Books are constantly evolving. In the 21st century, we no longer read from a page, but read from a glass screen that can hold hundreds or thousands of texts. E-readers have revolutionised the way people read, and for many have made it much more accessible. But how does it weigh up to the traditional paperback?
E-readers are better
Technology definitely offers a lot of perks, like cost efficiency and environmental friendliness.
E-readers have convenient features that enhance the reading experience
Reading digitally allows for personal customisation, which means one can tailor their reading setting so that it is the most comfortable for them.Explore
E-readers have a higher cost efficiency
For the cost of one device, you can read a multitude of books.Explore
E-readers are much more durable
An e-reader won't tear, crumple or have yellowed pages.Explore
E-readers are more environmentally friendly
Going paper-free saves the Earth from deforestation.Explore
Printed books are better
Going analogue has its own merits - there's nothing like feeling a book in your hands, and e-readers just aren't the same.
Printed books cause less eye strain
Your eyes don't tire as easily when reading from paper.Explore
Printed books provide the most authentic reading experience
The feeling of flipping pages in a book can't be replicated with an e-reader (yet).Explore
Printed books have value as a collectible
Physical copies of a book appreciate in value.Explore
You retain information longer with printed books
The simplicity of a printed book encourages focus.Explore
There are no technological issues when reading printed books