Life without a Kindle is like life without a library nearby. — Franz S. McLaren
Being one of the eBook publications services and the best premedia companies in India, we are aware about the changes that have happened in the world of books and printable since the introduction of eBooks and this topic is interesting for us.
One of the most important characteristics of eBooks is their compatibility with a variety of devices and platforms. The latter is especially important now because of the government’s preventive measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak: most people with office jobs can efficiently work from home using just their laptops. In our spare time, we make use of our screens as well as watch movies and TV shows. The same trend of digitalization came to the book industry, leading to the rise of electronic books, or e-books. They may be read on any device, including Android, iOS, desktops, and laptops. Another key factor to consider is the speed with which content is delivered. The book will be available for download as soon as you finish the payment formalities. Unlike in the past, when you had to order the book from the vendor (if it wasn’t available at a nearby bookstore), it could take up to a week for it to arrive.
The Kindle is emerging as the leading device, with capabilities such as minimal blue light emissions, changeable font size, inbuilt dictionary, digital bookmarks, long-lasting battery life, and increased storage capacity. Users can also get free eBook samples from the outsourced eBook publishing companies to help them decide whether or not to buy the book. One subscription can get you thousands of books, be it novel, be it sci-fi or biography. It can be any genre, because publishing an eBook is not a challenge to the ePublisher.
Also, today, publishers want to outsource eBook publishing for multiple benefits, like lower cost, effective designs, and huge demand in the market. These kinds of companies also offer eBook cover design services to enhance the look of the eBook for the readers.
ePublishers and many of their authors have web pages; these have further information, plot summaries, reviews, pictures, and other good stuff. They usually provide several chapters to read for free, so you can try-before-you-buy, just like in a paper bookstore. If you read a book and liked it, you could always write a review and send it to the author. Maybe it’ll get published on the net with your name and website attached.
Benefits to ePublishers
- Reach a wider audience
- Cost saving production
- Tap into new revenue stream
- Add extra layers to storytelling
- Improve content visibility
To enjoy maximum eBook benefits, publishers need to adapt to the changing digital environment and be proactive to readers’ demands.
Future of eBooks
The eBook’s future is far from assured, and it will undergo a protracted period of development and adaptation. However, it is still an undeveloped product that can be explored and used by creative minds. Yes, Amazon currently has a monopoly, but monopolies do not persist indefinitely. Of course, no one knows, but one thing is certain: the future of eBooks will not be the same as it is now. Each year, the number of books produced in electronic format increases. Every year, more than one million eBooks are added to the Kindle Store, according to some estimates.
So, will eBooks take over the world? Maybe, although mass paperbacks will undoubtedly be affected; reading is all about the experience and delight you receive from it; formats don’t matter as long as you’re satisfied with the material; other than that, physical copy owners and e-book users will coexist.