Now, more and more people prefer e-books to traditional ones, because it can save their time and money. However, with various e-books flooded in, more and more people are aware of the disadvantages of e-books.
The fact that, e-books require special devices or personal computers can be looked as a disadvantage. Many e-books are typically produces to be compatible for certain software which in turn may be not easily available. Since e-books are dependent on other equipments, certain hardware or software failure may affect it. Unless the hardware, Internet connection or battery power that is required by an e-book reader is readily available, then its electronic documents are useless. In addition, e-books depending on hardware and software and are more easily damaged than a printed book
E-book reading devices are surely more expensive than printed books. All devices of e-books require power. There is a growing concern that the e-books at present may not be accessible or compatible to the future e-books software or devices.
Screen glare and eyestrain are a serious concern for many potential users of e-book technology. A major worry of reading from an e-book reader could hurt the eyes. The display resolution of computer screens and electronic devices is considerably less than the print quality produced by a printing press.
Reading from a computer lacks the familiarity and comfort of reading from a book. A paper book can be opened and flipped through, while an electronic text is more difficult to navigate.
E-books have unreliable life span. Paper has a much longer life span than most digital forms of storage. Because of the rapid development of new computer systems it is difficult to judge whether the software or hardware will become outdated. As new hardware is developed structures must be put into place to allow for the migration of existing materials to the new platforms so that they can still be accessed. Methods of preserving the electronic documents must also be developed. A high degree of reliability of the equipment must be part of the electronic devices that handle the replacements for printed books.
It can be hard to distinguish yourself from “almost anyone.’ for almost anyone can make an e-book. To make your book equivalent to a “real” book, you should find and evaluate several e-book publishers before making a deal. A flashy website does not guarantee a great publisher. Look at their e-books and see if yours fits in with that mix.