Now you may be wondering why I chose to review an e-book reader on a writing blog. But the truth is, as writers we need to be familiar with the medium that delivers our words. And e-books are here to stay.
So what made me choose a Nook Color over all the other options on the market? I’m going to share those with you—but with a caveat. There really aren’t any bad options in e-readers, but some may fit your personal circumstances better than others. I’ll explain what made the Nook Color the best choice for me.
These are the reasons I like the Nook Color.
- It can read more than one type of e-book file. It can read epub, text, and pdf to just name a few. It cannot read a Kindle e-book if it’s protected.
- I can add an SD card and increase the memory.
- I can change my own battery. Now, admittedly, if I take care of my device I shouldn’t have to. But I like to have the option.
- It interfaces seamlessly with websites that offer free e-books, like http://www.gutenberg.org/.
- It also works well with the Calibre http. Calibre defines itself best:“Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.”
- Nook Color also allows me to surf the web.
- It gives me great access to Facebook and Twitter, important for writers like me who write for numerous websites and blogs.
So now it’s your turn. Do you have an e-book reader? If so, which one and how do you like it?
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