If you’ve not taken the plunge into the world of eBooks, there’s probably a lot of reasons why. Maybe you prefer the feel of physical books, and no one can deny how good a full bookshelf looks in your sitting room. However, maybe now you’ve been thinking about checking them out and catching up with current technology.
If you’re looking for reasons why you should make the switch, look no further. Below are the top reasons why eBooks are the future of publishing.
- There’s thousands to choose from: Whichever store you choose to buy from, you’ll find thousands of titles right at your finger tips. Whether you’re looking for the latest blockbuster or a classic title, they’ll be right there and always available for purchase. You can be reading any title in a matter of minutes. Nook lists the bestselling eBooks in its dedicated online store, so it’s a great place to get started.
- It’s easy to download a book: No matter what device you use to read, it’s so simple to find and download any title you want. Simply search for the book you want, or browse through the store. Once you find the one you want, click ‘buy’ and the title will be downloaded to your device. It really is as easy as that.
- There’s multiple ways to read: If there’s a device you like to use, there’s probably a way to read eBooks on it. You can buy a dedicated e-reader, or download the app on your smartphone or tablet. EBook Friendly notes that if you currently own a device that you feel you aren’t using to its full advantage, using it to read eBooks could be the answer.
- There’s a wealth of free books available: Browsing through an eBook store, you’ll find that many classic titles are being offered for free. If you’ve always wanted to read the works of Charles Dickens or Jane Austen, now’s your chance. There’s also often free books being offered by new and emerging authors, so if you want to try something new, it simply couldn’t be easier or cheaper to do so.
- Carry your whole collection in your pocket: EPublisher’s Weekly states that eBooks are hugely portable. An entire library’s worth of files could be held on just one DVD or USB drive. If you like to have a few books on you at all times, then eBooks are a much easier way of doing so. It’s also easier on your bag and your shoulders.
- They’re great for students: High school and college students will know the pain of lugging around large textbooks every day, as well as the pain of paying for them. EBooks solve the problem by being cheaper to buy and much more portable. As a bonus, students can use their e-reader to highlight passages or make notes on their texts, making assignments a breeze. If you know a student just entering the academic year, an e-reader could be a gratefully received gift.
- Change your preferences on the fly: If you struggle to read small text in regular books, or read text against the traditional white background, eBooks could be the answer. You can change text size or color to suit your needs, making reading much easier with little effort.
- They’re good for the environment: You probably hadn’t considered this, but eBooks are much better for the environment than physical books. Success Net states that eBooks basically eliminate the need for trees to be felled for books, saving whole forests in one fell swoop.
- They take up much less space: As mentioned earlier, it can be satisfying to decorate your home with shelves full of well thumbed books. However, not everyone has the luxury of space to display their favorite tomes. Until you win the lottery and buy the country manor of your dreams, store all your books on one small device, and save that space for the essentials.
- E-readers are designed for ultimate readability: If you buy a dedicated e-reader, you may not notice straight away but they’re designed very cleverly to be the ultimate reading machine. Snarky Nomad lists ten design features that help the reader out, including the lack of page curvature, the ability to read a book one handed, and the inclusion of a dictionary to look up unfamiliar words. You probably didn’t even know you wanted these features until you had them in your hand.
If you weren’t convinced before, you probably are now. EBooks are the ultimate in portability, choice, and ease of use. When you put it like that, what are you waiting for? Take the plunge now, and discover a whole new world of fantastic literature from the comfort of your own home.
Jens Breivik, the father of jailed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, has written a book expressing feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son’s actions.
Anders Behring Breivik admitted killing 77 people when he bombed central Oslo and then went on a shooting spree at a youth camp on nearby Utoeya island in 2011.
His parents separated when Anders was a year old and Jens Breivik claims to have had little contact with his son.
Entitled My Fault? A Father’s Story, the book is set for release in October.
“I feel some guilt and I feel some responsibility. What would have happened if I had been a better father? Would Anders have done what he did?” Jens Breivik wrote, according to an excerpt of the book released by the publisher Juritzen.
A retired Norwegian diplomat living in southern France, Jens Breivik wrote the book with the help of a ghost writer and is expected to question his behavior as a parent and his role in the life of the radical far-right killer.
Jens Breivik has written a book expressing feelings of guilt and responsibility over son Anders’ actions
In 2012, Anders Breivik was sentenced to the maximum 21 years in prison for carrying out the country’s worst peacetime massacre in its modern history.
Anders Breivk harbored extremist right-wing views and claimed he had reacted against what he saw as a Marxist-Islamic takeover of Europe.
His deadly rampage against a Labor Party youth camp on Utoeya island was found by an Oslo court to have been a premeditated act of terrorism.
Anders Breivik’s jail term can be extended if he is deemed to remain a danger to society.
Jens Breivik has often been described as an absent father after the separation from his wife. At the time of the separation, Jens Breivik attempted to win custody over Anders but was unsuccessful, and he lost touch with his son when Anders was a teenager.
A previous book about Anders Breivik’s late mother, Wenche, portrayed Jens Breivik as a domestic tyrant.
During the murder investigation and trial, it emerged that Norwegian social services had suspected Anders Breivik was neglected at home as a child.
According to the editor of My Fault? A Father’s Story, Arve Juritzen, the book is a form of self-trial for Jens Breivik.
Jens Breivik has re-established contact his son in the last two years but has not shared the manuscript with him.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”] The books industry has been upended by the expansion of the e-books, and publishers are shifting in opposition to tradition by publishing paperbacks books edition earlier than regular, occasionally less than 6 months after the book came out in hardcover.
It used to be a strict schedule in the books business: first the hardcover edition was printed, and about 12 months after that, the paperback book was published.
E-books have made cost a challenge for publishers and they are considering the right time of a paperback book. There is often a big distance between the price of a fresh hardcover book and its e-book edition. The paperback book and e-book tend to be within a couple of dollars, rendering numerous publishers to speculate if cost-conscious buyers are reading e-books right away instead of waiting for the paperbacks books.
Hardcover book has been the publishing style of the first option for a long time. Authors want to make an impression with their books release, so hardcover is the initial selection when publishing. If a person favors a paperback, he or she will get the book after a long delay.
A hardcover is likely to age far more softly. Paperbacks split, wrinkle and discolor much more quickly. Some people love to have a nice-looking bookshelf. Hardback book is more likely to appear great and even as apposed to a wrinkly paperback book. Although the story contained in a book may be identical, some people will refuse to buy a book if it is not bound in their favored form.
Paperbacks books are generally less expensives than hardcovers. When the editor and author save money in the creation process, the discounts are transferred to the buyer.
Being able to effortlessly take a book with you is a great ease. Paperbacks are free of the extra weight and also free of the thickness of a hardcovers books.
Since the large, synchronised release of hardcover and electronic editions of a book currently gather the bulk of the attention the book is likely to get, letting the paperback book edition considerably in the back, publishers state they have a fresh sense of urgency with the paperback.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mare”] Last week involved the trade paperback release of “Swamplandia!”, a debut novel by Karen Russell, 5 months just after it was first printed in hardcover in February.
Anne Messitte, a publisher of Vintage/Anchor, said that when Vintage editors published the paperback of “Swamplandia!”, they chose July to capitalize on product sales to summertime travellers, who tend to favor fiction.
“It felt to us like a perfect summer paperback,” she stated about the book, that stories the imaginary ventures of a Florida family members threathened by alligators.
“The Tiger’s Wife,” a fictional book by Téa Obreht, that became available in hardcover in March, will be followed by the paperback book in October, 7 months later.
“Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN” by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, has hardly been in book shops two months, having showed up on May, and the paperback book edition is already planned for December. Therefore, nonfiction release has been sped up as well.
The entire publishing daily life routine has sped up in recent years. Hardcovers books have less time in book shops, due to the fact the merchants tend to shift them off the shelves more quickly than they used to.
“E-book sales are usually strong in the initial period after the publication date but do not spike again after the paperback comes out”, said Terry Adams, the digital and paperback publisher for Little, Brown & Company. [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Terry Adams released the paperback of “Room,” a book by Emma Donoghue, 8 months after the hardcover book due to the fact hardcover product sales had slowed down but not ceased totally. “The momentum was there, and we wanted to capture the momentum for the paperback,” he said. “For books that rise to a certain level of visibility, you really want to ride the wave.”
However, there are still exceptions to the paperbacks books timetable. A number of publishers said that the 12 months delay was still being the principle for most books. If a book is selling quickly in hardcover, publishers tend to postpone on releasing a paperback book edition. Stieg Larsson’s 3rd book in the Millennium series, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” has not yet been printed in paperback edition in the United States, more than 12 months following the hardcover book was released.