Now this question arose in my mind, when I had a big debate with one of my friends, where we were discussing about how in the coming few years, eBook would replace the printed book as demand for the former would increase.!
Personally, if someone would ask me about my preference, I would choose having printed novel any day. The reason behind this is, I simply love the smell of the books. I feel emotionally connected to physical books than any gadget.! Also, once I am done reading, it completely depends on me whether I want to sell it off or keep it with me. Being an ardent reader, possessing a tablet or a kindle or any Smartphone devices for just reading a novel would be troublesome. Why! Because the reason would be, it can have a bad impact on my eyes. Continuous staring at the screen could stress my eyes. Also the amount for charging the device would increase. It won’t be economical in terms of usage of power. But in the case of a novel, this problem won’t exist. You just need to buy, sit and read. Working on a computer is enough for me, but I can’t sit in front of an electronic device for the whole day.! Reading a printed novel instead would be a better option.
It completely depends on people’s choice. Even if I buy an eBook, I would keep it as a last option, if I couldn’t get a printed novel due to any issue.! Though for few, eBook serves best due to its portability and storage factors, but for an avid reader like me, Printed novels are always best. Also, I have read few surveys on “ preference between eBook and printed books” and the statistics reveals that demand for the latter is more than former still today.
I don’t know about the future for the demand of printed books in the market, but even today there are many people who feel printed books are much better and more comfortable than eBooks.! So guys, let me know what would you prefer-an eBook or a printed book? The choice is yours, what’s your predilection?! 🙂