This moving pie chart gives a dramatic illustration of changing format preferences. It is created by Digital Music News, and at their site you can also see non-moving pictures of individual years. But the moving shares are rather fascinating. If only we could get a version for books and e-books. The Bookseller’s blog, Brave New World has a discussion of this gif. I am not totally convinced that subscription is truly the model for the future of books — maybe genre fiction, but surely not most stuff. (I wrote about this in March.)

Here’s a recent story from TeleRead, delivered via The Digital Reader, about how belonging to a book subscription service has altered one person’s reading.

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