“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?
This popular list updated for 2020 includes advanced charging solutions, adapters and flash drives, accessories compatible with iPadOS, home appliances, organizers, and more!
About Piotr Kowalczyk
Ad-man who decided to devote his life to books. Founder of Ebook Friendly, ebook enthusiast, and self-published short story author. Prefers reading on his iPhone, but when it comes to history books – Piotr always picks print.
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A Woman of No Importance:
The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell
France was falling. Burned-out cars, once strapped high with treasured possessions, were nosed crazily into ditches. Their beloved cargoes of dolls, clocks, and mirrors lay smashed around them and along mile upon mile of unfriendly road. Their owners, young and old, sprawled across the hot dust, were groaning or already silent. Yet the hordes just kept streaming past them, a never-ending line of hunger and exhaustion too fearful to stop for days on end.
Ten million women, children, and old men were on the move, all fleeing Hitler’s tanks pouring across the border from the east and the north. Entire cities had uprooted themselves in a futile bid to escape the Nazi blitzkrieg that threatened to engulf them. The fevered talk was of German soldiers stripped to the waist in jubilation at the ease of their conquest. The air was thick with smoke and the stench of the dead. The babies had no milk, and the aged fell where they stood. The horses drawing overladen old farm carts sagged and snarled in their sweat-drenched agony. The French heat wave of May 1940 was witness to this, the largest refugee exodus of all time.
Day after day a solitary moving vehicle weaved its way through the crowd with a striking young woman at the wheel. Private Virginia Hall often ran low on fuel and medicines but still pressed on in her French army ambulance toward the advancing enemy. She persevered even when the German Stukas came screaming down to drop 110-pound bombs onto the convoys all around her, torching the cars and cratering the roads. Even when fighter planes swept over the treetops to machine-gun the ditches where women and children were trying to take cover from the carnage. Even though French soldiers were deserting their units, abandoning their weapons, and running away, some in their tanks. Even when her left hip was shot with pain from continually pressing down on the clutch with her prosthetic foot.
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