Argumentative Essay On Electronic Books

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Electronic Books

One of the main reasons that people tend to like electronic version of books is the convenience of it. The process of getting a printed book involves actually going somewhere or waiting days to receive it in the mail. As opposed to the method of buying electronic books, where you can instantly download the book. In 1997 amazon requested a patent on what shoppers today know as the “buy now with 1-click” button. This makes the process even faster by adding this button on their website where you can buy any product with just one click. This just gives book lovers one more reason to choose electronic over the classic print that everyone had been accustomed to. They may start to love electronic books because they are just so much easier. Another factor that comes into play is the price difference between electronic and print. Most purchasers of electronic books are people who own smartphones, which is not hard to come by these days. Since most of them are constantly on their smart phones they will
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People are drawn to electronic books because it is something new and whenever something is new it is desired. An article by BBC in 2014 stated: “The sale of printed books will be outstripped by e-books by 2018, a new report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) has suggested” (BBC News). Though this is one piece of data and these predictions are constantly changing. The prediction makes sense when taking into account the amount of electronic books that students are buying every year. A more recent articles states: “But the digital apocalypse never arrived, or at least not on schedule. While analysts once predicted that e-books would overtake print by 2015, digital sales have instead slowed sharply” (Alter). So, this shows that multiple people suspected that the “digital apocalypse” was coming, but like many other things predicted it never

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