Do you prefer ebooks or paper/hardback and why?

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Ebook or paper/Hardback

  1. Ebook

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  2. Paper/hardback

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  3. Don't read

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  1. TheX

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    What do you guys think?

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  2. iPadOhana

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    For me e-books for convenience to be loaded on my iPad.

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  3. epb

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    There's no option for both. I've got about 1000 volumes in my place, so it's safe to say I like books, but my living space isn't unlimited and not every book I read deserves shelf-space for a lifetime. E-books let me read pop stuff - especially in this day of multi-books series - without adding bookshelves. If it turns out I like an author a lot, I'll usually hunt down a first edition for my permanent collection and squeeze it in.
     
  4. 8nobody8

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    Ebooks. I love paper ut you need so many accessories if you want to read at night. Like a light! iPad has that built in. Also love the fact that you can make the text larger so in my case I don't have to wear glasses!
     
  5. iKarnt

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    The book shelf has my fav books, there are 76 of them, and they together weigh around 40-50kg! In my iPad I have around 3000 books. And they all weigh the same as the iPad does in total. If I want a book off the shelf I have to look really hard at the authors and titles, on the iPad I just search. Books fall apart especially those favorite books, my hobbit has got to be 1/4 study tape!
    I never lose my "spot", no dog ears, no need for a light, no cramps or RSI from holding a novel, no tired arms, and if I want I can play ambient music while I read.
    So hands down ebooks are awesome.
    I feel bad for the books shops loosing so much business, but the authors won't!
     
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    If book stores were smart they would turn themselves into ebook venues. Where you could obviously buy ebooks, but they have wifi and comfy couches. Where they sell food and drinks. Kind of like a coffee shop but with more ambience and the wifi tech to handle larger groups of people. That way they could still promote authors and books etc
     
  7. iKarnt

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    Omg that is an OUTSTANDING idea.
     
  8. iPadCharlie

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    eBooks! Some people say that the screen on the iPad causes eye strain after extended periods, but I find just the opposite to be true. I am actually reading more now than I ever did before.
     
  9. 8nobody8

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    Sadly we have had two major book store chains go bust here is Australia this month. This is due to ebooks being used so widely here, and also for those that like paper, the Internet provides access to cheaper books overseas (even with postage). What's left of the Aussie book stores will have to adapt or die!
     
  10. iPadOhana

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    x2 Since the e-book introduction I've now got back into reading more. I take my iPad everywhere I go and try and read whenever I can.

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