Saturday, June 13, 2020

The growing trend of e-books

The growing trend of e-books

With the development of printing presses in the world, letters printed on paper began to be read. In the last eight centuries, many printing presses have opened in the world, and millions of books have been published. People became accustomed to reading published books. However, with the development of technology in recent times, the style of reading books has changed. The number of people reading books on laptops, tabs, and Kindles has increased more than the number of printed books. That is, readers are attracted to e-books.

Geographer Professor Pitamber Sharma, who has been reading books continuously for six decades, has changed his reading style. Sharma, who reads books printed on paper, now studies through Kindle. "I've been reading my favorite book on Kindle for a few years now," says Sharma. He has experience.

Sometimes they move books found online to laptops or smart TVs. And, they read books while they are asleep. Sharma, who has read more than a dozen books through Kindle, is currently reading Pankaj Mishra's Age of Anger and The John Adams' People, Power and Profit.

Authors Ujjwal Prasai and Ganes Poudel also read books online using modern technology such as mobile phones, tablets, Kindles, or laptops. Prasai, who has been reading the book through Kindle for 7 years, says, "The Kindle given to me by a friend while studying in India has been very effective for me."

Author Poudel, who used to carry previously printed books in his bag, does not forget to carry a tablet or Kindle when he goes on a journey. "The Kindle has become so much easier to read," says Poudel. "The Kindle has become my friend since I don't have to carry a lot of books and read wherever I can." He understands that it is effective.

Not only Sharma, Prasai, and Poudel, but also writers and readers have recently started using technology for study. Mainly with the development of the Kindle, the style of reading books has changed.

What is Kindle?

The Kindle is an electronic device developed by the Amazon company, used to read books and textbooks online. Users can purchase and download books as well as newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, and electronic editions. You can also study books online by downloading the PDF.

The Kindle version of the e-book can be purchased from the Amazon website. Most users connect to WiFi to download books. The Kindle can store more than 1,400 books. The user claims that reading the letters on the Kindle is as enjoyable as reading the hardcopy.

The Kindle makes it easier for the reader to bookmark than a printed book. Because Kindle has an automatic bookmarking facility. Kindle also makes it easier to find the meaning of words you don't understand as you read. It is also becoming popular among the readers as there is a password facility for the security of the book.

History and status of the Kindle

The Kindle was launched on November 19, 2007. Over 12 years, it has come up with various developed versions. Kindle can publish a book in 5 minutes. The book will be available at Kindle stores from June 24 to 48. Authors receive 70 percent of the royalties from the sale of books published by Kindle.

In an interview with The New York Times on December 5, 2009, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stated that e-book sales would account for 65 percent of revenue. The remaining 35 percent said there would be an agreement between the publisher and the author. Amazon reports that the Kindle version of British author AL James's novel Fifty Shades of Gray has more than doubled in print sales. Between 60,000 and 100,000 books are published each year in the United States. More than half of them are published online.

According to statistics, Kindle currently has 48.5 million books stored. In which you can find various rare books including world-famous and best sellers.

Where unlimited books hang

At one time, Professor Pitamber Sharma had built a library of printed books at home. Now he has started distributing those books. "With tens of millions of books available online, there is no need for a library at home," he says. "I have started donating my books to the village library." The practice of establishing traditional libraries has decreased now that ample books can be collected online.

More than 2.6 billion e-books are stored in the Good Readers e-library. Founded in 2007, the e-library is considered to be the largest in the world. The library, which currently has 90 million readers, has published reviews of more than 90 million books. It even has the facility to read hundreds of books for free.

The Gutenberg Digital Library was established in December 1971 by American author Michael S. Hart to facilitate the production and distribution of e-books. In which more than 60 thousand books and documents can be obtained free of cost.

In the online library called Open Library, millions of books can be read with various documents including picture books, fantasy, biography, science. In the Jet e-library of the 'B OK CC' site49,059,396 books and 77,194,989 articles can be read.

Similarly, books and articles from around the world can be read and published from many e-libraries including Open Library, Book Bone, Free eBooks.

Writers earn millions from e-books

Many writers in the world earn millions by writing. In which the role of online publishing is important. Amanda Hawking, a 35-year-old American author, has made a lot of money from online publishing. At first, the publishing house refused to publish his book. I didn't even have the money to publish it myself. She later launched her book online. He has sold more than 1.5 million books online. Since then, she has written 17 novels. "I never thought I would make so much money from an e-book," she says.

Stephen Ladder, a well-known British writer, is also one of the highest-paid writers in e-book publishing. Last year alone, he earned 11,000 euros a month from e-books. HP Mallory, an author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Adventures, sold 70,000 copies in the first two months of last year. His book is one of the best-selling e-books in a short period. Authors like John Locke and Oliver also make a lot of money through e-books.

Reference to Nepal

Readers of e-books are increasing in Nepal. However, most Nepali books are not available in e-books. Author Kailash Rai says that it is compulsory to read Nepali books on the hardcover. She says, ‘I read foreign books online. Nepali books do not have this facility. '

Nepalis living abroad are facing more difficulties as Nepali books are not available online. "It is difficult to send Nepali books abroad," says storyteller Denman Gurmachan. "If there was an arrangement to read online, Nepali books would be accessible to all."

This is not to say that Nepali books cannot be read online. Some limited books on Nepali literature, non-literature, and curriculum can be read and listened to at Open Learning Exchange Nepal (OLE Nepal) has been providing e-library since 2009. So far, 6,800 books, 2,319 audiobooks, and 561 videos have been stored. Recently, some publishing houses have started online editions. But that is not enough.

History of the printing press

The writing was not a tradition when human civilization began. It was customary to listen and recite what the ancestors or teachers said. The script was invented when the process was cumbersome and undocumented. Initially, the writing was done on stone and leaf bark through signs. Tustin Lun, a Chinese citizen, invented paper with the help of cotton and linen. Then limited and clear block printing started in China. A wooden block was made for this. The world's first book, The Diamond Formula, was published in China in 650.

The world's first printing press was established in China, which used wood paper. According to a study, the art of making a paper has spread from China to Europe via Arabia. Some researchers have speculated that the printing press may have originated in Europe in the 15th century. According to him, before 1440, there were a few thousand manuscripts in Europe. Later, German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg founded the press for the first time.

Gutenberg is said to have invented the one-handed machine for improving grape-squeezing machines. Handpress is an improved form of it. Which was made in Colombia, USA? It is only after the commercial development of the printing press in the world that it is found that it entered Nepal. This is the first time that a Colombian printing press has entered Nepal. It is called Giddhe Press in Nepali. The then Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana had brought the press to Nepal from the United Kingdom in 1908 BS.

He had the press given as a gift by the then Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom to be attached to his own palace in Thapathali. V&J The press is called 'Vulture Press' in Nepal as it has the shape of a winged vulture on the front of the machine which is written 'Physicians Makers'. Before that, I had to travel to India to publish a book.

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