The first decade of the current century has seen a remarkable paradigm shift in the way the printed word has changed. The pyramid of media hierarchy now has a new leader, namely the Internet. Welcome to the Digital Age! While reading the printed word was among the most common pastimes even a few years ago, with the advent of portable eBook readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, and the iPad, this has now been replaced by ebooks. There has been a growing concern among educators as to how reading is on the decline, and how it affects the knowledge of middle school and high school children. Just like any other industry in the online world, the eBook industry has a plethora of eBook shops to find virtually anything you desire. Literacy experts have opined that the choices available at eBook shops can help children to have varied and deep knowledge, and studies suggest more and more children are becoming involved in the online reading community. Online reading can tune them to the needs of the modern day. Isn’t it a wonderful choice to replace television or the gaming console with online reading? There has been a dynamic shift even amongst adults, in their attitudes towards books. Ebooks are the page turners today to bring them back to old habits!
Today everybody, young and old, should familiarize themselves with the growing eBook industry. Ebooks and eBook readers provide substantial benefits over traditional reading. Ebooks cut down on the use of paper, as advocated by environmental enthusiasts. There are no fixed timings for study. There is no question of waiting-time for new editions. There is no transportation to the eBook shop. The books at an eBook shop can be downloaded instantly, sometimes for free, sometimes for a fee. Not just that, the online version of books are typically much cheaper, because publication houses save on their print and paper machinery, the benefits of which are passed on to customers. Further, the reach of the eBook shop is immense, allowing a person living in Australia to source out to a publication house in Chicago.
The newest craze in the online eBook world is what are called eBook libraries, or eBook packages. An eBook package is something out of the ordinary. It consists of a large number of ebooks bundled together that are not easily available at one single place. So instead of hunting down and purchasing, say 100 literary classics, you can purchase an eBook package which contains all these ebooks bundled together. These eBook libraries typically offer a substantial savings, and are usually offered in a variety of formats to suit your brand of eBook reader. Large companies, such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble, tend to not carry these eBook libraries. If you want to purchase one of these libraries, you will have to search out independent eBook shops. These independent eBook shops typically package the eBook libraries by genre, and have a wide selection of genres.
Plunge into the world of fiction, non-fiction, science and history! You can enjoy an outstanding reading experience without having to venture out to the library or mall. The online world of reading beckons one and all with open hands. Indeed, the children of tomorrow have the privilege to grow up with ebooks. Ebooks are the best option; and the portable eBook reader, the best buddy!
Jim L. Thomas suggests you visit the Green eBook Shop to peruse the large selection of free ebooks and to have a look at the collection of ebook libraries for your portable ebook reader.