What advantages do e-books offer?
You can buy e-books at any time of the day or night and start reading immediately. Whether at home or on vacation: e-books are immediately available worldwide. In just a few minutes you can buy and download an e-book onto your computer, e-reader, smartphone or tablet PC. The small file size means downloading is quick and storing thousands of books (for example on your e-reader) is no problem.
You can search for text in e-books, insert notes, set bookmarks and much more. Prices are set by the publishers. As “products that reproduce or substitute books…”, e-books are subject to fixed prices (Section 2 Paragraph 1 BookPrG).