Spring 5-20-2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Humanities & Communication

First Advisor

David Reichard


The digital era has changed the way we humans read a book. No longer are words confined to a bound leaflet of pages sitting on a bookshelf. Now, technology has transformed the mediums upon which books are written. Electronic books are sweeping the book market, digitizing the stories to display them to a larger audience. Audiobooks are whispering tales in our ears, resting our eyes while igniting our imaginations. With stories jumping off the traditional medium of print, we are able to experience the new possibilities of how books are published, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. This essay will explore these differences, as well as describe how each medium affects the readers’ experiences as well as publishing strategies. By considering the differences between eBooks, audiobooks, and printed books, we as readers can make informed decisions to choose the medium that will meet our needs.