By Remez Sasson
How many of you buy ebooks?
Why buy ebooks at all? If you don’t have a device for reading ebooks it is more convenient to have a printed book, not an ebook. You can carry the book with you and read it wherever you want.
Yes, it is convenient to have a printed book, but you can also print an ebook with your home printer.
There are of ebooks that the publishers do not allow to print, but there are many other ebooks, which you can print. Most websites that allow printing post a notice to this effect at their website.
So why buy ebooks?
1. There are many books with practical information about “how to…” which are available only as ebooks.
2. Some authors, for various reasons, prefer to sell their books only as ebooks.
3. Ebooks are available immediately for download. You don’t have to wait for them to arrive in the post, and you don’t need to go and look for them in bookstores.
4. Traditional publishers don’t have the time to look at each manuscript they receive. This means that miss many really good books.
Even when a manuscript is approved, it often takes a long time for the book to get to print. After it is published it does not mean that the publisher will promote it and invest many in publicizing it. For this reason, many authors prefer to publish the book independently, in ebook format.