The argument goes on and on, and on… e-book vs. print book, which will come out on top? Well, it seems the easiest answer is: to each their own. But according to the New York Times the competition has taken an unexpected turn.
As they say in a recent article The Plot Twist, “… the digital apocalypse never arrived, or at least not on schedule. While analysts once predicted that e-books would overtake print by 2015, digital sales have instead slowed sharply.”
Readers are becoming hybrids, purchasing both print books and e-books. And this is creating a resurgence of brick-and-mortar bookstores and more competition for Amazon and e-readers. It’s probably too soon to tell, but print books are putting up a bigger fight than most predicted (not us, we knew books weren’t going anywhere).
So only time will tell, but our prediction is that the unique charm and magic of hardcovers and paperbacks will keep them around for future generations (it’s not like you can read a children’s book to a 2-year-old on a kindle or iPad).
There is nothing like turning the pages of a beloved book, or discovering new characters and plots in crinkling new tomes. Books are called page turners, not page swipers. And oh… The scent of old books…..
Thank you Ms. Homlish, professor extraordinaire, for instilling the love of reading in her students. We are forever grateful.
And thank for your blog, all the Ks. Keep on reading and sharing 🙂
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