Friday, March 13, 2009

Ebook Reading vs. Print Reading

I buy most of my books through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Borders. I do have an ebookwise ebook reader, but I don't have a lot of books on it. I actually do enjoy using it and it's handy to take with me when I'm on the bus or waiting somewhere.

But, even though I do support the ebook market and think it will grow more and more, I find that I don't buy as many ebooks as I do print books. I do have the Gena Showalter books on my ebookwise and I have several Beth Williamson books on it also (I'd like to now buy those in print). And, I use the ebook reader for erotic novellas from Samhain, Loose Id, or Ellora's Cave.

I was really impressed by some articles I read last year on eliminating excess paper and streamlining your library and it really motivated me to buy/use the ebook reader. However, as time has gone on, I find myself still buying lots of print books. I suppose I'll never not buy print books (unless by some quirk of the future they don't exist anymore). But, I'm a little sad that I don't buy more ebooks considering that I have this e-reader and am not using it so much anymore.

I'm curious for those who read a lot of romance books and who own an e-reader if they buy more books in digital format or in print.


Kate Willoughby said...

If I had an extra $400, I'd get a Kindle 2, but I don't. I don't buy that many print books anymore either. The library is my friend, especially these days. :) I do have some e-books, but they're on my computer, and I'd MUCH rather read in bed. I read before going to sleep every night.

Vivienne Westlake said...

The Kindle 2 looks more attractive than the original. I do agree about making good use of the library. I haven't used it much this year, but I used to go often. I didn't get romance books there, but I would go for non-fiction and research books.

Kate Willoughby said...

Okay, I just saw where the Sony reader just got like a gazillion books added to their library for free because they've gone beyond wahtever that statute of limitations they have on books where they were written so long ago they're public domain. That may sway me to the Sony instead of the Kindle.