Essay The Advantages of E-Books
Nowadays, technology advancement creates so many things that we never thought. One of the magnificent human made is electronic book which known as e-book. This technology seems to be against their tradition way of reading in human history. E-book according to A new English Dictionary on Historical Principle (1989) is an electronic version of printed book which only can be read and handle by personal computer or a device which is designed from the purpose. While searchmobilecomputing.com (2000, November 8) defines that e-book is a tradition printed book but in electronic version that can only be read by e-reader. Apart from e-reader such as iLiad, computer and some mobile phones can also be used to read the e-book.E-book can …show more content…
E-book also does not have shipping because it is distributed through the internet. (Manuel, 2008) These will cut down the overhead cost, thus make it more affordable which are profitable to publishers. The author can sharegain a lot of money as the books are cheap which allows them to increase their royalties’ bonuses. Refer to the future of textbooks (2006); e-books can help publishers to maintain their copyright of their products. There is an encryption and copy protection which helps publishers to prevent piracy.
Many people do agree that e-books are highly mobile. Sasson (2005), Rosso (2009). This feature gives us opportunity to fill our time by reading book unlike conventional printed books which consume space to bring along with us. While e-books can be stored in electronic devise such as PDA which can put in our pocket and bring it along to anywhere we want. Since they are highly mobile, you can now