Every now and then I see someone who will post anything regarding the slowing of ebook sales. They want e-books to go away. They want to return to the days of agents and traditional publishing. The way it used to be. Perhaps those were the golden years to some. They’re afraid paperbacks are going to die out completely, and they especially hate Amazon.
Sure any invention can die out, but ebooks are different. They’re a replacement for something that already exists. Ebooks are an upgrade to books. Some of us would like to return to the horse and buggy days, and while we still have some of those around, we’re not going back.
When I first went on the internet, I thought it wouldn’t last at all. At first the internet had a bunch of meaningless websites, so meaningless I don’t even remember them. For this reason, I thought the internet would fail. As silly as I feel when mentioning this, I learned something. The internet wasn’t completely a new invention. Before the Internet, we had people running individual servers where people could access boards about various topics. People would dial into them and socialize. The internet is simply an expansion of communication…TV, radio, newspapers. How silly of me to think it would fail.
Between books and the internet, it was only a matter of time that the ebook evolved. What do you think about ebooks? Do you love them or prefer the scent of a fresh paperback? (I know I love that new book smell.)