By 2015 the books were supposed to take over printed books. Nothing of the sort happened. In fact the data tells us the print books are being bought more. The sales of e-books have slipped majorly in recent years.
In e-books vs traditional books debate, readers, it seems, are returning to the print as nothing can replace the experience of holding the book in hands. Some of the experiences like smelling its pages and reading it through the night slipping into your favorite position without the worry of lights emitting from the book to destroy your eyes or your sleep are the favorites of many people now.
All the readers across the world have loved and experienced sleeping while reading the book and getting up with the book beside them to restart the process again. There was a time when the book world had panicked as the digital world rose. Everyone was uncertain about the future of print as the readers shifted their gaze to new digital devices.
Sales of e-books had definitely soared with them rising up to 1,260 percent during a 2-3 years phase specifically in 2008 and 2010. Booksellers faced loss as they saw readers buy new titles online as they were cheaper compared to the print books. But nothing dramatically reversed. People still kept buying the paper backed versions of books.
In recent times, the print book sales have only risen ultimately taking us to the conclusion that it is all about tastes and places.
Some days when one is traveling the reader prefers enjoying ebooks as carrying print books adds weight and on the other days people like taking a cup of coffee sitting at the corner of their house holding the pages of their favorite book and reading. Personality and preferences hold a major role in deciding which format will be brought by the reader.