While traditionally printed books and literature materials still have the greater market in terms of popularity and market share, publishing e-Books continue to experience growth and technological advancements that make it clear that this medium of virtual publishing is here to stay and perhaps will gain more strength in the future.

For one thing, publishing e-Books over traditionally printed material has a smaller ecological impact because it does not entail the cutting down of trees. As this civilization continues to progress technologically, and while our natural resources continue to dwindle, we might eventually see a ban on printing literature traditionally and instead, all reading material will be passed through an e-Book publisher.

Before that though, we already see some advantages and disadvantages in traditional printing of books to publishing e-Books. While the main disadvantage of e-Books over paperback is the fact that not all electronic books can be read by the same e-Book reader. This means that you will need to have different e-Book reader devices to support all types of electronic books that are published.

On the other hand, publishing e-Books have many benefits, one of which is the fact that it is an affordable alternative to printing in full color. Some e-Book formats support a full book layout, which can include images that will register beautifully on the screen of the e-Book reader device. It would cost quite a lot to print full colored layouts for traditional hardbound or paperback books. While in publishing e-Books, the full colored image is rendered into the format needed and can be continuously distributed to readers without having to use a single sheet of paper or several liters of ink.

Another benefit to publishing digital books instead of regular print formats is that you allow the reader to store hundreds of thousands of full length electronic books into their handy e-Book reader devices. This way, again, less resources are used and the book’s mobility is improved. One can have a whole library in the palm of their hands with one single device that stores and displays published e-Books. Some e-Book reader devices also have provisions for a wonderful library interface to help one store and manage numerous and varied electronic books.

Another addition to its mobility is the e-Book reader’s adaptability to any lighting conditions. Publishing e-Books will help the reader to be able to enjoy his or her book even if there is little or no light at all because these reading devices always come with back lit screens. This eliminates the need to a light source which makes the e-Book very adaptable and mobile indeed.

Yet another benefit to publishing e-Books is in giving the content several enhancements. There are some publishers and e-Book reading devices that allow for formats with audio and video components, making the experience of reading e-Books even more special. This is especially helpful for publishing e-Books that are supposed to be for educational purposes.

Through the mixed media component, the reader of the e-Book will experience a learning process that is simply not available through other more traditional mediums of publishing books.If you are looking for a cost effective, environment friendly and versatile format for books then publishing e-Books may be what’s right for you. Check out the different methods and publishers for e-Books to know which type would be best for you.

By: Ronald W. Firquain

About the Author:

Ronald Firquain is a writer, marketer, entrepreneur, webmaster and has 16 years of computer knowledge. You can download e-books for making money online, building a website, improve your golf game, playing guitar and much more. For more information go to: eBooks Mall