In this tech-savvy era, technology is playing an eminent role in extending the reign of books.
As technology crawled into the book industry, it's hard to ignore how e-books made itself comfortable in the market which was run by physical books from centuries. Instead of tall library shelves, we get the stacks of books in one click that are always intact with us. Also, the burgeoning love for reading amongst the youth generation which made every effort of alterations in the book industry count.
Now, Reading is not anymore an anti-social hobby. There are many online social communities like Vowelor which have espoused thousands of book lovers. They are providing book nerds a platform to talk about their passion for reading. You read a book, talk about it and share your journey with many people who have either read the book or want to read it. This sense of belongingness is what makes the readers keep going with technology.
In this tech-savvy era, technology is playing an eminent role in extending the reign of books. Your busy life is no more an excuse for not reading. (Though, if you are still under this rock then probably you are not well aware of the technology). Audible books are really alleviating the struggle for the readers to take special time out for reading. People are still hustling with life but not without books. The exceptional discounts by Amazon Audible are making huge alterations to make room for books in your daily life.
The other problem which book lovers faced pre-technology invasion was of handling and creating their TBR list. Earlier, finding and tracking the books was a bit of a task. Things are now easier after the introduction of book apps and book clubs. People share their favorite books on these mediums. Their word of mouth for a particular book paves its way to many TBR lists and the trending Goodreads reading challenge is keeping the spirits up of all the readers.
Talking about the book industry, it is impossible not to mention the people who are on the other side of the shore; Authors. It is important to know whether they are pleased with this modification of the audience or how it eased their job. If technology has advanced the readers then it has also done wonders for authors too. Now authors have extended reach to their audience. Facebook live sessions, Instagram hash tags, and trending tweets have been a common way to excite readers about the upcoming book. Also, authors are now more likely to know what actually is pleasing for their audience.
Technology has connected the distant dots of the bookish industry. Now authors are linked with the readers. Readers can too discuss and share their passion with the book lovers across the globe. All these connections give a wider picture of a world reading books irrespective of the physical boundaries and just following their immense passion for reading.
During the initial years of technology, everyone made their bet that the rise of e-books at such a rapid rate will vanish the existence of paperbacks. Though, today paperbacks and e-books are flourishing together in the expanding book reading community. We might whine now and then seeing the transition in the book lovers’ reading habits but deep down we all are paying our gratitude to the technology.
Authored Article by Manik Ghawri, Co-Founder of VOWELOR