Electronic book, better known as E-book, undoubtedly has a number of advantages such as it requires less space for storage and its back-up copy can easily be created without much cost. But as everything has positive and negative points, even E-book has certain shortcomings that everyone should be aware of. Let us discuss some of the shortcomings of E-books so that you can overcome some of the short comings when you want to use E-book.
First of all, with the advancements of information technology, there are quick advancements which are taking place in the formats in which e-book is read. If the person who wants to read E-book does not have the format in his E-book is written, he/she would not be able to read that particular E-book. But this is one of the shortcomings that you can easily overcome. All you have to do is to know the format in which that E-book is written and install the same in your PC or mobile phone and you can read your E-book.
Not many people are comfortable reading on the screen, therefore, they read on screen only as much as they are required to read. Due to this reason, reading E-books for leisure is not a thing which people would like to do. In addition, printed books can be given to people for gifts but gifting an E-book may not look as appealing.
One of the major shortcomings of E-books is related to its disposal. When printed books need to be disposed, they can even be sold to scrap buyers and to shops which deals with second hand books. But when e-books need to be disposed, it can be very harmful for the environment as the batteries are non-biodegradable and can cause serious harm to the environment. Such are the shortcomings of E-books!