From the amount of books we receive on a daily basis, to the conversations we have with our customers it’s clear that many of us have hundreds and hundereds of books en-masse taking up space in our homes and on our shelves. Let’s face it, it would be alot easier to manage your collection if you downloaded all your books onto your ipod or Kindle.
But there is something about printed books we as a nation just can’t give up on. There’s something about holding a book in your hand that, for us at least, can’t be matched by using a Kindle.
The statistics show that e-books are becoming more and more popular, but we’re not concerned because for all the great things e-books accomplish convenience, selection, portability there are still some fundamental qualities they will simply never possess:
E-books are not simply a better format replacing an inferior one; they offer a completely different experience.
Here at We Buy Books we think books are cool… they offer a different experience and a different texture to your bog standard e-reader and that alone warrants their existance! Printed books do not have to disappear for e-books to flourish, and e-books don’t have to be the only choice.
Maybe it’s just that simple.
Books possess the quality of scarcity, which means that your copy is unique on some level. For fans who truly love a particular book, an e-version simply does not replace a physical copy.
There are certain books that we need on our shelves – if you’re a die hard Harry Potter fan for instance, doesn’t it feel alot more special if you own and can see every single edition sat on your book shelf? Its a similar scenario for other cult books such as the Lord of The Rings, having an e-copy of the book just doesn’t cut the mustard.
Think of the book cover of your favourite book? It had to grab your attention from it’s place in the shop or on the shelf, you don’t get that in the digital world
E-books can be great for people who care only about the contents or have vision problems or even people who are ashamed of what they’re reading! (50 Shades of Grey being the perfect example)
But for people who truly love books, print is the only medium that will satisfy.
Can you think of any other reasons why printed books rule? We think there’s nothing better than curling up with a good old fashioned printed book! One good thing about e-books is the storage of your books – you can store hundreds of books on your e-reader, but you might not be able to afford the same luxury in your house…. That’s where we come in – We Buy Books is the place to turn all your unwanted books into cash. Just think of all the books you might have sitting around the place gathering dust, you could turn them into extra cash now! As to how much they’re worth, well that will remain a mystery until you head over to us and punch in those ISBN numbers.