This showed up on Facebook recently, shared by an author who doesn’t agree with it.
I have to say that I’m getting tired of this argument.
The content is the book, and the book is the content. Paper or electronic is just the medium. It’s fine to prefer one medium to another, but when we get tied up in arguments that pit ebooks against “real books”, we’re missing the point – and doing a real disservice to the authors whose words and stories are why we read in the first place. If you need proof of that, ask yourself whether you’d rather read a beautifully bound blank book, or an ebook by your favorite author. I’m pretty sure you’d prefer the one that actually has a story over the one that feels, looks, and smells wonderful (and has curves.)
By all means, enjoy the benefits of whichever medium you prefer – or both. But please, let’s stop claiming one is superior to or more sacred than the other. And I say this as someone who has 19 shelves of bound books and an electronic library of several hundred titles in her house.