So states Nicholas Carr, author of an essay in the WSJ on e-books and print materials. He claims that 90% of e-books users still like to read standard books. Further, he argues that 500 years of reading has stood the test of time. See this link for more on “Don’t Burn Your Books- Print is Here to Stay.”
In what is becoming more and more the norm, US News & World Report has become the latest magazine to abandon the print landscape to focus solely on digital media. Although it will continue to print a limited number of copies to be available at newsstands, the publisher is going to stop sending its print edition to subscribers effective January 2011 and become an online only source of news. After publishing weekly for over 60 Years, US News & World Report saw the writing on the wall when in June 2008 it became a biweekly and 6 months later became a monthly magazine. The popular guides to colleges, graduate schools, doctors, hospitals, and personal finance will continue, for now, to be offered in print versions.