While smartphones and tablets have quickly been chipping away the market share and overall significance of printed books, I don’t think it’s time to write an epitaph for it just yet. Yes, print publishing is continuing to shrink with all the new gadgets and apps that eternally make reading a whole lot easier but I have three good reasons why it will never be dead.
Reading a book is an experience.
There will always be a digital divide.
Print Technology is evolving as well.
I agree. While I find reading texts on smartphones, tablets and my laptop convenient, reading a printed book in my hands is its own experience that cannot be replicated on other media.