"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Saturday, December 5, 2009

E-books = the future?

Thanks to Nathan Bransford (see sidebar) for this link to predictions about the future of e-books.

I agree that the prices for e-readers will most likely come way down, but $99 (his breakthrough price point) is still a bit high for me with e-books costing almost as much as paperbacks. Maybe if e-tailers run a program of, buy 10 e-books, get a free reader? Kind of like convenience stores around here do with gallons of milk. Otherwise, I'll be bidding on ebay, hoping to win an e-reader for, oh, $19.99.

3 comments:

jess said...

My problem with this is that I like real books. I like their weght and their smell and I like being able to stack them up to use as tables. And I get that having them on one of those e-reader things is kinder to the earth and all that, but I will probably not own one myself. I feel guilty already. I think I need to go plant a tree.

Zen of Writing said...

I agree -- I'm only tempted to get an e-reader for long trips. I love to take books along but I hate to carry them.

-Shadz- said...

Yup... I like da feeling of paper too, but if e-bookz are da future, den I guess we gotta embrace it!! Im totally inspired, Im going to do a blog abt this :)