Evolution of Digital Books

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Evolution of Digital Books

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Many Libraries began providing free eBooks to the public in 1998 through their web sites and associated services, although the eBooks were principally academic, technical or professional in nature, and could not be downloaded. In 2003, libraries began offering free downloadable popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks to the public, launching an eBook lending model that worked much more successfully for public libraries.

Library eBook distributors and lending models continued to increase over the next few years. From 2005 to 2008 libraries experienced 60% growth in eBook collections. In 2010, a Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study found that 66% of public libraries in the US were offering eBooks, and a large movement in the library industry began seriously examining the issues related to lending eBooks, acknowledging a tipping point of broad eBook usage.

However, some publishers and authors have not endorsed the concept of electronic publishing, citing issues with demand, piracy and proprietary devices. Despite the above mentioned challenges the eBooks had evolved over the years. We currently have over 2 million free eBooks on the web; and also close to or over 1.2 million premium eBooks on the covering every aspect of human existence and aspirations. Readers are expected to purchase the eBook that are immediately downloaded and will be added to your online bookshelf either within your eReader apps or in the Cloud where you could access with your devices. There are many platforms where one could get tons of eBooks to buy. Platforms like Amazon, Noble, Kobo, eBooks, eBooksWholesalers, SmarteBookShop, Sony, etc. With the current development in the technology sector, the eBooks sector has been experiencing tremendous growth in recent years and this growth trend is expected is to continue for now.
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Post by Senserial_Publishing »

I like your thoughts on the evolution of ebooks. It's true that since the emergence of the digital books, they have evolved a lot. Recent developments in technology have seen the rise of reading e-books over traditional hard covers and paperbacks.Many book lovers have readily switched to reading on their laptops, smart phones, and tablets simply due to its convenience and accessibility.
As you say, this trend is expected to continue.
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I like how you have portrayed this. Books have been evolving over time and now they have just become available on our phones, too many at a time
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Post by Tomy Chandrafrost »

Your thoughts are interesting. I often download several ebooks from libgen. The challenging issue now is copyright problems and book piracy by consumers who use them. I think this is a concern, but there's also a bigger concern, which is the influence of social media in grabbing readers' attention. This is a problem that requires creative thinking from the publishing industry to make people interested in reading.
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Post by Seth Madugu James »

It's simple for me to argue that the advent of smartphones marked the beginning of the evolution of digital books. As the phrase "digital books" suggests, you must therefore be digital in order to access an e-book online.
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