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Friday, 27 May 2011

Will eBooks ever be included free with traditional books?

There's an interesting arguement for this on the Good eReader Blog -

"When you look at the movie industry you always get the digital version for free when you buy the hard copy. When you buy a Blu-ray Disk it normally comes with a free digital edition for your computer, ditto with DVD Disks. Considering that eBooks are so popular, why is it that the leather bound tomes we have come to love are not accompanied by the digital version?"   FULL ARTICLE


Davieboy said...

I have advocated this before, including on this site I believe. "Real" books will more and more become ornaments and decorative, to be preserved in pristine condition. I have many signed books/1st editions that I haven't physically read, prefering to read a library copy/paperback/kindle/audiobook. This particularly applies to George RR Martin my fave writer - Gary, have you been watching "Game of Thrones"? I have been awaiting a blog post as I'd be interested in your thoughts on the TV show and books if you've read them.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Davieboy - a friend of mind just sent me a recording of the first six episodes of Game of Thrones - I'll likely be posting something about it this coming week.