Paper is sooooo limiting!

Just an initial thought. Having to produce books in paper is so limiting because …

  • The set-up costs are never that low.
  • You never know how many to print in advance so you either overstock or run out.
  • There is never enough bookshelf space in any bookshop to hold more than a fraction of what’s available.
  • Paper doesn’t keep that well because of low levels of acid in most papers; they very slowly rot away – no legacy there!
  • They are really bulky and heavy. A lightweight e-book reader can carry dozens of books and fit into one large pocket.

And so it goes on …

Whereas, by comparison, e-books are easier to produce, store and distribute.

More on this theme later …

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