USA - The EBook is also known as the so-called electric book which should be read by special software such as reader. Today, there are many online platforms for EBook such as E-book library and online library. The EBook is an electronic file type which could be downloaded via the network link to the general common platform such as Personal Computer, notebook, the personal digital assistant, smart phones or reader which could storage mass digital reading data. EBook is the alternative of traditional paper books. Nowadays, the EBook download is very popular trend for young people in USA and there are many online platforms for this service. The airyebook.com is one of these kinds of online EBook libraries.
From the news of the website Airyebook.com, the Association of American Publishers which we also call it AAP has released a report on Thursday. The reporter has told us that the U.S. e-book sales accounted for 22.55 percent of total book sales at last year.
By contrast, the ratio in 2011 was 17 percent while in 2009 was only 3 percent. From the data of AAP, we have found that total transactions sales volume of Online library in the United States had amounted to 7.1 billion dollars in 2012. The ebook download volume has had greatly increasing.
Among this market share, the sales volume of e-book has accounted for 1.54 billion dollars. The sales volume of adult fiction and nonfiction works has reached to 1.25 billion dollars. On the other hand, the sales of children's and young people's books were 232.8 million dollars. The sales volume of religious books was 57 million dollars.
According to another U.S. research firm, their survey which released last week had showed that 21 percent of American adults had read EBook on the online library such as Airyebook.com over the past year. For them, the online library is free Knowledge of the ocean.
The EBook has contained many advantages. The first point is the paperless. EBook in the online EBook library is no longer depends on the paper but the magnetic storage. Thanks to the high performance magnetic media storage, a set of 700MiB CD can replace the traditional three hundred million words of paper books. This would greatly reduces wood consumption and space requirements.
The second point is the multimedia. The EBooks are generally not only plain text and there are many multimedia elements which had been added into the EBook such as images, audio and video. This point has enriched to a certain extent for carrier of knowledge.
Thirdly, it is related to the richness. With the rapid development of the Internet, the EBooks have become more and more popular. In addition to more professional ancient texts , most of the traditional books are putted onto the Internet which makes e-book reader has an almost unlimited source of knowledge. We also call it the free knowledge of the ocean.