We live in a strange time.
We live in a digital age where books still matter! As a writer, one of the biggest decisions you will make aside from deciding what to write is what medium you want to publish in.
When making that decision, it will be of great help to consider two things:
Who is your audience?
How long is your book?
There are some readers who prefer a traditional book (paperback/hardback), some prefer a blend (electronic/traditional), and there are those who just prefer e-books.
With the success and brainchild of smartphones, apps, the force of nature that is Kindle, it is easy to take your entire library anywhere you go or the book your friend across the world recommended to you.
Each have their drawbacks, and benefits which are totally subject to the desire of the reader. For as many people who love books as gifts, whom still get lost in bookstores, there are just as many that love carrying all their books in one place no matter what!
Consider your reader. They will thank you for it.