I feel like nowadays, people have become more digital than ever. However, there are still some people who stick to the classics such as reading physical or traditional books and they just don’t prefer to switch to e-books yet. I’m not here to tell you you’re wasting your time however I am here to tell you that you’re hurting the Earth bit by bit. Everyone most probably knows that paper is made by shredding trees, right? Basically, we are running out of trees. Even though there are a lot of charities or organizations that advocate for replanting trees, it still does not amount to how many trees are being cut down and forests are being cleared.
Thus, this is why we need to reduce our carbon footprint and switch to more eco-friendly options. This way, hopefully, we’ll get to save our planet from global warming, which is already happening. Speaking of which, let’s get into why we should be helping our planet from now on before we get into the main topic.
In a way, forests or trees in general help regulate temperature as well as regulate carbon dioxide in the air. When trees are cut down or taken away in any way, that takes away that regulation and releases more carbon dioxide into the air. This thins our ozone layer bit by bit and that’s what’s causing global warming. Even now, global warming is causing ice caps to melt and thus making the Earth spin just a tiny bit faster, which means that our days are a bit shorter. But other than that, global warming and the thinning of our ozone layer can cause so many other problems and one of them is skin cancer since there will be lesser protection against hot sun rays. This is why we need to care more for our environment and revitalize the Earth so that we don’t face the doom of it getting destroyed sooner than later.
That being said, here are a few other benefits of publishing e-books with further explanations:
Easily Recognized By A Larger Crowd
If you’re a writer and want to publish your work to the public, publishing e-books is a great way to reach a larger crowd. Not just in your area but it might even reach an international crowd. Since most of this generation is on the internet all the time, it’d be very convenient for them to find your published works. Especially with platforms like Amazon or Wattpad, you could easily reach a large audience. Plus, this allows your work to be shared among people more easily since it’s an e-book. So whether you’re a well-known author or a start-up writer, publishing e-books is always a good way to reach a large audience and hopefully gain profit from that. However, remember to be open to criticism. As any person who publishes works or puts out their art to an audience, criticism is inevitable. Although, don’t let that discourage you. If you want to publish any of your works, go right ahead.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
By publishing e-books, you are reducing your carbon footprint. Carbon footprint is basically the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced by what we do. Along with reducing our own carbon footprint by eating fewer meats or using less paper, we save the Earth bit by bit. The amount of our carbon footprint might also cause global warming, thus, reducing it will definitely help reduce the chances of our world going through the bad effects of global warming. Other ways you could reduce your carbon footprint, aside from using less paper and publishing e-books instead, is to turn off lights or devices when you’re not using them and reduce your usage of plastic as well. Especially the type of plastic that is hard to recycle and often gets dumped into the sea. The point of publishing e-books will help reduce your carbon footprint stands firm. The lesser paper you use, the more you’re helping the Earth. So, instead of publishing hundreds or thousands of physical books, publish an e-book and save the trees.
Accessible To Anyone
As mentioned earlier, it’s much convenient to publish e-books since you can reach a larger audience. This is because it will be easily accessible by anyone in the world. All they would need is a smart device which a majority of us already have. Plus, when you publish e-books, especially on multiple platforms, they’ll be easily found by your target audience. You could even promote your work on multiple social media platforms so people are aware that you have recently published your work. Other than being easily found, publishing e-books are more convenient now. Since we’re all currently in a pandemic in 2021, people wouldn’t have to go out and buy a physical book. They could purchase your e-book from the comfort of their own homes. So, you’d be reducing your carbon footprint as mentioned before as well as reducing any chances of another outbreak.
Lower Production Costs
If you decided to print hundreds or thousands of copies of your latest work, think again before you finalize that decision. Printing books, especially in hundreds or thousands, takes up a lot of time, effort and most importantly money. So, not only does printing physical books ruin the environment, they burn a hole in your wallet too! There is no better reason for you to opt for e-books. Save your money, don’t print your work and instead just publish it online.
The good outweighs the bad when comparing publishing physical books to e-books. E-books can be published quicker and reaches a larger audience so that your work reaches anyone it can. It cuts costs since you wouldn’t have to pay for printing, thus bringing you more profit than loss. Plus, it also reduces your carbon footprint as well as anyone who decides to read e-books instead of physical books. Don’t waste your money destroying the Earth. It’s such a simple process to publish e-books rather than print physical books so why would you not? Opt for e-books, it’s much better for everyone.