TIP #17: From PaperBooks to eBooks

I love books, but love much more reading. I have read more than 340 books since 2007, and most likely the rate wasn’t much less before, I just never track them before then. (My mother use to said that I was a library rat). While I was doing my MBA, I could not afford many books, so I leave a bookmark on the book I was reading (In the Barnes and Noble Store). I end up being friend with the manager of that Barnes and Noble in Pueblo, Colorado. He was really kind and allow me to kept the book I was reading behind the counter. (So people stop removing the bookmark. Some people is so rude) I bough all the books I could, I just could not afford that many. At that time, I think I was reading well over two books per week. That said, I had so many books in a time, that every time we need to move, it was simply put a pain. I begin moving from PaperBooks to eBooks on 2002. I made the real jump in 2008 with the Kindle. We went from thirty boxes of books to two on our last move. (We had move twelve times since 2000, because of our jobs)
I continue reading like a maniac, but now I don’t keep that many paper books. I know many people that say they will never read on eBooks. My advice is try it. You will be amaze. Also you can always buy in paper all those that you really love.
The best I have heard on this discussion of people that like or not ebooks is the following from Andy Ihnatko:

“Books are for people who likes books. Ebooks are for people who likes reading.”

i.e. As I wrote this, my library from the original Peanut Press is now in a Barnes and Noble Account, it was fun to see all those old books, same happiness that in the past I got from PaperBooks, without the weight and the space. (Out of all those books, I picked one to re-read. I would had pay happily for it again)

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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