Books have quickly changed from being ordered by mail using a catalog to being ordered online and then instantly downloaded to your computer to be read on a screen or printed on a home printer.
E-books are currently one of the most popular subjects in the library and book industries.
Both the more recent e-books and hard-copy books have a place in our lives.
E-books are identical to physical books, with the exception that you can read them on a computer screen or print them off to read like a regular physical book.
Our youngest children like reading stories from affordable e-books on the computer screen.
We read better when printed out in hard copy.
Every e-book we own is printed out, and we also store every e-book on CD.
Generally, electronic books are easily downloaded to your computer in the widely used Adobe Portable Document Format, also known as PDF.
You can download Adobe Reader for free if it isn’t already on your PC.
By releasing his book Riding the Bullet as an e-only publication, Stephen King popularized e-books worldwide.
More than any other book in any format, 400,000 copies were downloaded in the first day of availability!
Any of the e-library sites can be quickly explored and will astound you.
From well-known masterpieces like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to beloved works like Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to the most recent novels, romances, how-to guides, and scientific publications.
You will be speechless when you see the list of categories.
This is where e-books truly shine if your vision isn’t what it once was.
With e-books, you can easily adjust the font size, brightness of the screen, and even employ text-to-speech software.
Other appealing qualities that spring to mind are:
You can purchase an e-book from your home computer without having to leave your house.
Instant download for reading, printing, or saving to your hard drive after purchase.
Text is searchable. (Requires little room)
Doesn’t deteriorate over time.
For the majority of readers using a typical desktop or notebook computer, the Adobe format indicated above is more than sufficient. However, the usual reader may just wish to read books.
There are many other e-book formats available for readers who are more experienced, some of which require specialized mobile reading devices.
Among their features are portability, the ability to simulate page turning, and the integration of multimedia material, including audio, video, animation, and graphics, among others.
For certain readers, the advancements in reader technology are just as fascinating as the contents of an e-book.
This is the ideal moment to catch up if you haven’t kept up with the e-book revolution.
Never before has there been an abundance of both paid and free e-books accessible from so many different sources.
If you’re a reader, that perfect book you’ve been hunting for is just one click away.
Writing an e-book is as simple as clicking if you are a writer.
You’re about to embark on an exciting e-book adventure.