What about the saving from not printing it onto paper?
From not shipping it from A to B?
So why are they more than actual books?
What about the fact I can’t use anything electronic in the bath?
What about the fact that whilst ebooks are nice they don’t quite feel like the proper thing?
I like the idea of electronic books, I particularly like the idea of not taking up most of my hand luggage with books when I go on holiday. I admit that having half a dozen books loaded onto my iPad meant I went on my holiday with a lot less in my handbag than I usually would. But I did still end up coming home with one paperback book lent by a friend.
And choosing them isn’t really the same thing as choosing a real book?
Not least because spending that much on a book, more than a cheap paperback, doesn’t seem right.
And then I don’t have the actual, physical book.
Which means what happens if I want to come back to it time and again in the future?
I have some books I adore, that I keep coming back to. Time and time again.
I have books that I have sought out, that have gone out of print, that I have spent time tracking down and that I now love and nurture.
And why if electronic books are going to be expensive can’t they be like CDs where I can have the actual CD and the electronic version?
So are you a Kindle or iPad fan?
Are electronic books the great new thing or just a gimic?
And how on earth can I find a way so I can read it in the bath without frying it?