It seems that every day, I am reading somewhere or seeing someplace how e-books are outselling physical books. How no one buys physical books anymore (I do!).
And, in my humble opinion at age 46, I don’t believe that physical books will stop being printed before I leave this earth. I’ve read over 271 books since 2007 and every single one of them was a physical book.
I don’t think e-book readers are bad. But I also don’t believe that e-books are that superior to physical books either.
Here’s my question…yes, it’s true, more e-books are sold than physical books. BUT…are more e-books READ?
Software from retailers can tell you how many e-books and physical books are sold.
But they can’t tell you how many are actually read.
It’s the READING of the book NOT the type of book sold that matters.
If you are a reader like myself…good for you. If you’re not, why not? Have you ever heard, “readers are leaders?” It’s true. The biggest leaders read a lot. They don’t watch television in prime time…but they read and they most likely have a library in their home.
Just something to think about.
What say you?