Can e-books replace paperbacks?

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Re: Can e-books replace paperbacks?

Post by EmperorOfBooks » 15 Feb 2017, 22:06

Not at ALL. Paperbacks are what started the whole reading revolution of sorts and an e-reader will not be able to take that away.

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Post by Tommie H Odom » 15 Feb 2017, 22:32

It's possible but I don't believe so. I believe that paperbacks will always exist in some can of way. E-books can go down and you have no information to read. However you can reach over and pick up a paperback and continue to read.

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Post by Catherine and AJ » 19 Feb 2017, 18:25

I find e-books to be pretty convenient, especially when I'm traveling, but I really hope they don't replace paperbacks. I have always been one to carry around a book to read while I am waiting for something, especially for my doctor's appointments or for my car to be finished with an oil change. However, even with how convenient my Kindle is, I still usually carry around my paperbacks. With my Kindle, even though it has a long-lasting battery, I end up worrying about if it's going to die. I can also focus more when I'm reading my paperbacks versus reading books on my Kindle. I think there will always be a place for paperbacks, but there will also be a place for e-books as well (until something more high-tech comes along to replace that). Even with computers, we still use paper, so I could see where e-books would not completely replace paperbacks.

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Post by Celticlady » 20 Feb 2017, 16:05

I think it depends on the situation, ebooks are easier to read on the go while it is still nice to be able to read, smell and collect print books. I doubt if ebooks can ever replace paperbacks.

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Post by constantine265 » 05 Mar 2017, 15:42

I believe it is already happening. The process will take some time, maybe century or so, but in the end it will happen (when our generations and habbit/nostalgia of using paper dies out.) Same thing happened with hand-written books, after the discovery of press. Paper-books will become colectors only item. No doubt, they are more beautiful than e-books, but hand-written books were art compared to printed books . On the upper hand, we'll save a lots of trees when we stop using paper.

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Post by Ariane Shayne » 06 Mar 2017, 00:32

I love the scent of papers on my hand, and when i love hugging paperbacks after reading a book.. makes me love reading more.. just saying

-- 06 Mar 2017, 00:33 --

I love the scent of papers on my hand, and when i love hugging paperbacks after reading a book.. makes me love reading more.. just saying

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Nope, its like leaving your one true love

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Post by sagejace957 » 10 Mar 2017, 11:01

I love the convenience of ereaders for travel and it's large virtual library. However, nothing can ever replace libraries or physical books. We can learn so much historically from a book just by looking at it's age. We would lose so much to extinguish them altogether.

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Post by Mukkarram » 12 Mar 2017, 09:02

no i dont think so..

-- 12 Mar 2017, 09:05 --

I find e-books to be pretty convenient, especially when I'm traveling, but I really hope they don't replace paperbacks. I have always been one to carry around a book to read while I am waiting for something, especially for my doctor's appointments or for my car to be finished with an oil change. However, even with how convenient my Kindle is, I still usually carry around my paperbacks. With my Kindle, even though it has a long-lasting battery, I end up worrying about if it's going to die. I can also focus more when I'm reading my paperbacks versus reading books on my Kindle. I think there will always be a place for paperbacks, but there will also be a place for e-books as well (until something more high-tech comes along to replace that). Even with computers, we still use paper, so I could see where e-books would not completely replace paperbacks.

-- 12 Mar 2017, 09:05 --

Thats my idea.. i shared it while reading thats upward mentioned

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Post by Immaculata Uduma » 12 Mar 2017, 20:46

E-book cannot replace paperback!But when you talk of convenience and availability,e-book answers it.With your reading device you can easily have access to e-book any time,any day.

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Post by Eyrin » 12 Mar 2017, 22:45

Can be because of convenience but i'd still prefer the paperbacks so i hope it will still be available in the next years.

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Post by Meyana055 » 13 Mar 2017, 19:15

I don't mind reading on my Kindle, but there is nothing more satisfying then holding a book in my hand. Its something about turning the pages and smelling the paper whiling reading. Makes me feel like a kid again!

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Post by Jessica Samuelsen » 14 Mar 2017, 00:58

I prefer to read in the e-book format. I will buy the e-book even if I have access to the physical copy. I keep physical copies as mementos mostly anymore. I collect books from my childhood and books from my local favorite authors. Other than that I stick to e-books they are just much more efficient.

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Post by Lincoln » 14 Mar 2017, 12:09

EmperorOfBooks wrote:Not at ALL. Paperbacks are what started the whole reading revolution of sorts and an e-reader will not be able to take that away.
True. I think ebooks will be around to stay, but paperback isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
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Post by Amagine » 01 Apr 2017, 06:41

It depends on the person. For me, no, I like both but I still have a great amount of love for paperbacks. I have heard people say that they don't buy paper books anymore because its more convenient on their device.
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Post by csimmons032 » 10 Apr 2017, 20:14

I certainly hope that e-books never replace paper books. While I have grown to love my kindle, I also love the feeling of holding a book in my hands and being able to turn the pages. What I love most is shopping and collecting books. I will be perfectly happy to have both versions be relevant in our world.

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