E- book: An Effective Communication Tool
1. As Technology Advances, Communication Advances.
We live in a digital age. The popularity of blogs shows the influence that the internet has had on our communications. Communication has developed from one-to-one (with pre-printing letters and books), to one-to-many (with the advent of the printing press) to many-to-many (with the internet). You no longer have to be a Harvard professor or famous novelist to reach many people: you can write an ebook and share it with many people. This democratization of knowledge is a step forward in the evolution of communication.
Because of the technology behind ebooks, they are immensely convenient. They can be accessed from anywhere. They can be stored, shared, or deleted as you want. You can browse through an ebook while you are at your desk to see if you want to read the book. You can even use the find or search function to find pertinent parts of the book.
Ebooks often contain hyperlinks that direct you to the sources of their information. This is like having interactive footnotes in a book. The hyperlinks in ebooks also make it easier for you find information that is cross-referenced within each volume.
Another convenient aspect of ebooks is their size. Frequently, ebooks are shorter than published hard-copy books. This means that the information is distilled, and easier to access than if you had to search through a printed book.
3. The Environment.
Ebooks, as electronic forms of communications, help to conserve our planet’s natural resources. You can write as much as you want and not worry about the forests that are being cut down to share your ideas when you choose to write an ebook.
4. Your Readership.
Ebooks are convenient and effective. The affordable cost, the artistic integrity, and the powerful new technologies are exciting things for you as an author. The convenience of access is easier than with a hard-copy book, and as discussed earlier, the information within the book is easier to access.