7 Pros and Cons of Electronic Books over Regular Books ...


Just like everything in life, there are pros and cons of electronic books.

They can be convenient, but some prefer old-fashioned, physical books instead of pressing buttons on a screen.

They like to flip through the pages and have a collection to keep on their bookshelf.

If you’re thinking about splurging on a Kindle or eReader, here are some pros and cons of electronic books to consider.

1. Moneybags

There are many pros and cons of electronic books.

If you’re an avid reader, it pays to overpay for one of these devices.

You’ll get deals on books by buying them electronically through Amazon instead of in paper form.

You can even ask for gift cards for Christmas that will last the whole year.

You even have the opportunity of sampling the book’s first chapter or two before you decide to buy, and certain books give you the chance to borrow it for free.

2. No Numbers

Some books contain page numbers while others only show the location and percent of the book that you’ve completed.2

If you’re using the book for school and your teacher asks you to flip to a certain page, it can be difficult to find the page number.

It’s also difficult if a professor tells you to read up to a specific page, since you won’t know when you’ve hit it.

Since you’re able to make the words whatever size and font that you want, you might not even have the same setup as another electronic book user.

So be weary of digital books if you need to know your page numbers.2

3. Special Features

There are several features of electronic books that can enhance your reading experience.

You can highlight sentences and bookmark pages like you can in a physical book, with the added benefit of being able to define words.2

Kindles come with a dictionary that is connected to every book that you decide to read.

Instead of flipping through a dictionary every time you’re confused about a word’s meaning, you can simply click on the word and the definition will pop it.

It saves time and is an easy way to build your vocabulary.

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