Books or E-books … that’s the Question!
Is that really the question? Caylie of Better Business Better Life brought this up recently, and we all have to admit we can ignore the existence of e-books.
To say I am ambivalent on that matter is not true. I have a strong opinion, but I divide my opinion in two parts.
The private Helen just loves the real book.
Just remember your childhood days. You have recently learned how to read and now you are torn into a complete new world. In the evening, in your bed, underneath the blanket, just you, the torch and the book. Doesn’t that bring back cozy cozy memories?
To me it does!
And I still like to read in bed. Or sit on the sofa on a rainy day, just me, a cup of tea, cat on my lap and a book in my hand. I can spend hours this way.
And I really can’t imagine that sitting on the very sofa in the same situation with an ipad in my hand, reading.
It doesn’t bring the same cozy and comfortable feeling.
A book and a library is like a treasure chest for me. And visiting the library every month is treasure hunting. You will never know what you will bring home.
Then there is business Helen, who also designs books.
Since I am not familiar with kindle and stuff, I am a bit old fashioned in that regard too.
E-book means a PDF being read on your computer, at least to me.
The creating process is similar to the process laying out a book that is supposed to be printed. You should keep in mind that it will be read on the monitor or at least printed with the home printer. So some necessary adjustments for high-resolution printing don’t have to be done.
Yes I see the market for e-books. And it makes publishing easier for special niche books.
I have read e-books; actually I read my newspaper online every day. But it is a different feeling.
Even if people claim that you can have a whole library on your ipad … some people store about 2,000 books on their ipad.
Great you have access all the time.
Yes it might be easier to read while commuting.
Is it the same feeling than exploring your bookshelves? In my case, my whole library is about 2,000 books, and I would be able to carry them around all the time.
But hey … I prefer standing in front of the shelves looking for that little book with the pink cover. I doubt that any tablet computer or e-book reader will give me the same feeling!
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