There are a number of advantages to using electronic books (eBooks) and electronic readers (eReaders). There are thousands of Fiction and Non-fiction eBooks for adults, children, teens, and even text books in electronic form, making eBooks very convenient to carry. There are also a variety of eReaders to include the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and several brand name tablets such as Samsung and Apple.
Ready to Read Immediately
Because eBooks are paperless they can be purchased and downloaded almost instantly to a desktop, laptop, eReader or placed on a USB, or CD. You can start reading them immediately, while on the go or just sitting at home. Furthermore, storing a number of eBooks on a tablet, USB or CD allows you to carry almost an unlimited number of eBooks with you. Downloading to a device also means no shipping and handling expense. More importantly, if you are environmentally conscious, then think of the trees that are saved with eBooks. EBooks are space savers; no more storing books on shelves or acquiring a library of hard copy books you may never read again.
Thousands of Free EBooks Online
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million are three of the top online bookstores that offer some of the thousands of free eBooks on the Internet. Many local libraries now offer free eBooks online, too, so there is no need to go to the library to borrow books and this means no more overdue book fees. Since you can save a lot of money and time using an eBook and eReader; there is no longer any need to go to the book store or the library. For those who are not book readers, and look to magazines and newspapers for reading sources; magazines and newspapers also come in electronic form
Numerous EBook Formats
If downloading to a computer or tablet there are many free programs available online for reading and organizing your eBook library. The Amazon Kindle Unlimited Program offers an eReader application that works on any device. Kindle Unlimited is also free for the first thirty days, then $9.99/month thereafter for unlimited access to eBooks, eMagazines and audiobooks. Another example is Books A Million BAM Reader 2 offered for free that can be used with the Android eReader. However, the most popular eBook format is the EPUB format that is supported by the largest number of e-Readers. For a side-by-side comparison of eBook formats go to Wikipedia’s Comparison of e-Book formats.