You most probably experienced carrying a lot of books during your school days. They were heavy, aren’t they? When it’s raining, you wished you carried a bigger umbrella to accommodate the big bag of books, teachers asked students to bring to school, because if the books get wet, you have to use the blow dryer to dry them out. That time of carrying books has long been gone. This is the era of digital books, or the so-called electronic books or ebooks.
Having an ebook application offer students, adults and book enthusiasts an option to have as many books as they can possibly have. As long as the memory of their phones or tablets can accommodate books, there is always room for more. Here are the many advantages of using ebooks compared to the normal paperback books that you have:
Bring it anywhere you like. Ebooks are downloaded. Whether you purchase it from an online shop or downloaded freely, you can bring it anywhere you like. As long as you have your phone, you don’t have to worry how many books you carry. The data are all stored in the memory of your phone or tablet, and you always have the book anywhere you go.
Have as many as you like or need. No more hurting your back and arms from carrying the books you need to read. You only have to download them and you’re good to go. Even the ever-friendly dictionary can now be downloaded as well as applications for it. You can actually have more than 100 books in your tablet without breaking a sweat!
Taking notes and bookmarking. The ebook reader applications have in them tools for taking notes, highlighting and bookmarking them. You don’t need to bring a highlighter or insert that good old bookmark in between the pages to indicate what page you are. All you need is the ebook reader application, download the book and use the tools which are quite user friendly.
Frequent reading. Because the ebook is portable and easy to carry, you can always read them wherever you are. You can read them while you are traveling in a bus or waiting in line for your turn at the grocery. Indeed, no dull moment with a book, or in this case, an ebook!
More opportunities for learning. Having installed the required books that you need, you can easily look for information that you need. For instance, if you are trying to learn a new language or phrase, you can easily look it up with the search bar provided by the ebook reader application. No more looking at the index and table of contents just to get to what you need. The ebook reader application makes it easier for you.
Multitasking. What’s your favorite activity while reading? Drinking coffee, eating your favorite cookies? Well, you can easily do that now with ebooks. In the past, libraries would not permit anyone from bringing food to the library because the crumbs that you left will invite ants and other insects that may eat away the pages of the old books. With the advent of ebooks, you can actually sit in the park or school playground and eat and drink what you like without worrying that you might spill it over the book and damage it. However, with the tablet or phone, you should have it encased in a protective cover so that it is also protected from the elements.
Level up Private Reading. There are times that you want to read books with titles that may raise the eyebrows of anyone who might see it. With the use of ebooks, you can now read them in private without having to worry about what anyone would say. Even the kids will not know what you are reading!
Spend time more wisely. With a good ebook application, you can search for the book that you need in seconds. You can download the book you need in minutes! You don’t have to spend time traveling and going to the library as well as going through the stack of books to get the information you need. You can always get it from your ebook application.
Save space. Remember how you have to buy all those cabinets to store your books? Sometimes they are so many that you have to store the rest of them in the attic. Though they are quite great to look at, it is not good for people who would want to save as much space in their home. With the ebook, the space that was allotted for the cabinet of books can be used for other furniture in the house.