With the development of technology, one of the innovations that has an important place in our lives has been e-books. E-books allow you to fit hundreds of books in your pocket. You can access these books either from your mobile phone or with a device designed for e-books and almost the size of a regular book. The most important question is, can e-books replace traditional books in the future?
A similar example can be given in the newspapers. Only 10 years ago, a generation that had been buying a newspaper with their bread every morning can now access the news with “a click” from their phones, tablets, or computers without even getting up from their couches. Besides, it’s free! Could the same thing be possible for books that some people are addicted to?
E-BOOKS’ ADVANTAGES #
E-books are environmentally friendly and occupy very little space. #
Unlike regular books, you don’t need to have a library for ebooks. You can fit the books, which may occupy a room in your home, on just one device. E-books are also environmentally friendly because trees are not cut down for them. Unlike traditional books, paper is not used for books stored electronically. Thus, our precious trees are not cut down for paper that will become garbage if they are not recycled later.
The price of e-books is more affordable than regular books. #
As can be expected, the price of a book is directly proportional to the number of pages. In the case of e-books, however, since there is no physical production, their prices are relatively affordable, so everyone can access more books.
Font size can be adjusted in e-books. #
This gives the reader a more comfortable reading experience. In addition, since the screen brightness can be adjusted, eye fatigue can be prevented.
The biggest difference between e-books and normal books #
E – books can vocalize the book to the reader (or listener). Therefore, e-books are very helpful tools for a person who wants to read (!) his book while closing his eyes and sunbathing at the beach.
THE OPPOSITE POINT OF VIEW #
If we leave these facts aside, I think that digital books’ replacing physical books will be great destruction for people like me who smell between the pages of books when they first hold them, read the summary on the back, and then decide to buy them, want to feel that amazing satisfaction while turning the page. I hope that our and maybe the previous generations’ love for books will slow down the digital book circuit a little bit. While we were finishing 2 books a week at the age of 10, unfortunately, current 10-year-olds cannot get out of social media. It is easier for them to watch videos on youtube than to read with their eyes.
Perhaps this is an inevitable end that is in the newspapers. Nevertheless, I have hope because people always miss the old days. Just as old-fashioned clothes’ being the part of current fashion. Hopefully, in the future, people will be missing physical reading so bookstores will never close. Fingers crossed.