E-Books and the Browsing Problem
I use my Kindle often. I read books using the Kindle app for my iPhone more.
But, I don’t like shopping for books in the digital world.
You see, I am a browser. I always have been.
Not only do I judge a book by its cover, I judge it by the weight of the paper and the tone of the ink and the books that are near it on the shelf.
And that last one is the kicker.
When I go to the bookstore or library looking for a book, I am rarely looking for a specific book. If I want a particular title, I order it from an online seller or place a hold on it at the library from the comfort of my living room.
But, if I have a gut feeling that I want to learn something about a particular subject, I like to wander over to a cluster of bookshelves and browse. I have no easy way to browse digital books and this bugs me.
Are you a browser? If so, how is the move to digital publishing changing your book-finding habits?