JENNIFER PLATT | Print, audio or e? Reading is reading, but there are differences

Reading books on a phone or tablet just isn’t the same as print, but at least audio books take the fight out of flight

12 May 2021 - 20:01

Lately, I’ve been asked quite a few times if I read electronic or printed books. This question always surprises me because I thought this was answered a few years ago. The answer being another question: “Does it really matter?”

I thought reading was reading. Whether it’s listening to an audiobook, downloading an e-book or buying a physical copy, it does not make a difference. Or does it?..

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