The future of reading – e books v paper books.

Personally I hope that printed books will continue to thrive. The feeling of holding a “real” book in your hand just can’t be beaten. Having said that, I own a Kindle and I love it. It’s easy to use and can contain a whole library, which makes it convenient to carry around wherever you go.

There’s also the cost. Most e books are quite a bit cheaper than printed books, which means the buying power of readers is increased. The quality of e books has also improved, although a few still leave a lot to be desired regarding editing, spelling, syntax and so on, but even “proper” books contain the occasional error.

There’s no doubt that the popularity of reading devices, such as Kindles, have increased and that self-publishing is on the rise, added to which some established and  up and coming publishers are also going down the electronic route and opting to publish e books.

We can all be resistant to change, but can be persuaded to try something new, like e books. Why? Well one of the reasons, as I stated above, is convenience.  Another reason is environmental. Can we afford to continue chopping down trees to make paper? Yes there’re sustainable forests, but nothing lasts forever. Alternatives may have to be found for paper eventually, one of those being devices such as Kindles.

I fervently hope that printed books continue in one way or the other, but we also need to look to the future.


2 Responses to “The future of reading – e books v paper books.”

  1. Thanks Steven 😀


  2. Thanks Tricia. 😀


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