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E-books are superior to traditional books.

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For the first time, Amazon.com, the world's largest online 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.





Con

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





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Because they are paperless, e-books have less impact on the environment.





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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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