“5 Myths About eBooks Debunked”

Here’s a quick, handy post courtesy of eBook Newser: “5 Myths About eBooks Debunked.” I do have a quibble about #1 on the list (“Do you really read books for how they smell?” YES! See picture on the left). As for the rest of the list, I’d have to say that slowly but surely we’re seeing a gradual shifting of awareness on the virtues of ebooks — thanks to improvements in sharing, library lending, and user friendliness. Right?

1. eBooks don’t feel or smell as good as print books.

2. eBooks are expensive.

3. You can’t share an eBook.

4. You can’t check an eBook out of the library.

5. eReaders are hard to use.

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