Ebooks are electronic documents containing books. Being electronic documents they can be stored and preserved without hassle. They can also be transferred via the internet or the World Wide Web over long distances. So you don’t have to allot them space in bookshelves in your house or carry them around in your bag to schools and colleges. All this has made handling books easy, simple and convenient for readers as well as libraries and book stores.
Finding and obtaining an ebook is also easier and simpler than finding and obtaining printed books. The most important thing about ebooks that most people love is that many websites let you download ebooks for free. Yes! You don’t have to pay for it, you don’t have to return. Moreover, there are no restrictions on sharing the ebook. Generally such ebooks are those whose copyright protection has expired. Even buying a book is easier if it is an ebook than if it is a printed book because you can visit several ebook stores just sitting in the comfort of your cozy room and without so much as stepping out of your house. Some websites sell ebooks at premium prices. You can also try visiting the website of your favorite author. Sometimes they contain links to their publishers’ websites from where you can directly obtain an ebook. So you no longer have to physically visit book stores and scan their book shelves looking for the book you want.
Even some local libraries nowadays have ebook collections. This is because most readers prefer reading ebooks to reading printed books, for the latter involves physically visiting libraries which is time-consuming and cumbersome. You have to sign up for an e-library membership card. This will allow you to download and read ebooks on your desktop PC or your laptop.