Why Books Will Probably Never Die


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.