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The launch of the new e-reader – available from October – comes as new data from Nielsen, reported by the Bookseller , shows that tablets are overtaking e-readers as the preferred digital reading device. According to the magazine, a Nielsen’s survey shows that 51% of book buyers in the first quarter of 2014 owned a tablet to use as a dedicated e-reader, compared to 25% who owned a device specifically made for books. Last year in the same period, 33% owned a tablet and 25% an e-reader. Although the research shows that more people still buy books on e-readers than on tablets, the gap is now closing, with 37% buying books on tablets compared with 28% in 2013, and 46% buying books on e-readers this year, a fall from 61% in 2013.