The new technology did not replace the existing art of producing books by hand because in the past the print technology was very costly. Many writers were unable to afford it. Handwritten books were appreciated, and people were interested in reading them. The borders were illuminated by hand with college and other patterns where painted. The letters were imitated using ornamental handwritten style.
In the 19th Century and the early 20th century, novels were read in the form of silent reading. Although at times written texts were read aloud by 1 person so that many people could hear it at the same time. However, in general, people wear encouraged to read alone and in silence. Individuals sitting at home or travelling also enjoyed them. This helped to increase concentration and reduce any form of noise and distraction.
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