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In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids

In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Parents who have young children at home are a relatively tech-savvy group. They are more likely than other adults to have computers, internet access, smartphones, and tablet computers.

Via Carisa Kluver, Nathalie van Ee
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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:01 PM

Great info about how print and eBooks are evolving side-by-side ...

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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.

 

" The growth in e-book sales is slowing markedly. And purchases of e-readers are actually shrinking, as consumers opt instead for multipurpose tablets. It may be that e-books, rather than replacing printed books, will ultimately serve a role more like that of audio books—a complement to traditional reading, not a substitute."

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Nicholas Carr, a 2010 Pulitzer finalist with “The Shallows,” (exploring the distracting nature of digital culture), writes here an interesting piece about ebooks and the unexpected resilience of traditional books! 

 

... which is not contradictory to our core belief that ebooks and apps are no direct competitors to pbooks but rather co-exist with other reading format, complement or extend the reading experience. 

 

eBooks and apps are no revolution per se but an evolution: "E-books, in other words, may turn out to be just another format—an even lighter-weight, more disposable paperback. That would fit with the discovery that once people start buying digital books, they don't necessarily stop buying printed ones."

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