We’re buying fewer books as a nation, yet according to new stats audiobook sales have doubled in the past five years. So what’s driving this – and do you prefer to read or listen to a good story?
Are you an ebook convert, or do you prefer to stick to printed books?
Marianne Grant is from the ‘Get it Right from a Genuine Site’ campaign, which is taking a whole new approach to reducing online copyright infringement and ensuring safe downloads. (more on legally downloading content…)
As ebooks rise in popularity, what becomes of the humble library? One option is to embrace the new technology and go digital. Would you use a bookless library to find your next ebook?
Guidebooks are like a faithful companion you can rely on to give you advice you can trust. But with the rise in digital ebooks and mobile apps, will you change the way you read guidebooks in the future?
No wrapping, no trudging to the shops, no fuss. Digital gifts – what’s not to like? Well, in a way, the lack of everything I just mentioned. Would you want to give or a receive a digital gift this Christmas?
I used to be sceptical about reading on any kind of digital device, whether it be a computer, ebook reader, tablet or laptop. Which paper-free reading option is the most enjoyable?
Kindle ebook readers are incredibly popular and regularly do well in Which? lab tests, but some users have reported reliability problems. Frozen screens are most common – has your Kindle’s screen broken?
So, I consider myself an avid tech user. It’s hard not to be in this day and age. However, it seems some are intent on destroying my enthusiasm by recklessly using their gadgets to annoy others in public.
In next week’s Which? Tech podcast, Stephen Fry will be chatting to us about the gadgets he regularly uses. But, as I look at my own growing list of time-saving devices, I wonder; are there any adverse side effects?
I do love a good bargain, and Amazon’s cheap products lend the site massive appeal. But when do low prices become predatory, and at what point will the world’s biggest online retailer be considered a monopoly?
If you’ve built up a proud collection of books, records and DVDs, you’d expect to be able to pass them on to your next of kin. But what happens to all of the downloads you’ve paid for during your life?
A new book scanner revealed at the Consumer Electronic Shows (CES) allows you to digitise books for e-readers. But is it the device that book lovers are after, and does it have the hallmarks of a bestseller?
Is this the year we toss paper in the bin for good? Where we write everything on a phone or tablet and swap paperbacks for ebooks? Paper might be going out of fashion – but I won’t be turning over a digital leaf.