The article is mainly focused on the advantages and benefits of an ebook. The major advantages include cost, delivery and inbuilt function which makes ebook reading an interesting experience.
Books are our best friends. There are plenty of advantages to reading a book. Many books are nowadays available in electronic format too i.e. called 'ebook'. These ebooks are in .epub or .pdf format. These ebooks can be read by 'ebook reader' like Kindle (Amazon product) or Flipkart ebook readers (Flipkart product), Adobe reader, etc. One can use a smartphone, tablet or laptop to install ebook readers and start taking advantage of ebook reading. The followings are the benefits of reading the book in ebook format.
Advantages/benefits of ebook
Instant delivery: The main benefit of the ebook is instant delivery once you complete the payment process. You will be immediately given the link to download the book in electronic format with either .epub or .pdf format or sometimes ebook is directly delivered to the email which was registered during the payment process. This saves almost 2-3 days which is taken by the conventional delivery time of print book
Cost of book: Normally, ebooks are available at a lower price compared to print books. This makes ebook first choice over the print book. Nowadays, ebooks are available freely and with a discount. Simply you need to look for the coupons codes to take benefits of discount.
Environment friendly: Ebook does not need any physical printing on paper. Thus no trees are cut for this ebook making process. Unlike print books, it does not need any physical care while reading. Also, the hard copy books become very old with respect to page quality and strength also.
Facilities during ebook reading: One can bookmark the page, highlight the text or sentences during ebook reading. One can even look for an unknown word in the English dictionary available in an ebook reader. This solves the problem of finding the unknown word in the physical dictionary while reading a book. One can even search any word in no time by using the inbuilt search option. One can even listen to the book texts from the inbuilt function. You can print the part of the book if you wish. The ebook also gives the status of the reading process. It shows the status in % of the reading process. One can even write notes during reading process.
Space requirement: Ebooks almost need zero space in a room or does need a library or physical space. The only space they need is in memory of tablet, smartphone or PC. One can store as many as an ebook as one want as long as memory is sufficient in phone.
Portability: One can read the ebook anywhere while waiting for a bus or train, in a queue, in any place. You do not have to bear the additional weight of the ebook. Simply carry the ebook reader or Phone in which ebook is stored.
Sharing: One can share the ebook with other friends by sharing the links or file by email or by direct connection
Thus, due to various features like low cost, environment-friendly, no physical space requirement and ease in sharing makes ebooks dominate the other print books.
Article by Paresh Gujarati The author is a mechanical engineer with the Ph.D. degree and has the passion for writing the technical article including mechanical and information technology.