Bookbanter Column: Diary of an Ereader, Part Four: The Ereviewer

Ebook review copies are something most people think would be the main way of reviewing books these days, but it is still pretty much a fifty-fifty split with ARCs (advanced reader copies) and finished print books.

With the development and growth of ebooks over the last few years, with the format growing in popularity each year — ebook sales are up 43% from last year — it seems logical with the world becoming more and more ecologically- and recycling-minded that reviewing books would just pretty much switch to ebook format only.

But that continues not to be the case.

Perhaps this is because just as the reading world isn’t full of ebook coverts and those fully committed to only reading books in the electronic format, the reviewing world is much the same.