Which Are Better: eBooks or Paper Books? It Depends...
In August I wrote a couple of posts that posed the question: which are better, eBooks or paper books? I'm not a fan of black and white answers, but in this case the answer was even more grey than usual. The fact is, there are pros and cons for both. I myself still read both paper books and eBooks, alternating between the two depending on the book.
Here were the arguments I presented for each side.
1. Social Highlighting
3. Look-up of words
4. Ability to Tweet & Facebook quotes
5. Second-hand books
There's little doubt that paper books will be a commercial force for a long time yet. Nevertheless, in 2010 eBooks and eReaders took a big step forward and eBooks now represent a sizable minority of the overall book market.
An interesting section of an interesting article, and the 2 "5 ways that" articles linked to are both worth reading too.