Book Vs E-Book the Great Debate! By Stephanie Ager
Book Vs. E-book is the great debate that’s not going to be resolved anytime soon. However in my personal experience there is definitely room for compromise. Sure with today’s technology, an e-reader can’t replace the feel and smell of a good book, however with wireless technology its made a breeze of being able to buy books for a fraction of the normal price; some even free and instantly being able to read the book via downloading it straight to your e-reader.
However is this enough to sway any dedicated avid bookworm to change format from paper to digital screen? To shed some light onto this great world wide debate I’m going to tell you about my personal experience with the e-reader and book debate. Being an avid reader myself, I must admit that I was a bit dubious about the release of the e-reader and knew it would cause a lot of controversy with a lot of readers in today’s community. When I received my Amazon Kindle for Christmas, I must say I was very happy with it. First of all the screen is fantastic! The technology they have used to make the screen is breathtaking; it looks like the page of a real book. I have read a few books on my Kindle and I have not had any problems with it so far. The screen doesn’t strain your eyes and doesn’t give you a headache like a lot of the other unknown brands have had reports of. It’s pretty self-explanatory on how to use it, you can connect it to your PC/Laptop or use it wirelessly to download a book and the speed it goes straight to your Kindle. Trust me, blink and you will miss it. I know a lot of people that have bought an e-reader fter tireless debates and opinions from other people and they are happy with the result.
An e-reader is not going to stop books being published. I still buy books even though I have an e-reader, I switch between the two effortlessly, and who can say no to books when they are on sale. Some authors have yet to give the green light to having their novels as an e-book format, but it is becoming more popular. Just think of all the room you will save in your suitcase/briefcase or handbag.
Overall some tips for you if you are considering buying an e-reader or still in the ‘I don’t know phase’….
1. Do some research into some e-readers, and read the reviews, etc. If people have had eye strain or head aches, if they have had any problems.
2. Shop around for best prices.
3. It’s not a long term commitment; you can go back and forth between the two effortlessly.
4. You can still buy books, I do especially when they are on sale, or if you just fancy picking one up.
5. You don’t have to wait for delivery of your books; in a minute they are on your e-reader/computer.
6. Also e-readers are eco-friendly, which is a great element for any environmentalist.
Overall I believe getting an e-reader is a good investment. It’s not too complicated, they are easy to use, and you don’t have to go fully digital; you can switch between the two. Plus you don’t have to have lots of bookcases overflowing with books; you can keep them on you e-reader.
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