Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller
Buying books on Amazon is better for authors, better for the economy, and better for you.
Compared with online retailers, bookstores present a frustrating consumer experience. A physical store offers a relatively paltry selection, no customer reviews, no reliable way to find what you’re looking for, and a dubious recommendations engine. Amazon suggests books based on others you’ve read; your local store recommends what the employees like. If you don’t choose your movies based on what the guy at the box office recommends, why would you choose your books that way?
With the money you saved by buying books at Amazon, you could have gone to see a few productions at your local theater company, visited your city’s museum, purchased some locally crafted furniture, or spent more money at your farmers’ market.
There are 3 Types of Books are available for Online Shopping
These books are printed on paper, which is made from trees and use ink for the printing, though the front cover of the book is made from very hard cardboard so that the cover does not bend, plus are sturdier and heavier than regular books.
These books, like the hardcovers, are also printed on paper which is also made from trees, (so much for education and nothing for the environment eh!) but the front and the back cover of these books are made from thicker paper, now this isn't essentially thinner cardboard, just thicker paper, sometimes with a glossy or matt finish.
With the onset of the smartphone age, ever wondered how you could read books on your smartphone, or your tablet or maybe buy one of those Kindle's that amazon hypes so much. They use a special format, since amazon has kindle app for smartphone and tablets and all the book on its store are available on the kindle, the kindle format is digital print. You can use one of these free apps to purchase the book from the store and read it on your device. The thinking behind such a format is that it not only saves the environment, but also saves the hassle of lugging around thick heavy books. Very often as you might have seen, kindle formats are cheaper than print editions as well.