Home – New Forums Starting your journey Starting an online bookshop

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 14 posts - 16 through 29 (of 29 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1094320
    AdvancedPetSitting
    Member
    • Total posts: 357
    Up
    0
    ::

    I just want to say something about paperbooks. Ever since I got an ipad I stoped buying books from bookstores. It costs me less to get an ebook and I can store a huge amount in the cloud instead of trying to find space at home. I’m even contemplating selling my book collection.

    The way technology is going books will be something from the past soon. Look what’s happening with all the newspapers.

    But that’s only my opinion.

    #1094472
    AdvancedPetSitting
    Member
    • Total posts: 357
    Up
    0
    ::

    I just want to say something about paperbooks. Ever since I got an ipad I stoped buying books from bookstores. It costs me less to get an ebook and I can store a huge amount in the cloud instead of trying to find space at home. I’m even contemplating selling my book collection.

    The way technology is going books will be something from the past soon. Look what’s happening with all the newspapers.

    But that’s only my opinion.

    #1094322
    tonyk
    Member
    • Total posts: 1,430
    Up
    0
    ::
    AdvancedPetSitting, post: 109305 wrote:
    I just want to say something about paperbooks. Ever since I got an ipad I stoped buying books from bookstores. It costs me less to get an ebook and I can store a huge amount in the cloud instead of trying to find space at home. I’m even contemplating selling my book collection.

    The way technology is going books will be something from the past soon. Look what’s happening with all the newspapers.

    But that’s only my opinion.

    Good point but there are still plenty of people out there who prefer to have a book in their hand as they feel more connected to a book than an ebook, myself included.

    #1094474
    tonyk
    Member
    • Total posts: 1,430
    Up
    0
    ::
    AdvancedPetSitting, post: 109305 wrote:
    I just want to say something about paperbooks. Ever since I got an ipad I stoped buying books from bookstores. It costs me less to get an ebook and I can store a huge amount in the cloud instead of trying to find space at home. I’m even contemplating selling my book collection.

    The way technology is going books will be something from the past soon. Look what’s happening with all the newspapers.

    But that’s only my opinion.

    Good point but there are still plenty of people out there who prefer to have a book in their hand as they feel more connected to a book than an ebook, myself included.

    #1094325
    JohnTranter
    Member
    • Total posts: 842
    Up
    0
    ::
    tonyk, post: 109313 wrote:
    Good point but there are still plenty of people out there who prefer to have a book in their hand as they feel more connected to a book than an ebook, myself included.

    Agree with this, I love my kindle but have failed to convince any of my family to convert to one.

    #1094476
    JohnTranter
    Member
    • Total posts: 842
    Up
    0
    ::
    tonyk, post: 109313 wrote:
    Good point but there are still plenty of people out there who prefer to have a book in their hand as they feel more connected to a book than an ebook, myself included.

    Agree with this, I love my kindle but have failed to convince any of my family to convert to one.

    #1094327
    SuzsSpace
    Participant
    • Total posts: 692
    Up
    0
    ::

    Yes, print books will become a thing of the past but not for a while yet. I know so many people who have an ereader, they use them to the extreme and still buy books in print. There is the occasional person who only reads them on their ereader and one person who buys the book in print and scans it in before reading it.

    I firmly believe the secondhand book market will outlive the new book market and that books will eventually be given as presents as a luxury. eBooks will rule…in due course.

    #1094478
    SuzsSpace
    Participant
    • Total posts: 692
    Up
    0
    ::

    Yes, print books will become a thing of the past but not for a while yet. I know so many people who have an ereader, they use them to the extreme and still buy books in print. There is the occasional person who only reads them on their ereader and one person who buys the book in print and scans it in before reading it.

    I firmly believe the secondhand book market will outlive the new book market and that books will eventually be given as presents as a luxury. eBooks will rule…in due course.

    #1094328
    AdvancedPetSitting
    Member
    • Total posts: 357
    Up
    0
    ::
    tonyk, post: 109313 wrote:
    Good point but there are still plenty of people out there who prefer to have a book in their hand as they feel more connected to a book than an ebook, myself included.

    Hehe try traveling for a few weeks with a suitcase full of books :). That used to be me. Now I travel a few kilos lighter :)

    #1094480
    AdvancedPetSitting
    Member
    • Total posts: 357
    Up
    0
    ::
    tonyk, post: 109313 wrote:
    Good point but there are still plenty of people out there who prefer to have a book in their hand as they feel more connected to a book than an ebook, myself included.

    Hehe try traveling for a few weeks with a suitcase full of books :). That used to be me. Now I travel a few kilos lighter :)

    #1094331
    Brooke Clark
    Member
    • Total posts: 14
    Up
    0
    ::

    This is a tricky one. I’m an editor, so I love books of the physical variety, and for a while I was seriously considering starting up an online bookshop. I just got a bit too worried about ebooks. In the UK and the USA, ebook sales are absolutely booming; Australia is behind in take-up but over the past year it has started to pick up pace.

    As disappointed as I was not to go ahead with my idea, for me it made the best financial sense. I decided to stick with editing, and added ebook creation to my services instead!

    So, I’d reiterate that you should do a whole lot of research before you put too much money into it.

    Good luck …

    #1094481
    Brooke Clark
    Member
    • Total posts: 14
    Up
    0
    ::

    This is a tricky one. I’m an editor, so I love books of the physical variety, and for a while I was seriously considering starting up an online bookshop. I just got a bit too worried about ebooks. In the UK and the USA, ebook sales are absolutely booming; Australia is behind in take-up but over the past year it has started to pick up pace.

    As disappointed as I was not to go ahead with my idea, for me it made the best financial sense. I decided to stick with editing, and added ebook creation to my services instead!

    So, I’d reiterate that you should do a whole lot of research before you put too much money into it.

    Good luck …

    #1094332
    SAmedia
    Member
    • Total posts: 191
    Up
    0
    ::

    Part of me is just wondering what makes you different from the other bookshops out there and what research (if any) you have done in to the changing market of books, as people move from the physical to the electronic?

    All the best,
    Sean

    #1094483
    SAmedia
    Member
    • Total posts: 191
    Up
    0
    ::

    Part of me is just wondering what makes you different from the other bookshops out there and what research (if any) you have done in to the changing market of books, as people move from the physical to the electronic?

    All the best,
    Sean

Viewing 14 posts - 16 through 29 (of 29 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.