This topic has been bugging for a while now. Everyone on this site that knows me knows I love reading and writing. Writing has been a big deal to me since I was in 6th grade. Now I have finally self published my own book. It is sold in digital format and paperback. The paperback copy of my books is eleven dollars and fifty-three cents. While the Nook and Kindle versions are four dollars and ninety-nine cents. You are saving over six dollars on the books. My book is over 300 pages in paper. Someone on this site stated that digital copies of books are not valuable when in fact they are. We are now living in this digital age. So of course books were going to be published as e-books as well as in paper. E-readers are now sweeping the nation. Most people are used to the change while others aren’t. Now don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying that paperbacks are not valuable. They still are, but they are getting to be expensive. Books under 100 pages are under five dollars. If they are over 100 you can expect them to be over 10 dollars. Ordering online on Amazon or Barnes and Noble is cheaper than actually going to a bookstore. E-books are even cheaper than ordering online. You can even get some of them for free even. You can get the e-book immediately after purchase while you have to wait on the books you ordered. Paperbacks are expensive new. Yes, you can get them used for cheaper, but you don’t know where that book has been. The book could have spills and stains on it. Do you really want a used book like that? No, most people don’t. Now if your house burns down you will lose all those paperbacks that you ordered online. Now if you have an e-reader and it breaks or gets lose. You can just get another one for around fifty dollars. You then can re-download all the books onto the new one. You don’t even have to waste your money. Barnes and Noble and Amazon will save the book for you in the cloud! So my point is that yes, e-books are valuable. You don’t have to buy them again if your e-reader is broken. I’ve been seeing lately that most authors have only been publishing their books are e-books. They know it’s cheaper and more people have e-readers now. Some books you can’t get in paper. Plus you save so much room in your house. Also people are saying they aren’t real books when they are. They are just on a device. They say the same words that a paperback copy has. Sometimes authors even add more to the e-book then the paperbacks. They are easier to edit. Also I do still own about 250 paperback books. On my Nook which I use more often now I have almost 700 books. I still have 2 a little bit over 2 gigs of space. Once I archive the manga I will have closer to 3 gigs again. So please don’t tell me that e-books are not valuable. What are your thoughts on physical books versus digital copies?