Even if you own and use a device that serves as an exclusively dedicated e-reader, you may still want the added convenience and portability of reading e-books on devices like iPads, tablets, and smart phones. There are many smartly designed e-book reader apps to help make that happen, including some offered through major industry leaders like Google, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Here are some of the top contenders in terms of popularity, reliability, flexibility, functionality, and features.
The Amazon Kindle App
Amazon’s multi-platform app (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) includes a customizable display and syncs across multiple
Barnes & Noble just announced that between now and May 11th the handy and popular Nook Glowlight e-book reader will be offered at a discounted price of only $99, for Mother’s Day. That price includes free shipping if you purchase the Glowlight online, too, so the savings adds up to close to 20% off the regular retail price. Colorful and protective Nook Glowlight Clip covers are also being offered at a 20% discount.
If you are shopping for a great Mother’s Day gift that she will use all year long for years to come, the Glowlight is a
As an avid horror reader in my teenaged years, my mother would often caution me about how much of “that trash” I read, to be careful I didn’t fill my head with horrors so terrible that it tainted my soul. My mother is quite religious and thus the “taint your soul” aspect of her cautions were almost inevitable. Her argument was that we become what we fill our hearts and minds with. Thus if I read too much horror stories, I would become horrible myself.
I guess there might be a certain amount of logic in that. Lately,
The threats and possibilities of a digital book market
In comparison to the film, music and even newspaper industries, the publishing industry is changing rather lethargically. This does not change the inevitable fact that it will face immense changes in the future which have already been apparent for many years.
It seems like publishers have been afraid of adapting to a changing market. By analyzing other content industries they saw the pitfalls of accelerated digitalization. They tried to avoid developments such as lower prices and piracy by delaying digitalization as long as possible. Maybe they deemed the risk
Just last week, an old friend asked me a question that boiled down to which eReader I would choose if I were buying anew. To sum it up best, I coined a new poetic mantra for myself:
“When I read, it is all I want to do … no distractions, no fanfare; just me and the words”
For me, that is enough.
various e-book readers. From right to left iPad (Apple、2010) kindle DX (Amazon、2009) kindle 2 (Amazon、2009) kindle 1 (Amazon、2007) PRS-505 (Sony、2007) PRS-500 (Sony、2006). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I wish I had the wherewithal, however, to explore all the