The Book Corner: Ebook or Paperback/Hardback

Ebook or Paperback/Hardback

By, Babs Hightower

What are your preferences when it comes to books? Do you like to read an ebook or would you rather have paperback or hardback?

Years ago when the Kindle came out, authors and publishers were worried that no one would want any more paperbacks.

Readers would want instant gratification of having the book right after they paid for it. Publishers were seeing a decline in paperback and even pre-order sales but that has all changed as of late.

On a Kindle or any e-reader you can’t fold back the corner of the page, feel the pages as you turn them, and place a real book mark where you have stopped. Some ebooks were / are cheaper than paperbacks. You can’t curl up with an ebook reader like you can with a book. You always know where you are in a book but on an e-reader it is a percent. A book feels more real to some.

With books you can’t highlight and share right to Twitter from the ebook. Some don’t get distracted on an e-reader like they do with a thick book. Books are usually higher priced. You can read in the dark but, must have a light to hook to the page. Other people can tell what you are reading.

There are so many pros and cons to e-readers and books. Readers do still read ebooks and paperbacks. As for me, I prefer the iPad to read all my books. It is easy to put in my purse and go. If I get bored rendering or need to do other work, I have my iPad right there to get things done. I still do read paperbacks as I do a lot of reviews.

What is your preference and thoughts?

About the Author

Babs Hightower is an avid reader and blog owner. She has been reviewing books and helping authors since 2008. In 2013 became a publicist with a couple of publishers and with BTSE magazine. Being a ghost writer for two years brought on her love of writing. Writing for various authors and their blogs helped her to see authors are real people too. They need help just like the rest of us. She enjoys running her blogs and helping authors and readers connect. When she has free time she loves to cook, make crafts, spend time outdoors and spending time with her family.

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