I will admit that for years I didn’t really buy many books at all. On occasion I would pick up a design book or “How To” book that would take me months to finish. In the last year and half, I’ve been reading more than EVER! I’ve been buying a couple of print books but I currently have over 200 books in my eLibrary full of ebooks, documents and white papers. Why the change? It’s easier to access my books! I can use my iPhone, iPad or laptop and access my ebooks anywhere. If I’m sitting in the bus… read! If I’m waiting in line… read! If I’m on the can… read! I know you could do this with a book but can you carry 200 of them in your pocket? Noooooo! I have access to all this info and feel great knowing that millions of trees were nut cut down. I’m sure my tablet leaves a carbon foot print but is it anywhere near the amount of material used for books? Let’s find out.
Here is beautifully designed Infographic by RetailMeNot that explains exactly what has happened and what is going to happen to the world of print books and ebooks.
I’ll say this, at the end of the infographic, keep in mind that Apple will be releasing an iPad Mini in 2012 to compete with the Kindle Fire.