If you have a Kindle, or read books on another device like your iPad or smartphone, chances are you are already convinced about the many advantages this offers to buying and carrying around hardback or paperback books. However, for certain types of book, particularly those with a reliance on images and photography, like most natural history books, the digital format is even better than for text only books. Here are some of the reasons why:
The Extra Benefits of Reading Your Natural History books in Ebook Format
Here are some of the key advantages to reading image heavy books like natural history type books on a Kindle or other ebook reading device represents:
These books are usually only available in large, hardback format, making them more expensive. As ebooks, the extra production costs this represents can be ignored, meaning the books can be sold for much less.
This also means you don’t have to pick up or store huge, hardback books to enjoy the pictures in their full glory.
You can take the books anywhere and show them to people who are interested in seeing the pictures without having to carry the big book itself to the office or wherever else. This is especially good for kids who love to look at pictures yet may damage large books if left to carry them alone.
You can read it anywhere, including on trains and planes, again without having to carry the cumbersome hardback around.
You can zoom in or otherwise manipulate the images to see them how you want to. In some cases, you can even save the images as separate files so you can share them on your favourite social media networks.
You can navigate through the book to quickly find the things you want to.
The fact people can self publish ebooks means you can find stuff by obscure writers and photographers who you wouldn’t be able to buy books from in stores, meaning you have access to far more information and images.
Ebooks are often cheap, and sometimes even free.
You can have your ebook delivered to your device instantly when you buy it, rather than having to wait for it to be delivered or having to go to a bookshop to buy it. There are also no shipping and handling costs associated with buying ebooks.
You can read reviews of the book on the site where you buy it before you invest.