As an avid reader and author, I have a
great appreciation for the printed word. I love books—especially
hard-bound printed books.
But there are some distinct benefits to
eBooks. And since we're offering so many of them these days—both free and
paid—I thought it would be good to share some of the advantages eBooks
have over printed books.
1. They're quicker to obtain.
If you want specific information and it's available in a book, you can
purchase an eBook and download it immediately. Instead of waiting for a
printed book to be delivered, you can assess this information now.
2. eBooks are more easily updated and
Information changes rapidly today. Books on many subjects can become
dated very quickly. eBooks can be easily and quickly kept up to date. When
you order an eBook, it can be the most up-to-the-minute information
3. You usually get far more than just
Most eBooks are sold with bonuses and related information that usually
don't come with the purchase of a traditional book. You might pay the same
or even a bit more for an eBook, but you usually get more, too.
4. eBooks take up less space.
Instead of a bulky library, you can fit literally thousands of books
on your computer. It also makes it easier to share this information with
family and coworkers.
5. eBooks don't use up trees.
Except when you print one out—something I usually do for booklets and
special reports—eBooks use very few natural resources. We save trees and
help reduce pollution from pulp mills.
6. They're more portable.
You can have quick and easy access to hundreds of books on your desktop
computer, notebook or eBook reader. They're much easier to take with you
than traditional tomes.
7. References can be hot-linked.
Easy links to Web sites and other references can be placed in an
electronic book. While reading, you can click on hot links to other places
to find out more. With the proliferation of wireless networks, this will
become even more useful.
8. You can custom brand them.
Other people's eBooks can be branded with your name and you can allow
others to brand YOUR eBooks with THEIR name. There are many viral eBooks
and reports that the creators will often allow you to give away or sell,
with your name or company's name shown on the cover or linked at the end.
9. You can do global searches and find
When you're looking for certain information within a book, you can easily
find it using the find feature. It saves you time and aggravation looking
for something in particular.
10. The technology will get better.
This is an emerging technology and people are often slow to change. But as
the quality of monitors improve and become more compact and mobile, more
and more we'll be reading electronic books.
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