Guest post by Urooj Murtaza
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers”. -Charles W. Elio-
An electronic book, also recognized with an e or eBook, is indeed a manuscript publication that is distributed in electronic format and consists of script, photographs, or both that can be read on the smooth display of work computers. Print and e-book purchases shifted to the Internet in the 2000s, with consumers purchasing standard paper books and e-books on websites using e-commerce services. When it comes to print books, readers are increasingly scanning photographs of cover art on retailer or bookshop sites, choosing and purchasing genres online, and having the print books shipped to them by mail or the other distribution center. Users can search and order e-books online, and the e-book can be emailed to them or downloaded.
People purchase e-books for a variety of reasons, including cheaper costs, improved convenience (because they can read from home or on the go via smart phones), and a wider range of novels. In the United States, e-book reading is on the rise; in 2014, 28 percent of Americans have read an e-book, up from 23 percent in 2013; and in 2014, 50 percent of U.s. adults owned an e-reader or smartphone, up from 30 percent in 2013.” Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.
Likewise, evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who do not but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.” steam education is the area where people learn technology, engineering, math’s and art when we talk about benefits of steam education we get that children develop soft skills which means creativity , problem solving and also increase engagement and motivation of people
- Start slow: don’t make the mistake of committing to more books than you can manage if you’re not a voracious reader. Begin by establishing a reasonable reading target, including reading one eBook every month or 20 pages per day. Increase to two books a month if you’re only reading one a month. When you don’t overextend yourself, you’ll notice that reading becomes less frustrating and much more fun. And if you are new to eBook too much time on screen will cause the headache so it’s more advisable to start slow and steady.
- Quitting: I’m sure you’ve said to yourself, “Why am I reading this?” halfway through a novel. Don’t be concerned. This occurs among even most well-intentioned within us. Rather than having to force yourself to finish a book you’re not loving or considering helpful, set it down and pick up something new to read. “Gretchen Rubin, author of bestselling book The Happiness Project has found that the “winners don’t quit” mentality isn’t an effective mentality when it comes to reading. Rubin explains that quitting early gives you “More time for reading good books! Less time reading books out of a sense of obligation.”
- Try picking genre you actually like: when you want to develop interest in something its more likely to form if you choose from the category that interest you best e.g., if someone is interested in reading romantic novels and you hand him an eBook related to politics or history in will more likely won’t build any interest in it. so, in order to develop interest in eBooks we should suggest the person books according to his or her liking.
- Telling pros about using eBooks: eBooks are easily transportable. This seems to be, in my opinion, among the most appealing benefits. You will take many books along with you without exerting much effort or even thinking about it. On your computer, they are with you. We have access to a whole library! You have the option of changing the font size. While it may not be the most significant benefit in eBooks, the ability to maximize the size of the text is useful if you have poor eyes or are sleepy. Both video and audio are available. Embedding audio and video is a huge benefit that hasn’t really taken off yet. Audio books are great choices for those who spend a lot of time on the trail, and multimedia books could be the wave of the future. In the dark, you can read eBooks. This is a significant benefit for some individuals. You should read books in comfort without disturbing your partner or getting up to switch off the lamp. Whether you have children who are trying to sleep, you can read for them in the morning. There will be no more flashlights hidden beneath the cover.
- Take your time out: take your time out from things or duties which are not very important in this way developing interest in eBooks won’t feel like a burden in which you have to miss your important task and duties to form a habit of reading.
- eBook reader: E-readers are typically thinner and lighter compare to laptops, making them more compact and less taxing on the hands. Furthermore, because of their non-glare screen, they are better for reading in harsh sunlight, which is difficult to do on a backlit tablet. E-readers often have a long battery life one to twice month on general, while tablets only last 10 hours at most. These are some points that will be very beneficial for people who want to develop interest in e books.
Urooj Murtaza is an amateur astronomer, a writer, and an artist. She loves reading and believes that learning is what keeps you alive.