Following a straw poll of 700 Amazon Kindle users, CNET estimated that seventy percent of the digital reader’s users are over forty-years-old.
While the article doesn’t claim that the poll is scientific, the study should make publishers think about where to target their e-book resources. If these numbers are believed, only 15 percent of all Amazon Kindle users are under 30-years-old. Is the Kindle 2’s $359 price-tag keeping out younger readers?
Here’s more from the post: “Like I said in my previous post, if you look at the Amazon thread, a lot of senior folks bought the Kindle–and now the Kindle 2–partially because the digital reader is easier to handle than regular books for arthritis sufferers. It also helps that you can increase the font size, if you have trouble viewing small print in books.”