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Can e-books take over?

: It’s a passionate debate for booklovers across the globe – can e-books completely replace conventional, printed books? Join the debate.

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 18:12 November 1, 2012

  • Image Credit: Bloomberg
  • Sony Corp’s PRS-700 book reader. Sony gained access to more than 500,000 e-book titles through an agreement with Google, a partnership aimed at challenging the dominance of Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle.

While reading habits over the years seem to have dropped to worrying levels, the sale of e-books gradually overtaken printed books in the US. Can e-books ever truly replace printed books globally? Or will the fact that technology penetration is still low in several parts of the world continue to keep the printed books in circulation?

Join the debate.