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E-Books vs. Print Books: What's the Difference?
After years of hearing about how e-books were the future, sales of these digital versions are on the decline. In a world where we do everything online, consider this: Independent bookstores are on the rise, while e-books are on the decline. Does this mean that the verdict is finally in on e-books? Does this mean that people, or at least the market forces through which they manifest, have chosen the paperback over the Kindle edition? It seems that may be the case. And there are a litany of reasons why.
eBooks vs Print Books - Which makes more sense?
The e-book is the revolution that never came. About five to seven years ago there was a legitimate fear that the printed book was on the cusp of being made obsolete — a huge concern for those in the book trade. With the potential to fit War and Peace in your pocket it seemed like only a matter of time before the conventional book was reduced to nothing more than a few kilobytes of data. And yet the latest book sales figures and market research seem to indicate the opposite. According to Booknet , a non-profit organization that serves the Canadian book industry, e-books accounted for
Since the first e-book platform launched in , e-book sales grew to comprise 20 percent of all book sales by To ensure the increasing popularity of e-books did not undermine the success of their printed counterparts, publishers frequently delayed the digital publication date for several weeks after the print edition has been released. However, new research in the INFORMS journal Management Science found that delaying the sale of the e-version of a new book does not lead to increased print sales, and can result in significantly fewer e-book sales once the digital version is made available. Over a 20 week period in , the researchers evaluated fiction and non-fiction books, 83 of which had both their digital either Kindle or Amazon and print versions published at the same time, and 99 of which had their print version published first, followed by the digital version released to Kindle and Amazon between one and eight weeks later. Among the books whose digital versions were delayed on Kindle, the researchers found a On Amazon, where consumers can typically purchase both printed and digital copies of books, the researchers found virtually no increase in the sale of printed volumes when the digital version was delayed. However, for books that experienced more prerelease "buzz" among Amazon and Kindle reviews, the study authors found that delaying the release had less of an effect on overall digital sales than for a book that had not experienced prerelease promotion.