Now, there are signs that some e-book adopters are returning to
print, or becoming hybrid readers, who juggle devices and paper.
E-book sales fell by 10 percent in the first five months of this
year, according to the Association of American Publishers, which
collects data from nearly 1,200 publishers. Digital books
accounted last year for around 20 percent of the market, roughly
the same as they did a few years ago.
E-books’ declining popularity may signal that publishing, while
not immune to technological upheaval, will weather the tidal wave
of digital technology better than other forms of media, like music
I read both, but for any book I truly care about, I prefer to get it in print.