That’s good news for publishers and authors, not just librarians.A new Pew report finds that the heaviest users of libraries–a group comprising 10% of Americans–are also frequent bookstore visitors despite many experiencing drops in income or job loss.That’s compared with an additional 20% of Americans the study calls “information omnivores,” those who believe in libraries’ missions but are more likely to buy books than borrow them.Much more, including graphs breaking down the data.Related: Amazon’s Growing Share of the Institutional Market To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today!The rest of the day’s top news:Amazon Hikes Prime’s Price (NY Times) The inevitable is now official. After April 17th this year, all renewals and new memberships will go from $79 to $99. Grumpy defectors can get a free one-year membership at Amazon’s competitor ShopRunner, though (The Digital Reader).Microsoft Changes Nook Agreement to Start Over Solo (Pub Lunch) Come what may with Nook, Microsoft will take another stab at the e-reading market with a platform of its own.OverDrive Gains Pearson E-Textbooks (DBW) An agreement adds over 100 e-textbooks to the digital lending platform OverDrive offers academic …read more

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