Remember the question, “Paper or plastic?”
What does this have to do with reading and writing?
Because I don’t believe hardback or paperback books are going the way of the dinosaurs.
I’ve two daughters, two son-in-laws, and five grandchildren. Although, they each have e-readers everyone of them prefers paper books to ebooks. They like the feel of a book. They all enjoy browsing the library stacks and bookstore shelves.
They even enjoy online shopping for books. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy the postman delivering a package to their door.
On occasion they do download an ebook, usually when they are in a hurry or traveling.
Me, I love my Kindle! I read more and faster on my e-reader. But I have to admit there is something profoundly personal about words on paper.
After the following article Darcy Pattison, I’m convinced more than ever that paperback books will last a very long time.
Think that as authors we need to make our books available in both.
I don’t foresee, in the immediate future, the demise of either medium.
EBooks for Kids? New Study Says Maybe Not By
What do you think? Which do you prefer? Which do your kids like best?