By Aishah Macgill
The Kindle Revolution
People all over the world are increasingly spending more time using electronic reading devices and computers to read information and books. Whilst many of us ‘old school’ avid readers love the smell and feel of a paper and ink book, here are some important facts to remember when switching over to an e-reader, whatever device you may choose to use.
- eBooks are less harmless to the environment compared to paper and ink books.
- eBooks save trees.
- eBooks save on transportation costs and the pollution associated with moving books domestically and globally.
- eBooks preserve the information ~ Many irreplacable collections have been lost due to fire, theft or age.
- eBooks are almost infinite. They do not burn, rot, or fall apart.
- eBooks are faster to produce than paper books.
- eBooks can be edited after publication for correcting errors and adding information.
- eBooks are globally available.
- eBooks are portable. You can carry an entire library with you wherever you go- on one small device.