Right until not too long ago, electronic books wasn’t a thing, and we were used to the traditional printed pages. But as the world becomes lazier (so to speak, LOL), and technology takes a large hold on humans, the eBook became a trend.
For majorly cost efficiency, you might be tempted to buy a clearly lower-priced eBook over a physical printed copy. Therefore, it is only right we evaluate the pros of either of them.
ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRONIC BOOKS:
- PORTABILITY: For anyone that spends a lot of time on the road, you know how heavy regular printed copies could be packing, particularly if you intend to finish one book while you are out and need to bring another book with you. Electronic books permit you to bring a whole library with you wherever you go. You can switch between titles with ease and the weight is lighter than a standard paperback.
- STORAGE. Those who own a lot of books know how much space they can take up keeping them in the house. With the eBooks, you just need a hard drive/memory chip, which takes less space than a single printed book, and you are good too go.
- PURCHASE: e-Books are readily available for purchase, and can save book lovers the time they spend running to stores and waiting in line to buy one.
- COST: ebooks on electronic devices cost an average 50-60% less than printed books.
- FONT ADJUSTABILITY: Some fonts can be boring to read. Depending on the reader’s mood, font adjustability is attainable when using an eBook. Unlike the case of paperback books, where you have to stop reading if the fonts start straining your eyes.
ADVANTAGES OF PRINTED BOOKS:
- RESALE: Like music downloads, you will never actually be able to resell electronic books. If you are into collectable books, this is a particularly big problem and you should only use printed books.
- NO DEVICE NEEDED: If you find yourself in a small town without your cell phone, computer, or any other electronic device, you will not be able to download an eBook, but you can always stop by a local bookstore and pick up a new paperback.
- BATTERIES: While most readers have a good battery life, there will still be times where you forget to charge it and then can’t read at all. You will never have this problem with a standard printed book.
- BOOK SAFETY. If the device you have your eReader breaks, you will have nothing to read until you buy a new one. This is nothing of as problem when using a regular printed book.
- FOR THE CULTURE: Truth be told, nothing beats that comforting smell of paper, or the weight of a good book in your hands.
As clearly read, both have their pros, subtle cons. The decision/choice is ultimately up to you as a reader.
Some people find technology convenient, while others find the weight and smell of books to be comforting.