Is it Hard to Download Books to an eReader?
So, you’re not the most technologically inclined person, but still think you might like to have an eReader? But, you’re wondering just how hard it is to download eBooks to an eReader, and just exactly what you’d need to do that. First of all, relax! Even the biggest technophobe can handle this one!
There are three different ways to download your favorite books to any eReader on the market:
Plug in to Your Computer via USB Cable: Nearly every electronic reader on the market comes with a USB cable that conveniently plugs into both your eReader and any computer with an internet connection. Once you’re plugged in, it’s just a simple matter of navigating to the menu selection on your eReader that connects you to the eBook store for your eReader, or with some eReaders, whichever eBook store you prefer.
WIFI: WIFI refers to a wireless internet connection and does not require a USB cable that is connected to a computer. Most homes with more than one computer already have a wireless network with a high speed internet connection, as well as dozens of other places, like coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants, hotels, libraries, and more. Connecting your eReader to a wireless network is, again, as easy as locating the “Turn Wireless On/Off” setting on your eReader and ensuring that it’s on. From there, you simply select the option to either surf the internet to go to your favorite bookstore, or select the one that automatically connects you to your preferred eBookstore.
3G: 3G refers to a built in cellular internet connection that works just like your smartphone, automatically connecting to your eBookstore, the internet, your email, and more, depending upon the eReader that you purchase. Most eReaders, like the Amazon Kindle, offer the 3G connection for free, however, if your eReader is also a tablet computer, your 3G connection may be part of a service package that’s required to use the 3G service.
If you travel frequently, and often find yourself sitting in airports, hotel rooms, and other areas without an Internet connection, an eReader with 3G is almost a necessity for you. And, if you’re the type that is technologically-impaired, an eReader with 3G makes purchasing your ebooks easy for you because you don’t need a computer!
So, go ahead, order your eReader and start downloading your favorite books!