I know the debate between traditional/physical books and e-books is always evolving.
I also know that the passion to write is independent of books and their formatting. Allow this post to be your reminder to what it is you want to do! Formatting, page counts, they will always be there. That is the trouble of the work. It is just what we have to deal with. The quicker you get used to that, the easier your time writing will be and become.
What I will tell you as a cardinal rule is this:
If you want something quick, make an e-book.
If you want to say a lot more, do a BOTH (a physical book and a e-book).
Giving your readers options allows you as the writer to broaden your fan base, expose them to other stories you are working on, as well as builds the confidence you need (or will need) to continue writing the work you want. As a writer you must learn to cultivate as well as build. You do this when you master all tools at your disposal.
A good craftsman doesn’t ignore his tools–or how to reuse what has been overlooked.
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!