You know, one of the greatest advantages of owning an eReader is actually one that most eReader companies don’t mention in their sales literature… it’s the sheer number of free books available for download. Since I bought my very first Kindle several years ago, I doubt that I have spent $50.00 on books. That’s right, less than $50.00. Back when I was reading traditional books, it was nothing for me to drop $50.00 every time I visited a traditional bookstore. Now, it’s rare for me to spend even $10.00 on books for my Kindle Fire. Why? Because there are so many books available for FREE. (And, those that aren’t free can cost anywhere from $.99 up to $12.99 or so.)
It’s so easy to find good reading material for your eReader…regardless of who you buy it from. Every manufacturer provides access to some kind of online bookstore, whether you own a Nook, an iPad, or you’re like me, and own a Kindle Fire.
With Amazon, you just go to the Kindle bookstore, and you can scroll through thousands of books…of every genre, and a lot of them are free. Anything from reprints of the classics to new authors who offer books simply to introduce you to their works.
And now, even your local library is getting into the act – most offer the option to “check out” eBooks online now…so you don’t even have to visit the library at all, but you can still take advantage of the many thousands of titles available at the touch of a button. Honestly, if I didn’t love my eReader for the portability, I would definitely love it simply for the availability of books!
And like I said before – most companies that sell eReaders don’t really sell you on the fact that you can get so many books for free, but the truth is, free books is probably the single biggest advantage to owning an eReader. Take it from a serious reader!