As a dealer in used and antiquarian acim I am often asked how best to care for old books. This short article will explain some simple procedures to protect your books (old or new) from harm.
GIVE THEM A HOME. Most important, in books or kids, is that they have a comfortable home. For books, this means in a climate-controlled room-not the porch, not the shop or outbuilding, not the unfinished attic or basement or garage, not an unheated storage unit. You don’t want the books to experience extremes of temperature, nor do you want the temperature to fluctuate wildly during the day.
Keeping books on bookshelves is ideal because it is more likely that you’ll pick up the book and start reading it! Be sure to place the bookshelf so that it is out of direct sunlight, or else your spines will fade. Also, if you are a smoker, try keeping your books in a room that you infrequently smoke in. Although the odor will eventually go away, the discoloration to the covers and pages is more difficult to remove.
In the simple terms e-book saves paper thus it is the environment friendly. A printed book involves the paper which is made by tree. The more use of e-books will create the safety of the environment. Also there are no factories required to produce the e-books unlike the printed versions thus save the paper and ink and decrease pollution.
It is very easy to share a particular e-book with your family and friends, all you need to e-mail it with your friends or upload it to the online server. By this way a lot many people can get the access of the same book unlike the printed version which at a given time only one person can read.
E-books are a lot more convenient than their conventional counterpart. Anyone can just pay for it online, or download it freely if available and start reading, no need to wait to go to the shop and waste time in searching the book. All you need to do is to open a web browser and type the name of your book or the author, and definitely you will find it’s over the ocean of the Internet. E-books are also very useful for the people who live in a small studio apartment and don’t want to create a lot of clusters in their already small surrounding. You can save thousands of e-books in your hard drive but just imagine how much space it will take to a store that thousand books physically and not to forget about their maintenance.
Since e-books are much easier to produce than the conventional e-books and this is the reason that the many publishing houses are concentrating on only producing e-books. It provides a great business opportunity also as it is very difficult for a book is written by a local author in South Korea to be available in Finland but Internet makes it possible with the help of e-books to share it worldwide.