E-Books Will Never Catch On
Oh, really? Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, has a provocative blog post challenging something all publishers hear whenever they talk about e-books. I’ve experienced it too. Whenever I put up a post on e-books, or talk about my Kindle 2, or how Concordia Publishing House is moving into e-books, sure enough, I receive a flurry of flustered comments from book-lovers who recite all the reasons they know, they just know, e-books will never really catch on and why books are better. Are books better? It depends. Do I love books? Huh? Is the Pope Catholic? Am I enjoying e-books? Yes, very much. I own and use a Kindle 2. I have downloaded to my iTouch iPod three of the “big players” in e-book readers, including: Stanza, eReader and the Kindle app for the iPhone/iTouch. I like each of them. Read Michael’s post and then tell me what you think. He has several related links to other articles he has written about e-books as well for you to check out. My thesis is this: if you enjoy reading, you will enjoy e-books. And, with all due respect to e-book detractors, I have yet to meet a vociferous anti-e-book person who actually has spent much time at all with an e-book reader, a modern one, not some clunky thing from the late 1990s.