Many of us have been reading ebooks right from our computers for quite some time. The books available, for the most part, were mostly educational type books that were intended to teach us a new skill. These books are particularly popular with many online marketing courses.
Today you can read virtually any book that has been written in this electronic format. The nice thing is that you no longer need to be tied to your computer to read an electronic book, you do, however, need to use an ebook reader.
Two of the most common readers are the Amazon Kindle 2 and the Sony Ebook Reader. Both of these units will allow you to download and read upwards of 100,000 different titles of books. You also have access to over 1,000 blogs and many popular magazines and newspapers.
These electronic readers have been around since late 2007 but they are only now becoming widely used.
The Kindle 2 is very lightweight weighing around the same as a 3G phone, around 10oz. The light weight makes it extremely portable. It has a long battery life so you don’t need to be tied to an outlet, perfect for reading the latest mystery at the beach.
As a matter of fact the battery life, when fully charged, is up to a week with wireless turned off. With the wireless feature on your battery life will be less. You’ll usually have to recharge every couple of days or so.
The Amazon kindle will allow you to connect to any wireless network, anywhere, anytime without having to purchase an additional plan. You will be using the included Whispernet network, standard on all Kindles.
Many people may be hesitant to download and read an ebook using this method because they may think that it would be hard on the eyes. Actually the opposite is true. The clarity of the screen makes reading a book on an electronic reader easier on the eyes than a paper book.
You can even increase the font size,which would not even be possible to do with that $25 hardcover book you just bought!
Most electronic readers will be able to store between 200 and 300 titles. You will also have the ability to add between 4GB and 16GB memory card to store all the titles that you’ve purchased. That makes for an impressive, and small, library.
Electronic readers aren’t cheap. They will run around $399 depending on which model you choose. Amazon.com is the place to get the Amazon Kindle2, of course, but you can also get the Sony model on Amazon too.
Readers are in very high demand and they aren’t always in stock. If you wanted to get one for a special occasion, say a holiday, birthday present, or a vacation, you should start looking early so you aren’t disappointed.
Getting an electronic ebook reader has many benefits: you will save paper, you can get the latest titles in seconds from virtually anywhere, and you can store a huge number of titles in this one compact device. All in all, it’s a good deal for any avid reader.