Do you think paperback and hardcover novels are on their way out?
I'm still old-fashioned and love to hold a book in my hands (and even love the smell of a new one haha). But with the rising popularity of e-books and hand-held reading devices (i.e. Kindle), I'm wondering if this means that paper-copy books will be left in the past. What do you think?
I think they are almost becoming a collectors item! There will always be a market (or at least for the next 20 years) for paper books, because plenty of people still prefer them. However, with the newer generations who are all digital, it's not hard to foresee a future with no paper books... scary!
I believe I will always prefer a paperbook to an e-version. I, also enjoy holding and reading it. However, the current e-readers are cutting into the marketplace and 50 years from now, you may gather curious stares if you are reading from a paper or hardback book.
Nope. Not at all. Same reason why people still buy records.
Nope. For two reasons.
1: Books in paperform will always be cheaper than a Kindle and easier to replace.
2: You can't get a Kindle autographed.
I hope not. I prefer paper books and although I do spend time reading stuff on a monitor, when it comes to fiction I will always read a proper book. I have tried e readers, but I just don't like them.
I think there'll always be a market for them, at least in our lifetime.
by BlissfulWriter 6 years ago
Do people still buy books any more?With many bookstores going out of business, do you still buy books anymore? If so, do you buy the traditional books, audio-books, or eBooks?
by Janis Goad 10 years ago
Do you prefer reading books in paper or e-reader form, like Kindle or Kobo, and why?
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray 10 years ago
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by Agni Bose 10 years ago
Paper books or kindle? Which do you prefer and why?I personally prefer kindle as it is more convenient and 1 kindle(or any other e-book reader) = several books. Besides, it saves trees.
by Dani Alicia 9 years ago
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by Rod Martin Jr 8 years ago
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