“Will ebooks replace paper books?” – this fear is still there

When you search using Google, it instantly suggests, as you type, most relevant and popular phrases. It’s an interesting and sometimes funny way to check what issues are important for most people.

So I made a Google check for ebooks. Find screenshots at the end of a post.

“Will ebooks replace paper books?” – I almost forgot that most readers still struggle with this doubt. Electronic books fascinate me since I downloaded Stanza application to iPhone and started to read Three Men in a Boat (it was three years ago). You can call me “ebook-blind” – you see the guy obsessed with the future of books – but I’ve never imagined that paper book could disappear. We will just have access to books via different forms – and paper will be surely one of them.

Attitudes change, however, and this is great to observe them. “Are ebooks cheaper?” “Can ebooks be shared?” “Do ebooks have pictures?” Those are questions from people who want to know more and want to address their doubts by finding answers.

Those questions should be also a signal for ebook professionals about what is important and how much is still to be done to educate average readers before they add digital form as one of the ways to read books.

Have you ever searched for ebooks? Was it because you wanted to find a proof electronic books are not worth trying? Was it out of curiosity? Or was it a purely rational decision to go for a more convenient (although still not easy) form of reading books?

Start the discussion

Interesting: “Will ebooks replace paper books?” – this fear is still there ebookfriendly.com...
132.4K friends

Tips and tricks

Amazon Fire Kids Edition is a tablet addressed to children

Tablet for kids – when the regular Fire is better than Kids Edition

Want to buy a tablet for kids? Amazon Fire Kids Edition or the regular Fire tablet? This post will help you choose.

Apple iPad Pro tablets 2017 - 10.5 and 12.9

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9 – tech specs, comparisons, more

Everything you need to know about iPad Pro tablets released in 2017: an overview of the features, full tech specifications, comparisons with Samsung Galaxy models, pictures, and more.

Gift ideas

Keyboards and keyboard cases for Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets

8 best keyboard cases you can use with your Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet

A list of the best Samsung Galaxy Tab keyboard cases. Includes both cases for specific models and universal keyboard cases.

Exceptional gifts for the book-loving mom

18 best gifts and accessories for the mom who loves books

Gifts your book-loving mother will be pleased to get: literary accessories, book-scented candles, bookish home decor, literature-themed jewelry and much more!

Best 50

The best images about books, reading, and libraries

50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most frequently shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media networks.

Best cases and accessories for Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets

50 best Samsung Galaxy Tab cases and accessories

An updated selection of the best Samsung Galaxy Tab case covers, sleeves, and accessories. Tab A, Tab S3/S2, Tab 4, and more.

Get free updates via email

Powered by MailChimp
You'll receive email digests on Fridays at 2pm GMT / 10am EST.