Are EBooks Replacing Traditional Print?

04-02-2023 Saturday 16:00 GMT+06:00


Anima Tabrizi Khan Majlis Anima Majlis


_The world has entered the new electronic book (eBook) era. Circulating in the 1980s, eBooks have quickly made their way into the 21st century.


With emerging eBook sellers like Amazon, Apple Books its popularity has gained speed in the past few years.


EBooks are portable. While carrying traditional books readers have to remember that each book carries its own weight. Carrying multiple books at a time means more weight. With eBooks you just need to carry enough RAM storage in your electronic devices. You can carry hundreds and thousands of books with you at the same time.

Unlike printed books which have to be purchased from a bookstore, eBooks can be downloaded from anywhere at any time. People can read eBooks while travelling or simply when they out of home. Offline accessibility is enabled in some eReaders where readers have the option to read with the access of internet connection.


Contents can be updated meaning authors and publishers can always add information and make writing up-to-date. Unless books are reprinted this cannot be achieved in traditional print.


Multiple users can share the eBook at a time. Although, you can share printed books with your friends and family, you can only do so with one person at any given time.


Text to speech or read aloud features allow users to listen to their eBooks if they do not have enough time to read it.

Annotation is easier. Users can bookmark a page or word so that remember to return to reading where they left off.


Printing process is eliminated. More number of books mean books number of trees cut down. EBooks are environment friendly in that trees do not need to cut down for paper to print on.


EBooks are cost effective. Because there’s not much production involved eBooks cost way less than printed ones. You can buy multiple eBooks for the price of one traditional book.


While traditional print has its own value, eBooks are slowly making their way into our daily lives.


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