J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy for example, broke the top 10 on Nielsen’s print list, but are no-shows on the lists that calculate the year’s best e-book sales. Likewise, David Baldacci’s The Innocent is absent on the print list, but a bestselling title on both Apple’s and Amazon’s lists.

In your personal experience, do you prefer to read certain books on your Kindle/Nook/iPad versus carrying it around? What makes you choose to invest in a physical book? Or is it just dependent on the circumstances surrounding how/where you get the book?

Compare the 2012 Bestselling Fiction Lists below.

APPLE’S iBOOKSTORE TOP SELLING FICTION TITLES OF 2012

Apple iBookstore Bestselling Books of 2012 - peoplewhowrite

 

AMAZON’S TOP SELLING FICTION TITLES OF 2012 (PRINT & KINDLE COMBINED)

Amazon's 2012 Bestselling Titles based on print and Kindle sales combined_peoplewhowrite

 

NIELSEN’S TOP SELLING FICTION TITLES (PRINT ONLY)

The Bestselling Print Fiction Books of 2012 via Nielsen_peoplewhowrite

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