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There are and will always be people who support printed books as well as
electronic books (eBooks). The argument of Printed books vs digital books is an age-old debate that has lasted through time, with some people preferring eBooks and others argue in favor of printed books. Every service provider of this modern

age is digitizing their services to cater for this large community of digital users, considering the rising number of tech-savvy people.

The publishing industry is one of such industry which has entered the digital era to
make reading more convenient for people and books more preservable for future use. Educational institutions and corporate organizations are increasingly moving towards eBooks for training purposes because eBooks are better equipped to provide an engaging learning and reading experience to users. Digital publishing has been looming large over print versions for quite some time now.

If you compare the two, you would find that although printed hardcover books are much loved for their authenticity and the feel of holding an actual book, eBooks are more functional and fare far better in terms of ease of carrying. Below are some of the advantages that eBooks have over the traditional printed books.

  1. Portability:
    Instead of carrying multiple bulky books, eBooks are portable and lightweight, making it easy to carry around. One eBook reader can hold thousands of eBooks. It saves a lot of space in your home and in your bag. One doesn’t have to worry about the storage limit. It allows the user to store plenty of books on the device, way more than anyone can read in their lifetime.
    A single device is enough to read any number of books you want. Students benefit the most out of it as they do not have to carry a bag full of books every day.
  2. Easily Accessible; Anywhere, Anytime.
    Readers can easily access any eBook anytime and anywhere, unlike printed books which have to be ordered or purchased from the bookstore. eBooks can be downloaded and stored for later use. One can carry the eBook around and read them whenever they want. Students and employees can go through the learning
    material while at home and even while travelling. It is convenient for people on the go.
  3. Shareable Content:
    Unlike a printed book, which you can only share with one person at a time, an eBook can be shared with many people at once. You can share the eBook contents with multiple users. The social feature on the eBook allows sharing and liking of content, which is not possible with printed books.
  1. Updated Reality Experience:
    Texts and images can now be embedded with an augmented three-dimensional visual which pops up on the user’s screen. Readers can view a computer -generated 3D model of the image, which makes reading and learning a much more immersive
  2. Read Aloud Feature:
    eBooks have been designed with text to speech or read aloud features. This allows people to listen to the eBooks if they are too busy to read it, for example, while driving, or while doing some chores.
    This feature is also helpful for children and adults with a learning disability or with visual impairment. It is also useful to help the user understand how a particular
    word is pronounced.
    In Conclusion
    With an updated reality and inter activities, eBooks already have an upper hand when it comes to user engagement. eBooks are also cost-effective, not only for the publisher, but also for the user. Print books definitely have a traditional value to it, but eBooks are gradually completely transforming the reading and learning experience in the near future.

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