Have you turned your back on the paperback?
Amazon has announced that in the US it sold more e-books for its Kindle device than it sold paperback books in the last three months of 2010. Is this the start of an e-book revolution?
Over the pond, the Office of National Statistics said books sales by UK publishers had fallen by 5.9% from 492 million books in 2007 to 463 million in 2009.
The number of adults visiting public libraries also steadily fell, although more children appeared to be taking books out.
Libraries are facing the brunt of council cuts, with many closing all over the UK - forcing many people to take stock of what the loss of free service means for them. But are they being targeted because people prefer to read books online?
Do you read e-books? Do you prefer paperbacks? Do you visit your local library? How will we be reading books in the future?
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