Thursday, September 12, 2013

For Readers' Eyes Only: Your Weapon (or eReader) of Choice

A few weeks ago, we ran a piece about paper books vs. ebooks.

Unsurprisingly, a number of folks still prefer paper for obvious reasons. Let's face it, a lot of people grew up with paper books, myself included. Sometimes it takes a while for people to grow accustomed to a new format of anything; I remember I resisted hopping on twitter for years because I thought it was "a fad."

Though I may have been slightly wrong on that one, I have to say, I never had that kind of resistance with eBooks. From the moment I received my first Kindle two years ago, I've been hooked. Having not only my personal library, but also an entire bookstore in the palm of my hand, wherever I can get a wireless signal, is just amazing.

In fact, there were a lot of folks who have said that they love their various eReader devices for that very reason: convenience.

But others mentioned the cost of eBooks. Others still mentioned that they liked the backlighting, or the ability to multitask while reading.

We're certainly entering a very different world of book consumption, but that's likely a topic for a future post.

For the moment, I want to know which device you use for eReading. It could be a dedicated device (i.e. Kindle, iPad, etc.), an app across platforms, or some combination of the two. For example, I tend to use the Kindle app on my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook a lot more than my proper Kindle nowadays, just because I usually am glued to one of those devices, and they sync my progress with each other.

It's also perfectly fine to answer "NONE! I LOVE ME SOME PAPER BOOKS!" Absolutely acceptable--I don't think that paper books will be disappearing anytime soon. They might get much more expensive relative to their electronic counterparts, but again, that's a different post for a different day.

Let us know what your go-to eReader is in the comments. Until next time, Happy Hunting!

D.J. Gelner is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hunt to Read. Check out his books on his Hunt to Read Profile. Contact him directly at djgelner@hunttoread.com.

2 comments:

  1. Kindle, Kindle app for iphone, and kindle cloud on my laptop (mainly for audiobooks).

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