Until I went into business with a close friend, I had hardly any knowledge when it came to the subject of eBooks. Occasionally I wondered what they were, but didn't see why I really needed to have one, or even cared what they were. Now that I have entered the world of small business, I don't see how I could do what I do without them.
There are so many people who have come before me and wandered blindly into the business world, only to find pitfalls, and frustrations, that once worked out, they were gracious enough to share with the rest of us. They have taken what they've learned and turned it into easy to read how to ebooks.
There are many resources to be found online, and if you were to buy paper books, you'd quickly run into sagging bookshelf problems, and the “where'd I put that?" panic zone. Being able to download books and programs that can be utilized at any time when the question or need arises is just plain organized and practical.
There is also much more to ebooks than just business applications. eBooks can be a valuable tool for homeschooled children, and students everywhere. Mom's can download classic books, or recipes, or health information, or how to ebooks, and pull them up for each child when needed. no more sagging bookshelves or arguing over the same copy of a favorite book! eBooks tend to cost a great deal less than hardcopy books as well, and that is a relief to a homeschooling families budget.
Students can download books to laptops to take with them whereever they go for ease of study and reference, and travelers and businessmen can save ebooks on pda's to read on planes or in hotels, without having to take up any space in their suitcase. I have about 30 books on my pda right now! And if you just like the feel of paper in your hands, you can print off your ebook anytime you want, write all over it if your a student taking notes, and always have the original undamaged and fresh for the next time. All this for much less than the cost of a paperback book.
If you haven't had time to find out all the advantages you could have by downloading an ebook, I urge you to check it out. We have lots to choose from on our site, but there are many out there, some even for free. (though the free ones are usually in a text format, and have lots of extra stuff added to them about whoever is giving it to you for free. . . )
So don't take my word for it, check it out. . .
Sharon Howarth is an employee of HeyGeek! inc, working as an administrator and contributing editor for several websites, including http://www.ebooks.cc and http://www.greatstockphoto.com She was a visual communications major in college, is a published poet, and has worked in technical theatre, for a television studio, and is an avid photographer.