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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2015, 04:07:29 AM »
Of course everything's now going digital, and will only become more and more sophisticated. eBooks are here to stay, that's for sure. What worries me is that this could spell the beginning of the end of books as we know them. I too have eBooks that are not in print and never will be.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2015, 04:26:55 AM »
E-books are more profitable and will stay. A good book will have a hard copy available and a digital version too. There are books that will only have a digital version because of cost and distribution, but I do like to have a choice of how a book can be bought.

The availability or e-books has allowed then to be enjoyed by a larger number of people in the world, and that will increase when more books come into the public domain, so there are advantages, but it is an advancement rather than a replacement to paper books.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2015, 02:33:23 AM »
I think ebooks are really here to stay. Nowadays, more and more people are patronizing ebooks since they are pretty convenient. You don't have to pack all your real books inside your bag anymore, you could just download all of them to your tablet phone/smartphone. As for me, I would still go for paperbacks. I am kind of an old-fashioned person who still love the smell of books.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2015, 11:50:54 AM »
I'm old fashioned and I still buy books made of paper. I have downloaded a few free ebooks from Amazon onto Kindle for PC as I don't have a tablet, and I hate to admit that so far I've never been inspired to read any of them.

As an aspiring writer, however, I'm hoping to try to publish my own ebook in the not too distant future.


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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2015, 12:14:22 PM »
I definitely think that they are just going to grow increasingly more popular, though I do not think that paperback books are going to go extinct any time soon. There are still plenty of people who prefer the paper.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2015, 12:06:12 PM »
I no longer buy physical books new.  I don't have space to store them and digital books are cheaper (or free).  I occasionally buy used physical books, read them, and then donate or give them away.  I had some trouble adjusting to my kindle.  I missed paper.  But now, 6 years into kindle ownership, paper books typically annoy me.  The rough paper, the awkwardness of holding the book and turning a page with one hand, needing to lug along a second book or being caught without something to read when I finish one - those are all drawbacks for me. 

I think for the immediate future, e-books and paper books are both safe but the e-books will gain in popularity with so many people attached to their devices.  You don't need to buy a special reader when you always have your phone or tablet with you, though the e-ink readers are nice for their own reasons. 

I suspect long term, a few decades or a century in the future, paper books will increase in price and be much rarer.  They use a lot of resources to bind and ship.  Those things are typical now but I think if or when those resources start to be valued more highly, the cost of physical books will start to be prohibitive.  Also, as children are raised with digital books, they may never see the appeal of paper copies.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 01:07:21 PM »
I think they are going to be around for a long time. People still want books, whether they are downloaded or from the library. Well I hope they stay around because I intend writing a few.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2015, 01:35:12 PM »
I definitely believe ebooks are here to stay.  As long as smartphones and tablets/e-readers continue to spiral upward, ebooks won't be too far behind.  Ebooks have absolutely been a great convenience for any and everyone who enjoys having a good book at their fingertips without the constant hassle of lagging around an actual book.  Of course, not excluding the chance of evolving with technology and its frequent innovations. 

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2015, 07:29:59 AM »
Ebooks are not going anywhere, it's already an evolved technology. If you've noticed, everything has gone online and digital from music, films, video games and obviously books. If you're prepared to invest in the time and hard work of releasing your own eBooks, you're going to have a bright future ahead. You won't see the results in the short term but after 2-3 years of concentrated effort you will reap the reward. 

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2016, 09:26:21 PM »
I can see ebooks being interactive and having images and videos in them. You might even get a personalized video within it for people to watch. I sometimes wish ebooks had music to go with them to set the tone.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2016, 12:55:18 AM »
Ebooks will still be ebooks because their popularity is just increasing all the more with the invention of tablets. They are cheaper than books too, so they will just be getting more popular as the years go by.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2016, 12:54:09 PM »
I see the future of ebooks very bright. Over the years, numerous free ebook publishing market has evolved. Even Amazon, the largest online retailer has ebook publishing program called Amazon Kindle. You can publish ebooks for free on Kindle and earn upto 70 percent royalties.
Ebook market will continue to grow because ebooks are cheap and easy to store.

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Re: What future do you see for eBooks?
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2016, 05:46:27 PM »
I think ebooks will eventually evolve to include gifs or small movies inside them so that they become more interactive and visually interesting.  I also think that more graphic novels, manga, and books with illustrations will find their way onto an ebook so more people can see them.  I see more textbooks find their way onto that medium though the price probably won't change until they get hacked enough times with students sharing.  I think ebooks will become more integrated into our learning process instead of something we just use casually. 

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