The future of publishing is e-Publishing and every traditional publishing house knows this. E-Books enable authors and readers to connect together. The speed and ease of publishing means that anyone can become a published author. In a matter of seconds, a newly-published eBook can be right in the hands of your customers.
Well, not exactly in their hands. In their eReaders.
There are dozens of eReaders available on the market, and each of them has pros and cons as far as readability, price, and ease of use go. Here are some of our favorites.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
We tried the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and were honestly very impressed. Reading in the light was extremely easy, and the eReader in general was successful at recreating the feel of a paperback book. The price was pretty standard; you can get a good model for between $100 and $130. We recommend this one especially for those who like the look and feel of a real book but want the convenience of an eReader.
Barnes & Noble Nook with GlowLight
While the Paperwhite may be our favorite eReader today, nothing beats the Nook GlowLight for nighttime reading. We really liked the easy, slim weight of the device, and the ease of touch on the screens was unbeatable. The glowing light was enough to be easy to see in the dark but not so much that it was distracting or hard on the eyes, even in the blackest of rooms. Great for anyone, who wants to read at night without turning the light on.
As far as price is concerned, it’s almost impossible to beat the gold standard. If what you’re searching for is a simple, sturdy eReader with a long lifespan and a computer system that’s virtually bug-free, the original Kindle is highly satisfactory. One of the best things about the original Kindle is the price. Since its debut, the price has become steadily more reasonable. These days, you can buy a brand-new Kindle from Amazon for under $70. This is a great way to get a lot of eReader for just a bit of money.
Although the name isn’t as familiar to most of our readers as Kindle or Nook, the Kobo Glo may well surpass these two giants in the future—at least in certain markets. What makes the Kobo Glo so outstanding is the fact that it has an exceptionally open software platform. If you do a lot of international traveling or you want to read and access books in a myriad of languages not often open to those using Kindle or Nook, the Kobo Glo can be a great alternative. It is available in over 170 countries to date and is always expanding into more markets. This company also features excellent EPUB features, which may appeal strongly to some consumers. It’s a bit pricier than other readers at $135 to $150, but for those with many international interests, it may be worth the cost.
There are a variety of eReaders in the market. Some of our favorites are the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, the Barnes & Noble Nook with GlowLight, and the Kobo Glo. Each has its advantages and drawbacks, but one thing is certain: you’re bound to find one that you love.