Thursday, March 21, 2013
Death of the Printed Books?
Everyone has seen a post or two where someone has made something quiet cool out of a large stack of books. I find them kind of ironic considering how popular ebooks tend to be now. Even more ironic is that the odd are, the person who clicked the like button on these posts is likely to buy primarily ebooks right now.
So where does that leave us? Will the paper printed book end up becoming an antique and be joked about on facebook questioning if anyone remembers what they are? I don’t think so.
As popular as ebooks have become, and they are, I really don’t think the printed books will every truly leave us. For one thing, ebooks are primarily read on ereaders like the Nook, Kindle, and iPad, and not everyone can afford one. If they can afford them, can they afford one for everyone in their family? Not very likely. At least not any time soon.
So in my personal opinion, everyone who loves the way a printed book feels and smells in their hands, I don’t think there is any problem. Your favorite books store should still have plenty of worm infested pages just waiting for someone to pick them up and give them a good home.
What do you guys think?