The digital revolution has also overwhelmed the publishing world . Although nothing can replace the smell of printed paper or the pleasure of jotting down your favorite book (strictly with a pencil), it cannot be denied that ebooks , digital books, have more than one advantage. In fact, it is possible to download a large number of them and take them with you anywhere, even on vacation, avoiding further burdening the suitcase with books upon books to read under the umbrella. Furthermore, and this certainly cannot be considered a secondary advantage, they cost less than a hard copy of a book as, of course, there are no printing or distribution costs.
These are certainly some of the aspects on which various companies, Amazon and Mondadori above all, have aimed to promote the sale of ebook readers (such as the very famous Kindles and Kobo ). However, you may not know that you don’t necessarily have to buy one of these products to read your digital books. There is now the possibility of reading your favorite books on other digital media, such as computers and smartphones.
Of course, they are devices that are not designed exclusively for reading, unlike ebook readers that also allow you not to strain your eyes, but certainly if necessary they can be very useful.
We said that it is not necessary to have a Kindle or a Kobo to be able to read digital books thanks to the new ebook readers available for your computer and for your smartphone. These software and applications, in particular, can be excellent allies for students who need to consult many books, make notes in the margins or insert bookmarks.