The countdown is on! The paperback version of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast — which bundles my 3 ebooks on time management, packaged with some time makeovers and tips — will be out on August 27 (Amazon link here; B&N link here).
I don’t know why the launch of a physical book somehow feels more real than the launch of the various ebooks. I remain partial to books on paper — those with a spine and pages I can dog-ear or scribble in the margins of, with words I can easily underline. I spend a lot of time in front of screens. I like taking a break from screens when I read. Which is not to say I don’t find my Kindle incredibly convenient. I do. But I like to read on paper, too.
We’ll see how the whole industry shakes out on that subject. I imagine that in a few years, most content will be delivered electronically. Those of us who want print books will print the electronic content at home. We’ll have our own print-on-demand devices for doing so. There may be collectors’ editions of hard-bound books, done up especially nicely, but those will be sold at a higher price point.
What percent of your reading do you do electronically, or in print?