Jeff Stahler for July 23, 2011

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    Kvasir42 Premium Member almost 12 years ago

    I love iBooks on my iPad, but there are times when I also love being able to flip back several pages or chapters when I’m reading something a little complicated or involved. Both still have their place. And I never worry about dropping my book, or if I lose it, I’m not out a lot of money (someone left a brand new Nook at our library several months ago and still haven’t claimed it).

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    PlainBill  almost 12 years ago

    Both good points, and one other item deserves mention. A budding author will find it much easier to get e-published than hope to attract the attention of a ‘dead-tree’ publisher.

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    dfowensby  almost 12 years ago

    yup. same here. last time i was at one, 2 folks got asked to leave the store—they were comparison shopping “online” and scanning the bar codes. ebooks are still with us, and that store is gone now.

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    Dtroutma  almost 12 years ago

    “Small independent” bookstores have been going for a long time, and seeing Borders go down is not good. I say this as I have beside me my Kindle (with 67 “books” on it) and a hard cover book I’m reading as well. Finding “paper” publishers is getting tough, but “self-publishing” firms (a variant from “vanity publishers”) and e-publishing are serving writers in a rapidly changing marketplace. While the e-book thing is one thing, I will miss standing in the aisles, thumbing through REAL books, while determining what to buy. It’s not the same on line.

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    banderpal  almost 12 years ago

    There’s also the cost of books for your Kindle/Nook/etc. I read 5+ books per week, at $0 cost thanks to my local library. My traveling daughter pays $$$ each month for her Kindle books. If I had to buy all the books I read, I’d have to start re-reading all the books I already own or do without groceries.

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