I have a bunch of paper books. They're sat over there, in the corner of my apartment, and I see them multiple times a day. They're always visible and easy to pick up. When I'm reading one, I leave it somewhere extra-visible like on the coffee table. When it's no longer in-progress, it goes back into the stack.
All the ebooks I download live in folders on my desktop. The only time I see my desktop is at the start of the day, turning on the computer. Sometimes even that doesn't happen because I just closed the laptop lid the previous night, and open it again with everything still open (just browsers and evernote really).
So... there's no exposure to the ebooks. There's so much going on in my digital life that I just forget they exist.
Do you guys have different reading habits? If you get an ebook that's too long to read in one sitting, what prompts you to return to it and continue?
I have a kindle but barely ever use it despite having quite a library in there. The experience is so crummy compared to paper, I really have to force myself to pick it up.
One recent example: I bought Pieter Levels' Make book a long time ago. It seems great but I never read past the first chapter because you have to read it in the web browser. I always forget it exists until I see him tweet and then I remember - oh crap I really should finish that!
Do you think there's a solution, or this an unsolvable problem?