"real" books vs digital print

February 7, 2007 4:39pm CST
I love reading books. The ones you can hold in your hand and turn the pages are what I call "Real" books. I have written several small books on several subjects, but the cost to get them printed is huge. I prefer creating a digital book because it is easier , costs less and it is easier to add links to it and other media. Reading a book on the computer is not as great an experience as reading one in my comfy chair or in bed. My question is which do you prefer the high cost "Real" book or the lower cost digital?
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Paper, paper, always and forever. I'm on the computer a lot, but it's very hard on my eyes for any length of time. If I'm doing research, I usually want to underline and make notes. I also dogear my books, so it's almost as easy to find something as it would be by using the computer. Have you tried using Lulu for publishing your books? The cost is pretty low, and you can offer them in both digital and paper format, and set a different price for each. I don't think I would pay for a digital book unless I really needed it for research and it wasn't available in any other format.
• Canada
8 Feb 07
If you need a hard copy of the book, you can always print it and do a good job if it is a .pdf file. I do agree reading online is a strain on the eyes, much less so with a book.