Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ebooks: the end of print

Back in the days people would line up in bookshops to buy printed copies of books, newspapers and magazines.

It has become a thing of the past as electronic books take over.
The print may still have a market in Africa and the rest of the developing world but the market are the poor governments trying to secure educational material for the state schools.
The majority of the middle class and working class citizens have joined the rest of the world in downloading or reading books online.
The library are is fast turning cyber as students do more research on the internet.

Newspaper stalls are depleting as demand for printed press is dwindling.
We have entered a new phase in the literary field where journals, articles, academic papers are being uploaded, reviewed and downloaded with so much ease.

It saves on pollution, deforestation and time.

We can say ebooks are eco-friendly and part of the green planet that we envisage.

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