And then... it struck me what an impressive list of advantages we have to show potential buyers of of these books, cook-books, comic books, technical books, fine art books, maps, etc etc.
- They are massively cheaper than their paper counterparts.
- You can get updates, usually for free. Typos and new discoveries are no longer a bane of books.
- The screen means that the pictures are sharper and have better colors than the paper books ever had.
- You don't have to fear damaging the book, since it's virtual, it can always be replaced.
- You save lots of shelf and storage space.
- You no longer have to agonize over which books to let go when you clear out, or discover that you had let one go you shouldn't have. Electronic storage is virtually infinite.
- There are interactive features, like note-comparing, which never existed on paper.
- Many of the books will be a lot lighter and smaller than their paper counterparts, easier to handle when reading.
- You can acquire the books much quicker and easier, from a global market.
- Certain features are there if you want them, like the ereader reading the text aloud for you, or for your child.
- You can zoom in on graphics, getting far, far more detail than from a paper book.
Me, I can't wait. These will be so rich experiences.