In recent years, more and more people are choosing to read e-books rather than paper books.
Do the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?
It is true that reading e-books is increasingly ubiquitous compared to paper books in today’s world. Although this practice has numerous drawbacks, they are overshadowed its benefits.
On the one hand, the phenomenon potentially engenders some drawbacks. One of the major drawbacks is that the quality of e-books may not be guaranteed. No doubt, currently, numerous illegal books are published without strict supervision by authorities or other reliable publishers; therefore the content of these e-books in the online platform may not be professionally censored, as a result, the meaning and content of electronic books are not fully and appropriately expressed, which can lead to misunderstanding the idea of authors.
On the other hand, reading e-books can provide numerous incontrovertible benefits. The first advantage is that it is a flexible way to read. Indeed, a small e-book device can easily store a large number of books, therefore it is very portable to carry; especially when traveling, as a result, the readers could bring it along and read books in every corner; which can lead to people tend to read e-books rather than paper books. Additionally, the second benefit is that it is affordable. In fact, the price of e-books is affordable compared to printed books; therefore e-books could be easily purchased by individuals despite their economic background, as a result, by easily purchasing e-books on the reading platform with economic costs, readers could acquire more books that they are interested in, without having to excessively allocate budgets.
In conclusion, due to the above-mentioned reasons, it seems advisable that the negative effects of reading e-books are outshined by the advantages.
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