E-BOOKS VS. PAPERBACK BOOKS
Recently, e-book came out and developed rapidly. In 2012, Amazon released news that it sold more e-books than paperback books in the global market in 2011. Interestingly, it was the first time more e-books than paperbacks were sold on Amazon. Some people have predicted that one day e-books will completely replace paperback books. They saw the rapid increase of e-books’ selling and potential. Undeniably, today’s society has a tendency to prefer e-books. But this preference does not mean that e-books will completely replace paperback books one day. Paperback books still are loved by many readers today. E-books will not completely replace paperback books. There are advantages of each one in most aspects. Those aspects are mobility, space, flexibility, and tactility. In most cases, e-books are better than paperback books. But paperback books still have their own advantages. Paperback books have their own incredible uniqueness that e-books cannot replace. In mobility, e-books exceed paperback books. Roso stated:
Carry your entire library in your pocket: With disk space quickly becoming a commodity, and the size of portable device hard drives getting bigger and bigger, it’s conceivable to think that you could have your entire library with you and have it accessible to your fingertips. (“E-book’s Advantages over print,” n.d.) Readers can take e-books anywhere in a small hard driver. Paperback books are heavier, especially when a person holds many paperback books. People travel and move often. Travelling may bring some difficulties to carry paperback books. But as men’s travelling increases, the transportation of goods also becomes easier. Transporting some paperback books become easier. It may cost some time and some money. The increase of man’s traveling and moving can also help paperback books transport. In space, e-books still are more convenient to store than paperback books. E-books can be stored on a disk driver (Roso, “E-book’s...
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