Yeah, there's the whole ease of use, the clutter free way to read. Plus there are plenty of copyright free books that I can download and read. But there's a whole other reason that I didn't really realize until recently!
Independently published books! A lot of these books are cheap, some are free. They're books that don't get picked up but may still be good to read. Because they're independently published, most of the money spent on it goes directly to the author. Also, no wasted resources because no books are being printed unless there's actually a demand. (Then authors can use particular sites to print books on demand.)
I think it's great, and it's something I honestly would love to be a part of even if I'm only reading. It's very inspiring. To me anyway. I mean breaking into the publishing industry has always seemed so impossible to me. You're at the whims of other people who tell you what you need to do and can't guarantee anything. They may do what they think is best, but it may not be what's best. Plus you'd have to pay for resources used, like books printed that don't get sold, and pay for marketing and hope they do right by you.
But this way it's in your own hands. That's something I think I can definitely get behind. Plus all the books hosted on that site are DRM free which I think is awesome. It's actually a true free market.Yeah, I'm kinda excited about this. I hope to keep this feeling and use it to keep myself motivated. I have plenty of ideas and a lot of work to do.