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- +For the first time, Amazon.com, the world's largest on-line bookseller, sold more e-books than hardcover books. Although exact sales figures were not revealed, this is a major milestone for e-books and indicates major changes are taking place within the publishing world. At Amazon, e-books are significantly less expensive than new hardcover books.
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-===Related pages on Debatepedia:===+*[http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/the-big-question-do-electronic-books-threaten-the-future-of-traditional-publishing-875724.html]
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E-books are superior to traditional books.

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Background and context.

For the first time, Amazon.com, the world's largest on-line bookseller, sold more e-books than hardcover books. Although exact sales figures were not revealed, this is a major milestone for e-books and indicates major changes are taking place within the publishing world. At Amazon, e-books are significantly less expensive than new hardcover books.

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  • E-book readers can quickly update content for accuracy and relevance.



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Con

  • Traditional, paper books are immune to viruses, dead batteries, and other technical malfunctions.


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  • Because they are paperless, e-books are more environmentally friendly.


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  • A hardcover book has greater monetary value than an easily copied e-book.


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  • E-books are more convenient as an entire library can be stored in a single reader.



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  • E-books threaten the publishing industry.


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