E-Books Versus Paper Books – The Downfall of books in our schools and other knowledgeable facts…
“There is no such thing as an e-book that’s out of print. No matter if your book has been out for 3 months or 3 years, it will always be there. There is no precious bookshelf space to contend with and your average e-book takes up little space. Barring unusual circumstances, your e-book will always be available for purchase.
Other arguments of the E-book vs. Paperbacks debate are as follows:
“Who wants to curl up in bed with their monitor to read a book?”
“I can’t stand to sit at my computer and just read. I get on the computer to surf or chat or play games.”
“You can’t take an e-book with you to the doctor’s office or the beach or on a camping trip.”
“Oh, I’ve heard of those e-book reader thingys. I just bet the screen resolution on those things is terrible. I get a headache just by thinking about reading an entire novel on one of them.”
And so forth and so on…
Distribution and the mobility of e-books has been their biggest drawback, but with the growing technologies of hand held readers such as Hiebook, Rocket, Palm Pilot and several others, those arguments are quickly loosing ground. E-book readers are making rapid technological advances. The newest models feature adjustable screen resolutions; adjustable font sizes and a plethora of other features that make it possible to take your favorite e-book titles”…
Something to think about.
“In a race to become the iTunes of the publishing world, Amazon.com and Google are both developing systems to allow consumers to purchase online access to any page, section or chapter of a book. These programs would combine their already available systems of searching books online with a commercial component that could revolutionize the way that people read books.