How Should You go about choosing an eBook Reader?

By VictoriaN
VictoriaN
VictoriaN
I am a student of journalism. I am interested in iformation technologies especially in ones in the sphere of education. I always observe new tools helping to study and want everybody to know about them.
September 26, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

It is quite obvious that there is a transition made to the digital books. It actually takes place a lot faster than anyone expected. Ever since the release of the Amazon Kindle, the evolution of the reader became obvious and prices kept going down. Now we have access to so many opportunities ranging from free devices to gadgets that are highly advanced. Choosing a great option may seem to be overwhelming but the truth is that we do not have to consider many aspects. Just think about the following.

How Big Should The Screen Be?

Some people have no problem in reading on a small resolution. However, most individuals from around the world need access to a larger device. When reading at home, it is obvious that you would be able to use a free reader that works on the operating system you have (ex.: a free eBook reader for Windows). If you need to read on the run, you can easily choose out of the various gadgets, all based on the size of the screen and the other factors mentioned below.

Book Formats

In case you were not aware of this, reading EPUB or MOBI on PC is not always possible. The problem is that there is no universal eBook format. Whenever buying or downloading an eBook reader, you need to decide what type of book you end up supporting. For instance, buying a Kindle now and changing to the Nook at a later point in time may be problematic. When referring to free books, there is a huge flexibility available. With databases that are secured, choices need to be taken with caution.

It should be added that eBook stores are not always the same. Size, pricing and book selection will vary from one store to the next. Before you choose any device, you have to be sure that you check out the main stores so that you can analyze formats and the types of book formats that are supported.

eBook Apps

Many eBook apps are highly similar to the eBook readers. They are programs that will help you to start reading EPUB or MOBI on PC and there are also apps that can be used on various different gadgets. Just as before, you have to be sure that you take the necessary time to see what formats are supported. This is something that will aid you a lot.

How Much Will You Spend?

Besides the ones that you can avail for free on your MAC or PC, there are also eBook readers that are available for basically all budgets out there. The Kindle is cheaper than it was in the past and even the Touch from Barnes & Noble’s is really cheap. Tablets have higher prices, of course, and you would need an app to open some of the eBook formats that can be downloaded from the internet.

On the whole, choosing an eBook reader is all about having patience and analyzing the various different market opportunities. You have to be careful and consider absolutely everything that is available at the moment. 

VictoriaN
I am a student of journalism. I am interested in iformation technologies especially in ones in the sphere of education. I always observe new tools helping to study and want everybody to know about them.