Friday, June 14, 2013

Newbie Blogger Diaries #9

So, I was trying to write a review, and well, let's just say it didn't work. I spaced out and started thinking about the age old ebook vs print book phenomenon. So I opened up a new post to start a Newbie Blogger Diaries Debate...

Ebook or Print?

As a newbie(ish) blogger I have learned that a lot of review copies or requests I receive are for ebooks. And it makes sense. The author/publisher doesn't have to pay for shipping, plus it is an instant download. Also, I read print ARCs cost 15 dollars to print a piece! So here are some pros and cons for ebooks:

Ebooks Pros: 

  1. As afore mentioned, they download instantly! 
  2. You can highlight, add notes, and other stuff (How cool are those things?!?!)
  3. Often you can read with your e-reader in just one hand instead of wasting your energy turning those pages!
  4. You can adjust font, size, and color.

Print Pros:

  1. Your eyes don't get tired as quick.
  2. It is easier to flip through the book. This can also eliminate confusion about the story if you can go back and check your facts.
  3. You can touch the cover image sand they are never in weird format.
  4. You can keep them as trophies on your shelf. (I love me some pretty books to hoard!)
So, what do you think? I am more fond of print, but I still love ebooks! Any more Pros to add to the list? Remember this is a debate so argue your side! 

-Emily :)


  1. The good thing about physical books is that it's not only about the reading, but also the admiring. I LOVE my hardcovers and paperbacks. But EBooks are a quicker and, at times, more efficient method. Also, prints are way more expensive.

    1. Ooh, good points Camila! Especially the price gap. And I always admire my print books, especially the really pretty ones :)

  2. I was going to do a post about this soon too!! Personally I read more e poke because they're cheaper and I can get more for my money, but LOVE the feeling of an actual book so if the price differs by a couple of dollars I go with the print version. You made some great points though!!!!

    1. This is such a good topic, if you do a post I can't wait to see it :) Ebooks are certainly cheaper... I need to add that to the list. But, of course, the feeling of a print book in your hand is pretty amazing. Great Points! :D

  3. Haha you list some really great points! I love being able to bring my ereader wherever I go, but hardcovers will always hold a special place in my heart. There's just a certain magic that comes with holding a real book in your hands. xD

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  4. I also like being able to have so many books with me at once on an ereader instead of carrying several books around! I also like search features with ebooks! But I still love real books and always want to buy hard copy versions of ebooks I really love!