Books, from Ancient Egypt until Today

For several thousand years, people in the position of certain materials can be printed with text. What began in Egypt with papyrus scrolls, was finally affordable by Gutenberg’s invention of printing with the much cheaper paper, and for ordinary people. Important information, knowledge, stories, and not least religious writings can be easily spread since then and recorded for future generations. Even today, books have an important place in the media world. Although there are already more efficient by computer digital storage options, but for the appropriate storage technology progresses, often lacking in a few decades, functional readers.

From each of these devices to keep usable items in sufficient quantities in stock costs a lot of money, especially since it must also give people who have the technical knowledge to use them or repair them. Thus, the permanent archiving of photos and texts on the currently most effectively on paper or Book form possible. But even leaving aside the issues of archiving digital books could, so called e-books, traditional media on paper does not significantly compromise. Novels and nonfiction will continue to sell millions of copies worldwide. A few years ago by some publishers used production method is particularly useful for very short runs. With the Book-on-demand technology allows books and magazines produced by digital printing already runs from only one copy. The previously typical offset usually worth it only from very large numbers, making it new, or in very narrowly defined target groups writing, writers were often difficult to publish.

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