Although printed books are what kept civilization thriving in many ways, eBooks are inviting a new generation to enjoy a new kind of book. Bringing technology and writing together, it's been a wild ride into popularity. But now it's time to check out some things to know about the eBook world.
They are convenient: As hard as it is for regular books to be printed in stores, eBooks are all about ease of use, selling, buying and producing. There’s less to produce. With an eBook, you’re not making five thousand books at a time and working with book sellers. Your book’s presence is all online.
It provides a wider scope of reader: People who just sell books in book stores only have a presence in that local area. Occasionally, an out-of-towner may stop in, read the blurb and get excited, but it’s still not as wide a scope as reaching the nation through the internet.
It’s Better for Those With Difficulty Reading: You almost have total freedom with eBooks to make size of words larger and more manageable. Readers also have more freedom with lighting options – making their screens brighter or darker.
eBooks are Cheaper: Obviously, publishing an eBook is more cost effective. Instead of finding printers to do all this manual labor and dealing with costs of parts and product, you only have to do the advertising and art (unless you pay someone for them). There’s no excess charge for parts for a book.
There’s a lifeless feeling to them: There’s a reason printed books have not gone extinct yet, considering all the technological advancements over 30 years. No matter how much we love electronics, there is nothing like sitting in a comfy chair with a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa while enjoying a good book.
It’s easier to get lost or forgotten: A friend of mine owns a Kindle where she keeps only part of her stash of books. Over 1,500 books and counting. When your one is among 1,500 others, it’s harder to view it as more than a title in a list.
It’s not as valuable: Word-wise, eBooks share the same value as books. But there are people who value holding something in their hands. Someone who took the time to print a book makes a nicer impression on a reader.
Electronic could be a Problem: Unlike a nice printed book where you can easily take it on a trip or to work with you and read it, eventually, the power will give out for an eBook. Always keeping devices charged can be a hassle for people. In this case, printed books are always better for long chunks of time for reading.
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Cooke, Jennifer, and The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. “How to Publish an E-Book: the Ultimate Guide.” International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, 15 Mar. 2013.
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