Although newspapers and magazines have been losing readers to the internet for more than a decade, books have sold quite well over the same period. That was until the release of electronic readers.
If you have never used one, an electronic reader or e-book is a device that lets users download text directly from the internet. Most models can store tens of thousands of books that can be accessed at any time.
What is the appeal? For one thing, electronic readers save users money. Since books require raw materials like paper and ink, they are obviously much more expensive. By comparison, the average e-book downloaded on Dublin accommodation is only about half the cost of a traditional book. (more...)