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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Why eBooks Can Be Better Than Printed Books

To be honest I love all books. I really think there is a place in every home for a selection of hard cover and paper back books. They can look great in a bookcase and can often hold sentimental value for the owner.

Having said that, I do believe that eBooks are the way of the future and there are many reasons why they are preferable to the traditional book with paper pages.

From an authors perspective there are many benefits. An eBook can be produced in a short period of time, sometimes just a week os so whereas most paper books can take up to a year before they reach the shelves of book stores. Once the eBook is finished it can be distributed to thousands of customers in a very short period of time. While I do agree that to have your book produced in a physical form can add credibility to you as an author there are many highly respected eBook authors providing quality products online today. Of course, there is always the option available to turn your eBook into a physical book.

From a sellers point of view, eBooks are a dream product. As long as you have rights to resell the book, whether it be resale rights, master resale rights or private label rights, you can sell the same copy over and over again. With private label rights (PLR) you can actually claim to be the author making any changes you like to the text or the graphics. Some authors will allow you to rebrand their books with your own links potentially making it extremely viral.

From a buyers perspective eBooks can be obtained far quicker than paper books. No more having to go to a book store or waiting for the postman to arrive. In some cases the eBook is delivered as an attachment directly to you via email. Many sellers will send you to a download page where more often than not you can not only download your book but a number of bonus items as well making your purchase greater value.

Many authors will capture your details during the buying process. This enables them to provide you, usually free of charge, any updated versions of their product. I've personally not seen this practiced with any physical books.

Some people don't like to read eBooks on their computer screen and would rather have a physical book that they can carry around with them or snuggle up with on the lounge on a rainy day. Well you can still do this with eBooks. All you need is an eBook reader or some sort of portable media device. Depending on the size of its memory they can often hold thousands of books.

When you think about it, eBooks are far better in terms of the impact on the environment. Yeah sure, some people will still print them off but the majority will simply store them on their computers or portable media.

For some, including myself, ebooks are a more pleasurable experience. I personally suffer from an eye condition called Keratoconus. I love to read but it can often be a struggle if the pages are not backlit like on a computer screen or a pda or some such media. So there's another reason many people will choose eBooks.

I hope this gives you some insight into why I believe eBooks are better than physical books, at least, most of the time.

Tracey Peapell is an author and seller of eBooks. She is the owner of Bonnie-Books, quality eBooks, Audio and Software Store, most with resale rights and all products instantly downloadable. Visit http://www.bonnie-books.com to check it out.

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