Do you read a lot? Do you spend a lot of money on books and magazines? Or do you go on vacation and have to heave half-a-dozen paperbacks with you to read at the poolside? If you do then it is worth considering acquiring an ebook reader.
A paperback might be $10, so if you take six books with you then that is $60, whereas an ebook reader will cost between $120 and $200, which includes access to millions of books and articles, lots of which are free.
Most ebook readers are a little bit larger than a paperback, but merely a third or the thickness. The reader can be preloaded with thousands of books so that you never need to be short of reading material. What is more, if you buy certain readers, you will have Net access to libraries of books to download anywhere in the world.
If you are an avid reader you will recover your outlay on the ebook reader within a year or so, because electronic versions of books are by and large much cheaper than their hardcopy counterparts. Numerous ebooks are less than $5 and millions that have gone out of copyright are completely free.
If your ebook reader is ready for the Internet and most of them have worldwide Wi-Fi access, you can go online, browse the Internet and read and send email too. This is a colossal advantage as it means that you have a cut-down laptop computer at your disposal for little over $100.
That will save you having to visit an Internet cafe to keep in touch with your friends and family while you are on holiday. If you travel much, you will recover your outlay even more quickly in this way. The ebook reader is also small enough to fit in your pocket, briefcase or handbag..
Most of these ebook readers have a two-tone display, but there are more expensive devices that will also display in colour. For example, Kindle has a new device known as Kindle Fire for $199 which is a colour ebook reader which will go online as any standard laptop will.
The big advantage is that as an Amazon customer, you will have access to more than 18 million books, magazines, films and TV programs. This is the way that these ebook readers are going. They are in fact becoming complete entertainment devices.
Let’s say you like a TV program and read a favourite magazine each week. If you go on holiday abroad, you will be able to watch the program and read the magazine before you get back home. These are quite brilliant advantages from what used to be humble ebook readers a few months ago,
Not just that, but say you start watching a program on the bus on the way home. When you get home, your electronic account manager will remember where you are in the film, book or TV program and you can pick it up from there on your wide screen television.