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How to Choose an eReader

With all the noise about the eReader choices on the market now, how does one make the choice that suits their specific needs the best without getting hopelessly confused in all the technical terms and comparisons?

We here at Free-eBooks.net (and eBookEnvy.com), have decided to consider the four major name players – Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Sony – and give you our best bare-bones impressions of each. We considered the 4 models that had the most basic features in common as follows:

Nook (Barnes and Noble Nook) Kindle (Amazon.com Kindle keyboard) Kobo (Kobo touch) Sony (Sony

What the Kindle Fire is and isn’t – from Free-eBooks.net

Now that the dust has settled from the Kindle Fire announcement, I’d like to take a closer look at the Fire and its cousins and give our readers a better idea of which one to choose.

What the Kindle Fire is NOT

First things first: ignore the “Kindle vs iPad” articles and debates currently raging. The Kindle Fire is NOT in the same class of device as the iPad and therefore is not a straightforward alternative when tablet shopping.

Without getting too technical, the iPad is the nearest thing to a mobile computer as you can probably get

The New Kindle Product Line

And so it’s official – the new product line of Kindle eReaders and tablets is now announced and available for pre-order the Amazon.com website. They all ship in November, but Bezos himself recommends pre-ordering now.

10:52AM Fire ships November 15th. “We’re making many millions of these, but I still recommend you pre-order today.” – from the engadget live-blogging post

As predicted and been talked about almost endlessly since rumors of the new Kindle were heard, Amazon.com and their entire website and supporting infrastructure is now tailored to allow mobile devices (and especially the new Kindle Fire) to take

Kindle lending program beta starts quietly

I was just about ready to go off about the lack of fulfillment on a ‘promise’ we had earlier this year from Amazon (via Mashable) that they would partner with local libraries to institute a lending program for eBooks. Then, I happened on this TechCrunch article.

It was something I had been looking forward to because buying eBooks can get expensive and frustrating. Plus, my mother had always told me that the library would probably prove the best reading resource I would ever need anyway.

As an avid reader, owning the books (preferably hardcover versions) was

Amazon to try Netflix type eBook plan

It sounds like Amazon.com is planning to launch a service for their customers that resembles the Netflix plan – it will allow for a possibly restricted, certainly chargeable, month-long access to an eBook library.

It certainly worked for Netflix and movies, why not for Amazon and eBooks?

The idea seems to be that for a monthly fee, customers would have limited access to a library of works which sounds to be starting off with older works rather than the newest of the new. It also sounds as if they might extend this to the already established Amazon Prime