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People Still Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks

Digital is not taking over the world of printed books anytime soon, as many predicted. According to a new research by the Pew Research Center, 65% of American book readers reported that they read real book compared to that of 28% for the ebooks. Moreover, majority of the readers said they consider ebook readers as a complementary tool instead of a replacement to physical books.

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This is an important revelation as many predicted that with the rise of smartphones, ebook readers, and other gadgets, physical books would soon become obsolete. However, this data tells a different story. It means books can and will co-exist with the digital readers and remain relevant to our life in the years to come.

Ruhul Kader is a technology and business analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at [email protected]

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