This is a guest post by Kathleen Ramirez, a Millennial with a passion for all things digital.
Digital Reading Benefits
For many Millennials, paper reading is as good as dead. Digital technology has evolved so much that every young person is dependent on technological advancement, from working to reading.
Digital technology has had a profound effect on the traditional book publishing and retailing industries, and digital reading has become a trend despite numerous reports to the contrary.
Handheld devices, already a big part of digital technology, will continue to evolve more in the future. The Independent recently published a list of some of the best e-book readers that are perfect for reading as well as budget-friendly:
- Amazon Kindle Oasis
- Kobo Aura One
- Bookeen Cybook Ocean
- Amazon Kindle Voyage
- Kobo Glo HD
- Kindle Paperwhite
- Kobo Aura H2O
But why would you need a digital reader? What advantages does it have over paper reading?
Scroll And Browse
For a Millennial, using a digital book is magical. You don’t have to look for a page, turn the book’s pages or search for your page. Instead, you just scroll.
You can also browse all day long without ever leaving the comfort of your armchair. Scroll through Amazon and flip through hundreds of books while sipping your tea or coffee. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, one click and you can start reading.
You can email or loan an e-book to a friend easily. You don’t even need to go to the library or wait for delivery. Again, click on “Send And Receive” and presto–a new book.
Are you struggling to remember where you read one of your favorite phrases? It’s extraordinarily easy to perform a text search of every single book in your e-library. This is hard to do with a physical book, let alone with your entire library.
Text to Speech
Are your eyes tired from staring at a screen all day long? Close them and have your Kindle read to you. Text to Speech reduces eye strain, improves foreign language learning, and promotes listening skills.
Unlimited Storage Space
Is your physical space limited? Not enough space for all your books in your library? Tablets and e-book readers can hold thousands of books on one device. Extra memory is not much bigger than a fingernail and can hold tens of thousands of files. Keep your entire library on a single device and forget physical constraints. Even better, most of today’s devices automatically save their content online, so it’s easy to replace your content even if you lose your device.
With all these advantages, don’t worry about the paper vs digital debate: it will take care of itself.