E-books have entered the market in this decade and are here to stay much like the social media. Initially, when comparisons were made between the times children gave to computer versus book reading, the statistics got both the parents and teachers worried. However, the new option of having Download PDF ebooks on the PC solves a major problem faced by teachers i.e. directing children towards book reading from an early age.
The best thing about ebooks is that they are usually priced lower than hard-back versions as they circumvent the cost of transport, publishing, any sales tax etc. Once the rights are sold, a downloaded eBook can be passed on from one child to another without any sort of depreciation. That leads us to another unique benefit of free ebooks, they never get old, rotten, torn, smudged etc. Amazingly, they don't even get outdated, so you don't have to worry about a new version every time, like for yearly curriculum books that need to be bought again if a single new chapter is added. As all typing and amendment is done on the internet, any new inclusion will be done online and you can easily download the new version.
Another great benefit is the availability of free ebooks online. It's surprising how good information is available easily and freely with no hidden charges atall. You can find dedicated websites online that let you download free eBooks on a variety of subjects. Children can find free comic ebooks and free entertainment eBooks like free Harry Potter ebooks, free music ebooks, free story ebooks etc. High school students and university graduates can look for in-depth free law ebooks, free medical ebooks, free science ebooks, business ebooks etc. IT specialists will be more than relieved to find free networking ebooks, free oracle ebooks, free java e-books, free Photoshop ebooks, free Linux ebooks etc. They can easily download free eBooks on networking and programming to create their very own website using flash, Asp.net, vb.net, C++etc. For getting basic knowledge of website script, you can download HTML ebooks.
Harry Potter ebooks are the most popular ones, not only amongst kids, but adults alike. Mathematical e-books are there to learn approaches to problem solving with examples. Medical ebooks are good for professionals who want to keep informed of latest development in medicines and about the reasons and remedies of diseases. Those who want to improve their language skills can look for free Oxford guide to learn simple words with explanations, sentence constructions, grammar, idioms, and phrases etc.