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    Ebooks are changing the publishing industry


    My bookshelves cannot handle more mysteries or dramas, so ebooks are a convenient way to get the latest literary knowledge without the risk of breaking a shelf. The addition of new apps that let you view the electronic books from any device also means that there is an easier way to take them with you to any location. We may not be ready to say goodbye to printed books completely, but ebooks are slowly taking over our society.


    It is not difficult to find thousands of free ebooks scattered online at library, publishing and other websites. Ebooks with a price tag are also available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu and others. The publishing industry is changing quickly as self-published books are mixed in with classics and new offerings from traditional publishing houses. People have more choices today than before to read about a romantic getaway that ends in murder or discover the truth about an ancient ruin.


    Ebooks are converting the publishing industry into a more streamlined machine with apps that offer you the ability to read something on any device. The industry has now shifted to the point that there is no need to get ebook readers or worry about installing a lot of software. There are free apps such as the Icecream Ebook Reader that allow you to turn a computer into an ebook reader while giving you the choice to read anything you want. With free bookmarks, night mode and progress tracking, the app changes a computer screen into a book and lets you get lost within the pages.


    The traditional publishing industry does not have the ability to stop ebooks, so it has been forced to react to them. Although there are questions in the New York Times about screen time versus conventional print book time for children, no one has been able to stop the influx of new ebooks or their popularity. Now, more people are reading ebooks on their smartphones, according to the Telegraph, and they are finding their love of books has not diminished with the move to a computer or phone screen.





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