Get ready! From 4/17-4/24, all Island Press e-books will be discounted at $4.99, exclusively through the Island Press website. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up your e-reader with all those Island Press titles you’ve been eyeing. We’re pretty pumped about it.
Because some readers are still on the fence about e-books, we asked Island Press staffers to help explain why e-books are great. And you can trust us—we’re professionals.
Without further ado, here are 12 reasons Island Press staffers love e-books.
1.) You can read them in the dark.
2.) They’re searchable.
No more hours spent flipping through pages trying to find that one passage.
3.) You can read whatever you want on the train and no one knows what it is.
We won't tell if you won't.
4.) INSTANT GRATIFICATION.
For when you want it NOW.
5.) It frees up a hand for a cup of tea or snack while you read.
6.) You can bring a whole library of books with you on vacation.
No more checking an extra suitcase of books.
7.) Your dog cannot eat them.
At least not as easily.
8.) You can keep all of your books with you instead of picking just one.
Choosing is hard.
9.) It’s much easier to move e-books.
Physical books are beautiful, but heavy.
10.) We’re this close to putting the bookmark racket out of business.
Apparently someone at Island Press really dislikes bookmarks.
11.) You can easily start a new book when you finish yours and are still waiting for a WMATA train.
12.) And finally, e-books can help save you money!
Especially during something like, oh, I don't know, the Island Press e-book sale?
Have reasons we didn’t cover here? Tell us in the comments below!