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eBooks are the future of stamp catalogs and other philatelic literature

Though I’m much in love with my printed set of stamp catalogs, I have no doubts that sooner or later eBooks will triumph over printed matter. Right now one of my largest annoyances is the fact that though eBooks seem to be this seasons hottest gift ideas, there is nothing but few oddball philatelic publications available. Nothing from Amos (publisher of Scott), nothing from Schwanberger (publisher of Michel), and nothing from SG (publisher of Stanley Gibbons). Why? According to Amazon, a major portion of their book sales happens these days with eBooks. And I’m not much suprised as: eBooks are usually much cheaper than printed matter (not to mention postage related savings) The price of reader devices have come down a lot too (close to level of medium quality mobile phones and as such) And above all, the usability / technology of eBooks seems to have gone gone up in […]

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