Blogger: Rachel Kent
From a reader’s perspective, how would you feel if ebooks were suddenly not available for purchase any more and we all had to go back to buying physical copies of books? Would you mind having to hold a physical copy of the book as you read? Would you enjoy taking a bubble bath while reading a book again? I have heard that this isn’t recommended when you are reading on an iPad, cell phone, or Kindle. 🙂
Personally, as a reader, I don’t think I would mind so much if ebooks were gone. I like reading physical books and I buy them when I’m really excited about a book. The majority of the ebooks I have are books that I can’t imagine wanting to read over again or that I’ve been able to download for free, so I don’t value them as highly. If I read a book as an ebook and I love it, I’m likely to purchase the physical copy anyway.
On the other hand, a friend just bought a book at the airport while traveling and she is so used to reading on her e-reader that she tried to turn the light on on the top of her book. She has one of those Kindle cases with the light built in. She also thought the hard cover book was too heavy to read comfortably.
Would you still be able to go back to reading physical copies of books?
As a reader, would you miss ebooks if they went away?
How do you prefer to read your books these days? Do you buy physical copies or are you an “ebooker” now?