Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ebooks and Print Books: We Are Fam-a-lee

Link to October 29 More Book Reviews post, "How E-books Have Impacted Traditional Publishing".

Regardless of the benefits of e-books, it’s unlikely that paper books are in any danger of being replaced for good. Although the industry will surely continue to shift in the face of electronic advancements, printed publications have the advantage of familiarity: readers are accustomed to paging through them, marking their place, sharing and swapping titles with friends and family, and shelving them when the tale is done. Another benefit of traditional books is their collectability. Coffee table books will continue to grace homes in the years to come, and e-books can’t provide the visual satisfaction that comes with stepping back and surveying a bookcase full of titles you’ve enjoyed.

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