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Today is just a random bookish post. I got to thinking, I love my Nook, really I do. It's so convenient, and I can bring hundreds of books with me wherever I go. The only problem is, I love real books too. I suppose it's not really a problem that I love physical books, the problem is that I love reading on my Nook, but I have a thing for pretty book covers. I'm sure most of you would agree.
You know when you get a DVD and it comes with the code for the digital download, I think it would be cool if they could do that with books. I have a lot of books on both my Nook and physical copy just because it's pretty and I wanted the real book too.
So my thoughts are: Say the Hardcover book is whatever amount of money, but to get the book with the digital download code in it, maybe a few dollars more. I know I would be willing to pay a little more to get the physical and digital copy together. I spend twice as much to buy them separate. I don't really know the way that book publishing and the digital formats work (you know, the inner workings), but I thought that if they can do that with DVD's, why not be able to do it with books right? I could be way off and completely wrong though. I think that e-readers are really becoming a big thing. They would never be able to take the place of physical books, but I know that there are plenty of other people out there, who like me have copies of a book in there e-reader and a physical copy for their bookshelf. Am I right?
So what are your thoughts on this? Would you be willing to pay more for a book if it had a digital download with it? I don't know how difficult it would be for publishers to make special copies of books to include something like that. I just think it would be really awesome if it were possible for them to do it. So that is my random thought for the day.