One of the blazing questions since the early days of eBooks has been whether or not, they are good enough to replace the old physical textbooks. Owing to the lower costs and ease of access, many students nowadays prefer eBooks. Thanks to the technological invasion, these eBooks might soon take over the educational domain, leaving behind the legacy of paper books, and for good. This is because eBooks offer a number of features that are impossible to even imagine for the print books.
Read on to know why educational eBook publishing is gaining traction in the field of higher education:
- Portability of multiple titles – Check!
Carrying multiple physical books at once can be cumbersome. They’ll be heavy and most likely pose a problem. The solution? eBooks! All you need is an eBook reading device. These devices are usually lightweight and can carry multiple titles without being heavy or anything. Students can carry their complete syllabus content in a single device. Plus, the titles are organized in a systematic manner for easy access.
- Social interactions – Triggered!
eBooks have come across as the best way to promote social interactions. Thanks to their social features, students and teachers can now have productive discussions and debates on online forums. Along with encouraging a healthy way to communicate online, eBooks give equal opportunities to the learners to raise doubts and questions. Apart from the course books, research journals are also being converted into eBooks for easier access and discussions, which is why journal publishing services are so in demand right now.
- Keeping up with updated content – Done!
Updating content for paper-based textbooks is difficult for both the publishers as well as the students. Reprinting new editions of the book will add to the costs, and the same goes for purchasing in the case of students. Not with eBooks though. Since they are cloud-based, publishers only need to make changes in the eBook which would instantly reflect in all the downloaded copies. Convenient, ain’t it?
- Interactive features – Covered!
Young learners nowadays have an attention span so low that keeping them hooked while learning is in itself a challenge, one that eBooks have accepted. Modern eBooks come with interactive features comprising images, audio, engaging videos, and other elements. All such features collectively work towards engaging the maximum learners.
- Reading plus listening – Possible!
How about allowing students to follow up with their course content on the go? eBooks make that possible with their text-to-speech feature. Students can now learn while multitasking. This feature is also a blessing in disguise for the visually impaired. A total win-win!
eBooks clearly have a lot of advantages over the traditional printed books. Apart from the ones mentioned above, they are environment-friendly and are easily shareable too. They even give students the freedom to customize their eBook pages according to their will and comfort. What more could you ask for? That said, it won’t be a wonder if, pretty soon, the eBooks, take over educational publishing.
Looking for professionals to help you with educational eBook publishing? Don’t fret. At SunTec India, you’ll get the quality assistance you’ve been longing for. You can also avail our journal publishing services to get your research journals converted into eBooks and be a part of the revolution. Just write to us at [email protected] and we’ll take care of the rest.
Author Bio – Rohit Bhateja
Rohit heads the Digital Marketing team at SunTec India, and loves helping people & brands plan, optimize and implement strategies. He has spent majority of his career gaining experiences in areas such as strategy formulation, technical know-how, team management & leadership. Rohit also enjoys reading, researching about new technologies and sharing his knowledge.