Think back ten years ago. Did you write on a typewriter? Long hand?
Had you heard much about e-books, and if you did, did you believe they were a passing fad that would fade away like fog?
E-books have grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, doubled their sales by 50 percent. It looks like many of the NY publishers believe they're here to stay as they're offering e-book versions on line now.
The youger generations are more savvy than us "old folks". They love new technology, all the bells and whistles, and they understand the concept of how iTunes, iPods, kindle, You Tube, and Facebook work. Not only do they understand it, but they make optimal use of these programs.
I hope there will always be mass market paperbacks; I still love to hold a book in my hand. But I've also jumped on the bandwagon and have downloaded over 100 e-books to my hard drive. There's something to be said about not leaving the house to purchase the latest book on my wish list. I have only to settle into my chair, shop on-line and the book is before me in less than five minutes.
Wow, now that's progress! What do you think? Are e-books here to stay and how many have you bought?
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