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Should There be an “E” in “E-Book”?


Maybe all of us know the term “e-book” right now, but I’ll use the definition from Wikipedia just in case some of you don’t know yet.

…The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as “an electronic version of a printed book,”…

E-books have seen a very significant rise in usage since the year 2000. Back then, e-books were very limited, which resulted in very little people wanting to buy an e-reader just to read e-books. They were also expensive back then, costing almost the same as a hardcover book. But now, a lot of textbooks, even popular books, are in digital format. A lot of websites offer them for free, too. Then, I started to ask myself, “Should I use e-books, or should I just stick to old, paperback books?”

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