If you have been reading this blog you may have noticed I read a lot of books in electronic format. I’m on my second e-reader and I have all the reading apps (including one for the e-reader I have) on my smart phone. I would not be able to read as many books as I do if I didn’t have the option to read them this way. There is no quicker way to make me flip out and rage than to say, “Which is better? E-books or real books?”
E-BOOKS ARE REAL BOOKS!
Just think about, years ago books were made from papyrus. They were hand written and hand sewn. Books. Stories were printed in newspapers, a chapter a week, then all the chapters were gathered together in a ‘book’. Men invented machines to print the words and sew the pages together. Books. Then writers progressed from typewriters to computers. Now manuscripts are sent by e-mail to publishers.
Even with printed books, you have hard-bound, trade paper-back, mass produced paper-back ‘books’. An actor will read the book into a recording devise and then you have an ‘audio-book’.
Think of “Gone with the Wind”. The movie, it was filmed with a camera. The film was in big rolls and shown in theaters, then video cassette players and tapes were invented, then you could get a tape of Gone With the Wind to watch at home. Then it was available on DVD, now you can get it as a digital download. But it’s still a movie.
An artist records a song in a studio or performs on stage, I can then download the song onto a tiny device and play it whenever I want. It’s still music.
E-books, are just a different medium, they are real books.