Simply put, eBooks are books in an electronic format. They can be downloaded to your personal computer, your laptop, your PDA, your cell phone or your eBook reader as desired and then you can simply read them on your electronic screen. Some eBooks have numbered pages and tables of contents, while others have graphics and images. In other words, eBooks are just like real books except that you cannot handle them and they are not made out of paper. There is a wide variety of different benefits associated with the eBook concept, and understanding the benefits can help you take advantage of everything that eBook technology has to offer. Everything can be digitized these days, from encyclopedias and dictionaries to business cards.
The first and most obvious benefit of eBooks is that no trees are harmed in their creation because paper is not used to manufacture eBooks. EBooks are generally delivered to you instantly, and they are largely portable, so you can bring them anywhere. Imagine having your eBook collection accessible on an airplane, in a car, while walking or jogging down a trail, riding your bike or on a break from school or work. With eBooks, you can have an entire library of books available at your fingertips no matter where you are, and you do not have to carry around a bunch of paperbacks to make it happen. EBook technology is becoming so common that many textbook manufacturers are now creating electronic versions of their textbooks for students to access anywhere.
EBooks can do a lot more than a real book can do. For example, they can be largely interactive, containing videos, audio and animations. In the textbook concept, this means that the message the author is attempting to convey can be better understood and processed by bringing the eBook to life in ways that real paper books simply cannot achieve.