For more than a year, Amazon has sold more digital books than physical ones.
If you look at the data, it’s easy to assume we’re no longer interested in paper books. But there’s a flaw. Consider the following questions.
- How often have you read an eBook from cover to cover?
- Consider the books that have created the most value for you. Were they digital or physical?
- When determining whether to purchase a copy of the book, do you preview it physically and buy it digitally or visa versa?
- If you wanted to amass a substantial library, would it be physical or digital in nature?
Like Steve Jobs, you could argue that “a generation has to die” for the new technology to take root. But that means my generation would have to die, and I’m younger than you.
The ultimate manifestation of books will always have a physical nature
Don’t get me wrong, digital books are great. They’re convenient. They’re inexpensive. But that also makes them less serious. If I’m going to spend hours reading on a subject, I want a real book.
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