The growing usage of virtual literature has led to a reduction in paperback books.
essay will discuss the benefits of e-books, namely, they are more easily accessible and cheaper. As well as, touch on the drawbacks,
as, the damaging effects they have on eyesight. I believe the positive effects exceed the negative effects.
There are numerous positives of e-books.
with, they are available at the touch of a button in any language, because there are translation options to over 100 languages.
, the World Wide Web allows access to rare, ancient books that cannot be found in a library.
, there are free websites like www.e-books.
that provide direct download links to millions of different books, ranging from globally renowned novels
academic learning titles.
, as opposed to physical books, electronic literature is cheaper. When buying a book the value of the trees cut to make it, the ink used to type it and printers are included in its price.
required for online literature to exist is a keyboard and an intelligent mind.
makes it possible for people who cannot afford physical books.
, as a medical student, I find medical books very expensive, alternatively, I download virtual copies that not only cost me nothing, but can be taken with me anywhere in my digital devices.
Despite the many pro's, there are
cons. A negligible downside of e-books, is that an over-indulgence can lead to eyesight problems like weaker vision.
is because our eyes are not accustomed to concentrating on a screen that emits so much light for
long hours. An example of
, studies conducted by The Eletronic Devices Society in 2014, found that 80% of individuals spend 6 hours or more on their e books resulting in a strain on eyesight.
In conclusion, I re-affirm my belief that e-books are clearly more advantageous than paper books as they are more affordable and accessible, and the minimal drawbacks are easily overcome. In the future, I hope they are available for free from libraries and all authors.