Recently I began to buy eBooks for the Kindle application on my iPad. While I still love paper books, the digital wiles of eBooks are looking increasingly attractive to me. Below are five eBook features that may tempt you to buy electronic books too.
If you are looking to read books with a device like Kindle or Ipad, I agree with the 5 helpful features listed in the above article by ReadWriteWeb. I personally was initially leary about reading books on such a device. However, I have recently been using Ipad’s iBooks reader and I am surprised by how much I like it.
With traditional books, I tend to be a page bender. I go through a book initially and bend all of the corners down on pages that I want to return to later. However, it can be hard to remember which book had the information I had initially marked. . . I have so many books that my house looks a bit like Barnes and Noble. You can mark pages on these readers as well. Unfortunately, it isn’t any easier to remember which book had the information I marked in it using these readers though. Initially, I think it is a bit harder to find things, just due to having to remember a new way of doing things. I do think it will take me some time to adapt to this new way of reading.
I like that you can keep a large amount of books on a light-weight device like this. It is convenient for travel. I also like that I can read books in bed at night in the dark.
There are not a lot of books that are available in this format yet. However, I did find Calibre which is a software that will convert PDF files into ebooks. To learn more about how to do this, check out the following article from howtogeek: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19217/convert-a-pdf-ebook-to-epub-format/
As with all new technology, I am sure it will just keep getting better and better.