Digital fatigue is at least partially responsible for the continued downward trend in e-book sales. In a world where most people spend five hours or more a day looking at a screen, reading on a device rather than a traditional book becomes ever less appealing. From Publishers Weekly:
Though various sources have reported a decline in e-book sales for traditional publishers in 2015 compared to 2014, no one has come up with a clear reason for the drop. To gain some insight into the trend, the Codex Group devoted a recent survey of book buyers’s shopping preferences to looking more deeply into the question.
The full piece is here.