How Books Are Created and Purchased
In the past centuries books have been used for storage of knowledge, culture, history, law, literature and other purposes. Although there are a lot of books available in the market, not all books are created equal. Some books are rarer than others, while some have author’s signatures and are even signed by the author. Books can be categorized into two types: paper books (e.g., notebooks, manuals, reference books, etc.) and hardback books (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, reference works, etc. ).
A book, simply put, is a medium for displaying data in the form of text or illustrations, usually written of at least 48 lines and often containing many pages bound together. The technical term for the physical arrangement is hardback. Paper books were traditionally referred to as an “encyclopedia,” while hardback books were called “encyclopedia” and “manual.” Nowadays, there are several companies in the US that specialize in the production of non-fiction and fiction books, and in publishing the rights so that readers have the option of purchasing a print copy of the book. However, a major problem with books is that, as we all know, the shelf life of a non-fiction book is only a few months whereas fiction novels may still be in print several decades after their publication date.
The advent of mass print has resulted in more books available in the market, more diverse in content and variety, and more affordable to readers. Although hardback and paper books are still very popular, they may not continue to enjoy the popularity they enjoy today if the quality of the books does not meet the needs of the readers. Readers are looking for a better experience when it comes to books because reading is one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate oneself from a day’s worth of stress. Readers also want to be entertained and find their favorite books again and this is possible with the availability of print books online. For these reasons, more people are turning to online stores for the purchase of non-fiction and fiction books.