In the late 70s, many analysts predicted that computers would end our dependence on paper. Unfortunately, the development of the personal computer actually increased our paper consumption. The average household has at least two computers and printer. When you add the paper used in households along with the paper used in the business world, our need for paper has increased tenfold.
However, the invention of ebooks and ebook readers has the potential to help safeguard our environment. This is just one of many of the benefits of ebooks. Ebooks are becoming increasingly popular and ebook readers such as the Amazon Kindle are becoming more affordable. Many of the ebook readers can hold up to 3500 titles. No matter where you go you will have access to your entire library ebooks.
In addition, ebooks are far more affordable than traditional printed books. You no longer have to go from bookstore to bookstore to search for the book that you want. Nor do you have to search for your book online and pay shipping charges. With a few mouse clicks; you can quickly download your ebook onto your computer or ebook reader.
The popularity of ebooks and the cost savings is so great that many colleges across the country are now using ebook textbooks. College students no longer have to stand in long line to get their textbooks nor do they have to pay the exorbitant costs of textbooks.
Ebooks have changed the way we get our reading material. Many bookstore retailers are downsizing due to the decrease in printed material sales. Along with this decline in printed material sales is also the decline of the use of paper. You will love the convenience that ebooks offer and you will enjoy knowing that you are helping the environment at the same time.
The price of ebook readers is finally affordable for everyone. The latest, “Kindle with Special Offers,” is only $114! In addition, public libraries now offer a collection of ebooks. When you consider the money you will save by checking out ebooks from your public library, you will realize that the ebook reader actually pays for itself. If you buy a traditional printed book, the average cost is $22.95. The cost of the average ebook is $9.98. You will save a great deal of money and you will help protect the environment.
While computers failed to reduce our paper consumption, some experts say ebooks may help reduce our consumption by at least one third. If you are making efforts to go green, you can go green with ebooks – and you can enjoy all the other benefits of ebooks!