“50 Benefits of Ebooks” to be released as a paperback

I'm poking fun; the title is already available as an ebook (in multiple formats).

Sue Polanka pointed me at this book. Michael Pastore has released an updated and revised edition of 50 Benefits of Ebooks:

A revised and expanded new ebook about ebooks, published today, is packed with information about how to understand, and enjoy, the digital reading revolution. The book, soon to be released as a 368-page paperback, is now available in ebook editions which contain all the same information as the paperback — yet sell for less than four dollars.

I really have to wonder about the author's motives. If he really wants to promote ebooks, then why is this content trapped in a book instead of freely available on the web? It would make quite a few interesting articles and blog posts. And those articles would help promote the ebook, too. People might read one, see it's an excerpt, and then go buy the ebook.

via No Shelf Required

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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