@Vitor Soares thanks, will check that out!
@Geoff Maybury honestly I think that more and more will go to digital... hells, I run a little independant publication in a very niche market, and since we went digi-only our global readership has soared... however, will there be a place for "mainstream print"? I believe there always will be, especially for well-produced and properly edited works that are image/table heavy like wargmes rulesets 😋
I find that when I'm gaming on the tabletop the last thing that I want to do is have a screen/device going... I want to immerse myself in the "universe" and narrative and for a short while be without modern-day distractions! If I have even my phone on then messages and emails will be pinging away (such are the perils of one day becoming "the boss"!), so for a couple of hours I guess I have a little jealously-guarded "me time", and having a nice rulebook to go alongside my little armies and heroes just adds to that enjoyment 😍
When it comes to fiction, especially series, then I believe that digital does work well as it lets you dip into new genres and authors without huge financial commitment. I'm a sucker for a good series, but only shell out for hardcopy if I really love them... the only ones I've bought in a while are DJ Molles' "Harden" series and Nick Sansbury Smith's "Hell Divers" 😘