Are paper-back books going to be a thing of the past?

As we have discussed in class, Dickens was writing in a transitive time. With the rise of the publishing industry and literacy rates, the market for literature was completely changed. However this explosion of print that has endured up until recent times is now in jeopardy, and that is because of the advent of the tablet, e-reader, and ebooks. In 2010, many people were concerned that with the rise in popularity of digital forms of literature, paper books were in jeopardy of becoming a thing of the past. However, luckily for me since I hate reading off screens and love the feeling of a book in my hands, this trend seems to be coming to an end. In the past 5 years, sales for paper back books have increased while those for e-readers and ebooks have decreased. Here’s an article froom the New York Times that explains this in further detail.paper vs digital books


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