The Amazon Kindle has recently surpassed ebook sales more than hardcovers according to the media giant. Amazon is now selling ebooks at a rate of nearly 2:1 for ebooks to hard covers. If you have ever used a Kindle you will know how neat a toy it is yet practical for reading. It is lightweight and doesn't use much power. If you want to take 10 books with you then you don't have to lug around 10 heavy books.
If you're conscious about the environment then your Kindle will save on paper and that's less trees to be cut down. Truth be told that these new reading devices are going to completely replace hardcovers and it is only a matter of time before hardcovers become obsolete. No more having to worry about getting your books dirty or messing up the pages. No need to borrow books just download them to your kindle and off you go.