Also, when the American Association of Publishers released their latest sales figures, it was plain to see people are heading away from traditional print in their droves, and heading towards the digital platforms instead.
We've all seen what happened to Borders - I hate to think of the little independent book stores going the same way. So... does this mean the end for 'proper' books?
I don't think so. As much as I love my Kindle, (sorry to keep going on about it, but I do), I love the feel of a book as well. I love seeing a good cover, cracking open the spine, and smelling all the lovely pages. I love seeing how long until the next chapter, and how far until the end. And when I've finished reading, I like seeing the books I've read all lined up together.
I think I'll buy the majority of my books in Kindle format from now on, but I'll still treat myself to the odd traditional one every now and again, for nostalgia's sake...