Hm. I’ve long preferred print over digital versions of books. For several years e-books were rapidly gaining market share. That trend may be over for now. In both the US and UK e-book sales have fallen nearly 20% year over year. That’s significant.
The reasoning for this may simply be that people don’t want to pay for e-books. Those prices are still ridiculous, if you ask me.
But the outlier of this whole thing is China. They’re reading more e-books than ever before, mostly on smartphones. Perhaps China is a few years behind the greater trend. Or perhaps they just want their e-books. Either way, long live print! 😂
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I feel bad on occasion about my print books. I know there’s a lot of recycled paper involved, but until it hits the 100% point, we’re still essentially contributing to the destruction of trees just to fuel our story urge, when we could get it from e-books instead.
…..but there’s just something about the experience of reading print books! Gah.
There is no argument against that. Especially since so many people don’t recycle hardly anything. And when retailers still strip brand new books if they don’t sell. I know from my time at HPB that we always tried to recycle as many books as we could, but it was one recycling bin shared by a number of businesses. So there were times when they’d have to be thrown away.
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I love print. I just am a material person. I plan to have a house built when I get out on my own and the biggest room besides my kitchen will be a library. 🙂 I’m a book hog.
My plan is to one day live in a house with every wall covered by bookshelves. 😍