Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Reading in a Digital World

Do you read digitally? There are so many choices these days. The prices have definitely come down on devices, and most eBook prices have stabilized. There are also more choices on where you can purchase your ebook, which makes for some competitive pricing.

I read an interesting articles on Forbes.com about the popularity of devices for reading digitally. In the Forbes.com article, it says that more people own a Kindle than any other digital reader, including Apple's iPad. But with the popularity of tablets, eReader sales are predicted      to take a hit. Over the last 3 years, tablets have had a steady rise in sales, with 1/3 of all adults owning one.
" Despite flat sales growth for e-reader sales in the U.S. overall as more Americans opt for cheap, multipurpose devices like tablet computers instead."

What do you do your eReading on? I received a Nook HD plus for Christmas this year! I love it! It's the 9" screen and it is a tablet. I can surf, write, record, AND read! I can read my Nook books, my Kindle books, my library eBooks and PDF's. And I really like the larger size, which is still thin enough for me to take with me without being bulky. My Kindle is gathering dust. I was considering before my gift about a Samsung Galaxy Tab, but the Nook HD plus has me covered. Although the nook may not be as fast as a Samsung Galaxy Tab, for my purposes it's not a problem.

Reading in a digital world… is changing! What are you using?

*P.S. If you want to purchase a Nook HD plus 16 Gb eReader, do it now while you still can. I was told  from a Barnes & Noble staffer that they are discontinuing the 16 GB. There's still going to be the 32 GB though. New eReader coming to B&N? Hmmm.

4 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I've been a Kindle fan since 2009 and love to read on it. That said, I also like to read on the iPad while on the treadmill. Hadn't heard about a new BN reader. Will watch for that.

Cate said...

I have an old school Nook, Kindle Fire HD, and an iPad. I've finished books in all three. And I still buy physical books. :)

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Mary,
Isn't amazing what technology has given us! I originally bought my iPad to read on, but didn't really like it for that. It has remained my online cookbook though on the kitchen counter.

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Cate,
I'm with you! I love all my eReaders, but still like opening a "real" book once in a while. I noticed that just recently when I started to use my library again.

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