Mobile and tablet app stores are awash with multimedia distractions costing from 99p upwards. Since novelty ringtones and wallpapers for our mobile phones to the latest single from the charts as an .mp3 this technology generation has become acclimatised to buying low priced, often disposable, content in digital format. Disposable, low priced, and digital go together conveniently, and eBooks at around Ã‚Â£5 fit in nicely in the price range of mobile applications and games.
Digital content is quickly amassed and easily buried under menus and in hard drives. On tablet PCs and mobile phones eBooks will just be one of hundreds of distractions that are being constantly added to and mobile technology will live or die by it’s user’s spending habits. It remains to be seen how disposable books can become.