There are many great things about modern culture, but in my opinion none more so than the incredible rise in popularity of the e-book and the ability for buying e-books online. The fact that almost every person in the country has an iPhone and android device or tablet, not to mention Amazons fantastic Kindle e-readers has provided and massive rise in the buying and consumption of e-books. All of a sudden every American has the ability to carry around an entire library’s worth of books and textbooks right there in their pocket. Suddenly being a reader no longer means that you have to carry around a book with you everywhere you go, now all you have to do is pick up your phone before you leave the house in the morning and you will never be without a book again.
While there are many people who still prefer the feel and physicality of reading a physical book, the many benefits of buying e-book’s online, in my opinion, far outweigh the mere desire to hold your reading medium.
While there has been some debate that the price of e-book’s is far too high for what you receive, the fact remains that buying e-book’s is almost always cheaper than buying their physical equivalence. The lesson manufacturing costs of e-book’s means that they simply can be sold cheaper, because they can be made cheaper. While many people are of the opinion that lessening the price of books also cheapens them, figuratively and literally, the simple truth is that if books are cheaper than more people will be able to purchase more of them more often. The reduction in price of single book is more than made up for by the widening of your potential market.
Something else that cannot be ignored for very long when it comes to e-book’s is the amazing availability that they provide. You can go from searching online for the best e-book prices from around the world to reading your e-book within a matter of seconds. As soon as you hit the buy button your book is available few to download right into your pocket, or straight onto your e-reader device whatever it may be. And no matter what happens to your phone or e-reader, in many cases the books that you buy are tied to your account rather than to your device so that even if you lose your phone you don’t necessarily lose the book. All you have to do is read downloaded onto your next device and away you go. Obviously this is not the case everywhere, famously Apple refuses to let you to read download your media. This might not necessarily be the case any more but it would not hurt to check before you buy all your books from the Apple Store, especially considering their recent form when it comes to purchasing your ebooks over the internet.