Ebooks vs Printed books: 7 reasons one is better than other

Ebooks vs Printed books: 7 reasons one is better than otherEbooks vs Printed books: 7 reasons one is better than other.

While everything around us is getting the switch to the digital, the question of ebooks vs printed books is in constant debate. Sometimes it becomes difficult to decide between the ebooks and printed books. A couple of years back, I bought a kindle basic to try ebooks. So, in this article, I refer to amazon kindle as an ebook reader. There are a lot of pros and cons on both sides. As per my experience with ebooks and printed books. I tried to list out the main supporting factors on both sides of ebooks vs printed books as 7 main reasons one is better than the other.

7 Reasons printed books are better than ebooks.

The feel of paper: For some people, this is a very important factor. For avid readers, holding a book in hand, the smell of the paper, nice binding and flipping through pages is a beautiful feeling which lacks in a digital device. Also, it feels great to always have a book nearby, no matter if you read it or not. Sharing the books : You can share a printed book with any friend or colleague whereas paid ebooks (from online stores like kindle store) can be used with one account only. That means you cannot share purchased ebooks with a friend without sharing your account credentials. This is one very important factor in the debate of ebooks vs printed books. Illustrations and images: Printed books are great when it comes to displaying images and illustrations. whereas ebook readers are not so good at this. Along with this, ebook readers support the black and white display, not colored. So the genres of photography, cooking etc are more successful as print books.

7 Reasons ebooks are better than printed books.

Ease of reading : Reading on an ebook reader is great. Most of them provide one-hand experience. Most of the times, you won’t need to use two hands. You can read at any angle and posture. The ebook readers with inbuilt light allow you to read in dark without any eyestrain. Access to thousands of books: An Ebook reader is very lightweight. You can carry thousands of books anywhere since ebook carries just a digital copy of the book. Imagine you are going for a long tour and you don’t want to carry a lot of books in your luggage. It is even lighter than a medium sized book. Printed books can be heavy, especially the one with thousands of pages and hardcover ones. Cost effective: The ebook reader might look costly. But that is a one-time investment. When it comes to purchasing the books for the ebook reader. The price of ebooks is pretty less than the printed ones. Along with that, there are thousands of free ebooks available on the internet for download. This is considered a very important factor while talking about ebooks vs printed books.

Ebooks vs Printed books: Which is better?

There are a lot of factors on both sides, but ultimately it comes down to personal preference. I read books like 1984, Wonder and The girl on the train on my kindle, click links to read my reviews on these. I suggest you can try a Kindle basic in beginning and see if that works for you. Let us know what do you prefer? Ebooks or printed books or a combination of both? Share your views with us in the comments section below, please leave feedback and share if you like this post. You can contact us if you have any questions or requests.