Year of the E-reader?
Way back in January pundits were calling 2010 the Year of the e-reader. Over at Read Write Web, they think the year has lived up to that promise with the appearance of the Kindle, Sony e-reader and, who could forget, the iPad.
The article points out that the price war (that has seen the Kindle halve in price) has been a big influence in getting e-readers into more hands. This in turn meant that in the US e-book sales almost doubled between January and August of this year.
But while e-books have made big advances like social reading, the article concludes with five advantages of paper books including sharing, packaging and second-hand books.