As a reader I vowed never to give in to the evil of this new- fan-dangled invention called an E-Reader but you know that old saying of never, say never? Well…yeah…
Okay, so before I lose all my paper book readers, I do love my e-reader and e-books…BUT I still buy print copies of books too…and here’s the REALLY great thing about all of this…you can have BOTH! There is room for BOTH. You don’t have to make a choice!
So I’m here to lead you by the hand, slowly, into the world of non- print book reading…
I love my e-reader because there are just so many situations where an E-book and E-reader is so much easier and far more practical to use.
Here’s a few examples of situations where my love has been confirmed for my E-Reader.
I’m on Christmas holidays having a lovely time reading my book (you know, the one with paper not a screen)from a new author I picked up in a book store when low and behold it’s time to pack up and go home…BUT WAIT! I’m now addicted to this series and I CAN NOT POSSIBLY wait till I get home to buy the second book in the series…what to do?
….THANK GOODNESS I also have my E-Reader, I can just down load the next book and read it in the car!
I’m on holidays (again) and I’ve just had ANOTHER argument with my husband about how many books I’m packing…’they’re taking up too much room, darling…it’s the books or the shoes…you’re choice!’
Situation solved! I’ll pack my E-reader that fits into my hand bag and I can take as many as 5000 PLUS, books….AND I think because I’ve saved that much room, I can still fit in a pair of NEW shoes :D
Now I am NOT the most tech savvy person out there so I know it can be a tad confusing but I’ll try and break it down in my terms which I will apologise in advance to tech savvy people everywhere for the ripping apart of your geeky terminology (*1) that you are about to witness.
Which E-reader for me and Where do I find the books?
I personally went for a Kindle
Why? Well because as a tech savvy challenged individual, I liked that the Kindle is Amazon's own brand E-reader and so the E-book store comes all loaded on the device and you just click a button and down load your books.
There are also other brands linked to Book sellers like the Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo
Then you also have the option of not going with an E-Reader as such, but downloading an app that you can use on your smart phone, Iphone, Ipad, or android tablets. These are great, and how I first started. I had the Amazon app downloaded onto my android (*2) phone and was surprised that it was actually not too hard to read on a phone screen, however I soon upgraded to a proper E-Reader so I could use the bigger screen. I down load the app onto my tablet and computer as well, it always comes in handy to have it available.
So if you’re wanting to try e-books and don’t want to buy an E-reader you can always down load these apps first and try before you invest in an e-reader.
Here’s a few links in case you’d like to try on your phone, tablet devices or computer.
JB HiFI - ANDROID
-ADOBE (eBooks to your Kobo or Sony Device.)
1. People who use another language when talking about technology.
2. a phone that isn’t an apple device
So there ya go, a gentle introduction to E-Readers. Remeber you can get all my books and the other me, Karlene Blakemore-Mowle, in both print AND e-book formats, so why not take the plunge and give it a try? You may become a convert like me!