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Where is the Book Industry Heading To?

Where is the Book Industry Heading To?
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No matter how old we get, one just cannot live without books. As children, our teachers and parents introduced us to books, using stories to impart wisdom. As we grew up, the stories and their characters became a part of our lives, guiding us and giving us some of the best moments of our lives.

When science and technology, particularly the internet, made big inroads into our lives, it was widely believed that the books would wither out slowly from our lives. The advent of internet was prophesied as the death knell for books. But instead, the love for books is still alive in the hearts of those who grew up with them and even those who grew up with technology. Despite the omnipresence of the internet and other technologies in our lives, the books will continue to play one of the most important roles in our lives. In other words, the book industry would continue to thrive in the present as well as in the future.

Technology will improve the methods of book publishing and selling, but would in no way replace the beauty of reading an actual book. For instance, even today we have people eagerly waiting for the latest book in the Harry Potter series to release, so that they can read it.

Some of the books became so popular that they were translated into different languages and made into movies. Even then, many considered the original book to be far better than the movies they inspired. Throughout ages, books have played a very important role in the continuous evolution of the human mind and the excitement that comes with purchasing a book and then reading it cannot simply wither away with time. Books are engrossing, enriching and educational. Nothing can match the beauty of a sentence well written and a story well narrated. Like John Keats wrote in his poem,” A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” it can be said that a good book is like a treasure to be cherished for eternity.

In a nutshell, it can be said that the book industry has a very bright future ahead. Brilliant authors would continue to write masterpieces and readers would keep reading them to their heart’s content.

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