5 eReaders, Stores and Libraries Guaranteed to Keep you Reading
When I was at CES it seemed like everyone was creating an eReader or tablet PC with so much compensation how do you decide which was is the best fit for your needs. If you just want something to fuel the bookworm inside then an e-reader will probably be the best fit. Here are the top 5 e-readers on the market.
NOOKcolor (starting $149)
I have the NOOKcolor and can say they made some major improvements from the previous model the most exciting is the vibrant color screen. However the NOOKColor has expanded your reading experience by adding a built-in Wi-Fi connection. Allowing you to surf the web, check email, read your favorite blogs and search Google. Another one of my favorite features of the NOOKcolor is the ability to lend and borrow books from friends via the LendMe App.
Kindle (starting $139)
If you have never seen the Kindle commercials then you would know one of the best things about the Kindle is the ability to “read” at the beach or anywhere with sun glare. The Kindle is available as a Wi-Fi edition and a Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi.
Sony Reader (starting $179)
The Sony Reader also has a paper-like display which gives you the ability to read even in direct sunlight. There is a pocket version and the touch edition available in a variety of colors. The Touch edition can store up to 50,000 of your favorite digital books when using the expanded memory card slot.
iPad (starting $499)
While I wouldn’t recommend investing in iPad purely for e-reading purposes it is on the list because you can do so much more with an iPad including adding the Nook and Kindle apps so you can read books from all the reading libraries. If you are looking for a multifunctional device the iPad might be worth the larger price tag.
Kobo (starting $99)
For the price you can’t beat the Kobo e-reader. It has the same anti-glare screen as the Kindle, Sony and Classic Nook. The Kobo can store up to 8,000 eBooks with an SD memory card. You can charge it for up to 2 weeks or 10,000 page loads whichever comes first. The Kobo device is backed by Borders.
So now you've found the perfect eReader where do you find books? There are some great eBook stores.
The world’s largest eBook Store with over 2 million ebooks and you don’t need a Nook to access them. You can download the app for the iPhone, iPad, Android and PC and start reading instantly.
Since the Kindle store is backed by Amazon.com they have a huge library of books over 810,000. You can also download and app for the iPhone and iPad so you can read any and all your books from different devices.
With eBook Fling, swap unlimited ebooks with thousands of readers nationwide. Just fling an eBook to others and catch the eBook of your choice - choose from the hottest New York Times Bestsellers, timeless classics and even rare, eclectic titles, textbooks and tech manuals! Trade Kindle™ and Nook™ books using your e-reader device, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry™ or Android™ smartphone.
The Kobo library is filled with free books and first time customers get 20% their first book order.
Borders eBook Store
Borders is another book store powerhouse that has over 100,000 titles in inventory. While they don’t have a dedicated e-reader you can still download one of the free apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry and Android devices. They have a desktop app that works with both Macs and PCs.
If you are looking to download some free Ebooks you should check out DailyLit.com, Free-ebooks.net, FreeBooksspot.com, ebookee.org and manybooks.net.