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E-Reading devices. The essay topic tells me that e-Reading devices, such as the Kindle and the iPad are the future of the leisure reading market. The first issue that comes to my mind is that is this true or false. What kind of impact would it have on Li

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E-Reading devices, such as the Kindle and the iPad are the future of the leisure reading market The essay topic tells me that e-Reading devices, such as the Kindle and the iPad are the future of the leisure reading market. The first issue that comes to my mind is that is this true or false. What kind of impact would it have on Libraries? Would this be environmentally friendly or not? How could we benefit from this? I will give detailed information about this topic that I deem crucial, as I will search for critical information. I will also compare e-books and paperbacks and then I will finish with a coherent conclusion. E-reading devices are thin and sleek gadgets that are a little bigger than a paperback that also allows people to carry hundreds of books with them (Claudine Beaumont 2009). Some of these devices use e-ink technology that is helpful, as you will not experience eyestrain or discomfort whilst reading the text. ...read more.

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It will also allow them to carry fewer items to classes or lectures. Furthermore, I think that e-readers will be the future as the majority of authors are starting to publish their books as kindle e-books because e-books are starting to have a bigger market share. According to Amazon, the seller of the Kindle e-book reading device may boost digital book sales by 83 percent this year to $248 million from $135 million last year (Greg Bensinger 2010). In contrast, E-books have had a huge impact on libraries across the world. However, based on a survey presented by Ian Singer of Media Source, both public libraries and academic libraries expect an increase in circulation of e-books (Reid Calvin). Libraries offered more than 30,000 e-titles. In the coming year, the survey also found that 84% of public libraries expected e-book circulation to increase. Therefore, as a result, the libraries had to make a change and offer vast amounts of e-books to public. The main issue here is that libraries are turning digital, which means that they will face copyright issues. ...read more.

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E-books are environmentally friendly as they are a co-creation. E-devices also allow you to take notes that are not permanent. This is a great function as you can access these notes or even edit them. However, there are also disadvantages for example, battery life can affect your reading as your e-device might switch off at an important part of a story. Some e-books have bugs that get the device to crash at times. E-devices like Kindle and the IPad are very expensive to buy. To conclude, looking at both aspects we see that many issues will be addressed and one major issue will be copyright protection law due to piracy. However, we can also benefit from using e-books as we can save many trees, as it is environmentally friendly. On that account given, I agree that e-books will be the future because looking at all the evidence I have provided, they all convey the message that e-reading devices will be the future. The evidence provided contains figures and estimations that can prove that e-books will be the future of our society. However, paperbacks will still have a chance of remaining, as it will be a substitute for an e-book. ...read more.

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