Friday, March 13, 2009
Read an E-Book - Save A Tree!
In honor of "Read An E-Book" week, I've gathered some great reasons to do just that!
* Ebooks promote reading. People are spending more time in front of screens and less time in front of printed books.
* Ebooks are good for the environment. Ebooks save trees. Ebooks eliminate the need for filling up landfills with old books. Ebooks save transportation costs and the pollution associated with shipping books across the country and the world.
* Ebooks are portable. You can carry an entire library on one DVD.
* Ebooks defy time: they can be delivered almost instantly. Ebooks are transported to you faster than overnight shipping: in minutes or in seconds.
* Ebooks are cheaper to buy.
* Ebooks make reading accessible to persons with disabilities. Text can be re-sized for the visually impaired. Screens can be lit for reading in the dark.
* Ebooks, with their capacity for storage, encourage the publishing of books with many pages, books that might be too expensive to produce (and purchase) in paperback.
* Ebooks -- thanks to the simplicity and speed of publication and feedback -- allow authors to experiment in many themes and styles.
* Ebooks are good for paperbook publishing. By setting an example for diversity and freedom of expression, ebooks may motivate the stagnant book publishing industry towards the renewal of small presses, the end of the blockbuster-bestseller publishing mentality, and a healthier balance between the needs of commerce and culture.
Here are some great links :
Fictionwise (Children's Books)
Cynthia's Attic on Fictionwise!