It could be said, after a while that technology has entered the world of books, a revolution happened in this field. To get the gist of it, you should know, “according to the March Association of American Publishers (AAP) net sales revenue report (collecting data from 1,189 publishers), adult ebook sales were $282.3 million while adult hardcover sales counted $229.6 million during the first quarter of 2012.”Here we want to discuss 7 advantages that ebooks have over paper books and made them viral.
1) Convenience and Availability
Suppose tomorrow morning you want to go to college and in the breaks between classes you want to read something or solve your math problems and, for that you need to take 2 books that each has at least 600 pages. Now because you want to use those books for just 2 hours, you have to withstand their heavy weights all day long. But you could simply have hundreds of ebooks on your tablet or ebook reader, that takes space as same as a 30-page book. In this instance using ebooks not only brings you convenience but also it could prevent back injuries that could happen in longterm, due to carrying heavy books.
The next important thing is wherever you are, whenever you want, you could buy an ebook. On the contrary if you want to buy a paper book from a bookstore, you only could go there at a specific time and you definitely should spend more time and energy and for many reasons (like running out of that book copies, … ) it is possible that you couldn’t find the book you wanted after all. But in the case of ebooks, these terms don’t apply at all and, it is possible to simultaneously sell millions of copies of ebooks all around the world, without worrying about running out.
One of the main groups that could really benefit from ebooks is engineers or college engineering students because their jobs or education dictates to carry a bunch of engineering handbooks or reference books all the time. This group of people could simply download the electronic version of their desired books and carry it all the time on their smartphones or tablets.
The last thing we want to mention in this section is that based on the country that you are living, it’s possible that because of different reasons, you don’t have access to certain books that you want, but you could simply enjoy reading it by downloading its ebook. So, if you couldn’t find your desired engineering book in the bookstores, you are a click away from reading it.
It maybe happened to you many times that you were looking for a specific part of a book and after a lot of searching you either have given up or spent a lot of time and energy to find it. This problem gets more serious when you are looking for an equation in an engineering handbook or reference book. The good news is, ebooks have searching capabilities and by remembering just a little part what you’re looking for, it could probably take you less than a minute to find your desired result.
3) The Price
one of the most important factors that affect the price of a paper book is paper. As paper price increases, paper books price goes up. But when you are buying an ebook, most of the money that you’re paying is just for the content of the book and that’s almost why ebooks are about 50 to 60 percent cheaper than physical books. In some cases, it’s even possible to legally download your entire ebook for free. For instance “Project Gutenberg” is one of the websites that gives you this kind of freedom.
The next point is, if you lost your ebook due to anything (like a problem on your laptop HDD,…) in most cases, you could download your ebooks again, without paying a dime. Whereas if you lost or destroy your paper book, the only thing that you could do is buy a new one (or hand out missing flyers, just kidding).
in many cases when you are reading a book and you need to write a comment or something in your paper book, you won’t have enough space to do it. whereas when you are reading an ebook, based on your platform, you may have plenty of room to write down whatever you desire. Later on, you could access your notes wherever you are, whenever you want. Who knows, maybe you write so many things that you could publish a book of your notes.
It maybe happened to you before, that you wanted to share a plot or figure or a part of a textbook that you’re reading with someone else. When you’re reading an ebook, as long as you’re not infringing copyright, you don’t have to spend a lot of time to take photos or scan the book and edit the photos and finally send them, you could simply do it by a few clicks.
6) Sharing Opinions
On many ebooks websites and online stores you could share your opinion and comment on any ebooks that you want, or you could simply read other people’s comment to decide if you want to buy that book or not. In some platforms, it’s even possible to comment on a page while you are reading it, and share it with others. Others could see your comment on that page, by clicking an icon on their books page.
7) Changing the Book Appearance
You could easily change the appearance of your ebook. For instance, if the font is for some reasons too small, you could simply make it bigger. If you don’t like the font, you could change it to another font. Changing the background is another option that you have, this option will help you read easier at nights, while the light is lower. You should keep in mind that maybe some formats of ebooks, don’t have these options.
The Final Word
If ebooks advantages and options have tempted you to try reading an ebook at least once, click here and download your first engineering ebook.