Tuesday, February 22, 2011
eBooks & eReaders
Because of the popularity of eBooks, special eReaders hit the market. The most popular seem to be Amazon's Kindle and the Nook by Barnes & Noble. In July 2010, Amazon reported that eBook sales for the Kindle surpassed sales of hardcover books. Some think that paper books are going to become a thing of the past. I'm not convinced of that. I still prefer to have a real book in my hand with pages that I can physically turn. I think that there are pros and cons to using eReaders. I can see the benefit in some circumstances, but not all. I've read my share of eBooks on my laptop. I don't currently own an eReader. However, I plan to purchase an iPad in the near future and I look forward to reading books and magazines on it.
People often ask me how the eBook market has affected my business. So far, it has not had a negative impact. However, I see the importance of keeping up with the times. I firmly believe - "if you can't be 'em, join 'em." I expect eBooks to continue to increase in popularity, so I intend to get my slice of the eBook pie in the future.