I have been astounded by the number of comments regarding yesterday’s post about books and ebooks. It certainly is a topic that has a number of factors at work and isn’t as simple as a preference for one or the other.
In particular, I was most interested in the range of opinions, reasons and practicalities noted by readers in my original blog post and then reading the comments from the feed I have on Goodreads. Seemingly a different demographic on each site that gives a terrific insight into the sudden upsurge in ebook use.
One comment from Elizabeth really caught my attention. She said:
‘And a sign of how fast this whole field is changing: I wrote that paper in early March. I skimmed it as I was writing this reply, and I can see parts of it that are already out-of-date.’
I think her words sum up the situation perfectly.
If you are interested in reading the two sets of comments, here are the links. They make very interesting reading.
As an aside, I just received my first copy of my latest book in paperback. Should I bother releasing it?