eBooks vs. Books
One thing, however, is clear: printed picture books are becoming increasingly beautiful in their production with ever greater attention to the physical, tactile, ‘holding’ quality of the books as artifacts, in gloriously varied sizes and shapes. This process is carving out the territory of the book as a beautiful thing; a thing distinct from the screen that provides us with information but doesn’t allow us to own, feel, or interact with tit in the same way.
– Martin Salisbury, Illustrator
Indeed. The growth of digital media and intangible products only mean that we need to design out tangible products a whole lot better.