There is always a debate between the fiercest of allies and foes on whether to stick with physical books or shift over to e-books. While some people swear by their books, others think that e-books are the future.
Most people who have used both formats argue that conventional books offer better portability than what most eReaders can provide. Here are some points which can help you take your decision:
1) There’s nothing to worry about while reading an eBook in public transport or at the bus stop except for unwarranted stares from people next to you; you would only be judged if you read it with visible body movements in a coffee shop (and we don’t recommend doing so)! On the other hand, reading physical books at bus stops or on public transport is always a pleasure.
2) While convenience is undoubtedly one of the biggest advantages of eBooks, there are also other benefits. When it comes to getting an eBook reader and choosing between an iPad and Kindle , you will quickly realize that Amazon’s Kindle boasts longer battery life than Apple’s iPad (one month as compared with 10 hours). With physical books, you always have to carry around your bookbag to be able to read your favorite novel at any time while travelling; this can become quite cumbersome especially if you like reading while commuting. It gets even worse when it comes to buying novels in bulk! Not only do they get damaged easily in transit but lugging them around all the time can also be a bit of a hassle at times.
3) One of the main advantages of eBooks is that they are easier to carry around than physical books. This means no more lugging heavy books around and, therefore, you can finish reading in less time. However, most e-readers are not very easy to type on and this can become quite annoying when it comes to writing notes or highlighting passages while reading an eBook (unlike with physical books). Moreover, carrying multiple eReaders does not make sense because then you would have to store them somewhere which is something that doesn’t happen with physical books; one location is enough for storing your entire collection without worrying about getting them damaged or misplaced!
4) Physical books need to be handled with great care so that they stay in good condition for as long as possible. On the other hand, ebooks can be read on any device and most of them will work well even if you don’t maintain them as often as you should.
In conclusion, there is no definitive answer to which format is better ; it all depends on your individual preferences. The choice between physical books or eBook readers is one that you need to make carefully ; even though digital content may seem to offer convenience at times, reading a physical book has its own set of advantages too!