Print media is steadily giving way to digital media. Print newspapers and magazines have especially felt the brunt of the shift. Ebooks are also fast replacing print copies. From nothing in 2007 to 20% of all books sold in 2011, projected to reach 50% in a few years, the benefits of ebooks are apparent.
Ebooks are green, saving trees along with the costs and energy it takes to produce, store, and distribute print books. Self-published ebooks foster individual entrepreneurship. Ebooks reduce the cost of books by two-thirds or more in many cases, thereby increasing readership. Ebooks ease back pain and related medical expenses since several thousand books can be stored on a lightweight reader. Ebooks can be interactive, combining text, audio, and video.
Read an ebook, save a tree.