Can we expect that this balance might change significantly in the next five years?
|Making A Mark Poll: January 2013|
number responding: 120; number of responses 189
- to try and track whether there has been any significant change in the way artists consume art books.
- to find out which type of ebooks artists like best
The poll revealed a number of interesting indications of how things have changed in the last couple of years.
- 120 artists responded suggesting that this sample, although self-selecting, should be pretty reliable in terms of how art book readership is changing
- They provided 189 responses because they could select all responses they agreed with
- The number of responses have been divided by the number of artists to provide a percentage figure which indicates what percentage of the artists indicated a specific response.
- the structure of the poll (multiple response) and the way the responses were phrased suggest that the types of books read and whether or not people could read ebooks are a pretty good indication of the current status quo on ebooks.
- Artists gets the most satisfying experience from real art books rather than ebooks - 63% of artists prefer real art books to ebooks about art
- many artists are following national trends and have tablets or ebook readers for reading ebooks - only 20% said they don't have an ebook reader
- almost all artists tend to read books about art - only 5% said they didn't read any kind of art book
- 30% read art instruction ebooks
- 20% read art history ebooks
- 15% read art business ebooks