This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Do you believe audio books are the future and why do you believe that?
I don’t think audio books are the future any more than paperbacks or ebooks are. There was a lot of talk when ebooks first appeared that print books would disappear, but I hear the percentage of ebooks to total books sold has leveled off. I haven’t heard anything about audiobooks being particularly on the rise (though maybe I’ve missed a development?) I think print books, audio books and ebooks are all co-existing because they each have different appeals to different people, and I think that will probably persist for at least a good while. Print books may eventually disappear, but I don’t think it’s in the near future, and I don’t think audio books have a universal enough appeal to replace the other two.
I’m still sworn off ebooks, but I like my print and audio both, in different situations!