Getting toKnow Ebooksand Ereaders
Lots of choices
Ereaders   Basic Differences   Tablets
EreadersE-ink/e-paper screen:Black and whiteLooks like text on paperNot much glare when reading underbright light
EreadersDesigned primarily forreading
EreadersEreaders have longerbattery life than tablets
EreadersEreaders weigh less thantablets
EreadersEreaders are cheaperthan tablets
Tablets                 Color screen:               High resolutionBacklit like a computer screenGreat for reading in dim ...
Tablets  Tablets do more:        Surf the web              Movies              GamesSoftware applications               (a...
Tablets     Tablets usually canaccess many bookstores, while ereaders are often           limited to one.
Small Tablets vs. iPad iPad does morethan small tablets
Small Tablets vs. iPadNook Tablet   Kindle Fire   Kobo Vox $249                $199                   $499
Small Tablets as Ereaders  You may be restricted to one  online bookstore, like many          ereaders.
iPadas Ereader
Kindle Fire   Nook Tablet
Kindle                                                               NookFire                                             ...
Kindle                                                    NookFire                  Available Content                  Tab...
Try before you buy
How is their support?              What is their return policy?
But bewareof…
You should             your device
If you         your device
Supported Devices:www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/
You don’t   want tostar in this    movie.
Finding Help    Click here
Finding Help         Also on our      Downloadables page
Finding Help  •   Consumer info  •   Video tutorials  •   Downloadable device-specific guides  •   Support info for many p...
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Getting to know ebooks and ereaders

  1. 1. Getting toKnow Ebooksand Ereaders
  2. 2. Lots of choices
  3. 3. Ereaders Basic Differences Tablets
  4. 4. EreadersE-ink/e-paper screen:Black and whiteLooks like text on paperNot much glare when reading underbright light
  5. 5. EreadersDesigned primarily forreading
  6. 6. EreadersEreaders have longerbattery life than tablets
  7. 7. EreadersEreaders weigh less thantablets
  8. 8. EreadersEreaders are cheaperthan tablets
  9. 9. Tablets Color screen: High resolutionBacklit like a computer screenGreat for reading in dim light Screen glare in bright light
  10. 10. Tablets Tablets do more: Surf the web Movies GamesSoftware applications (apps)
  11. 11. Tablets Tablets usually canaccess many bookstores, while ereaders are often limited to one.
  12. 12. Small Tablets vs. iPad iPad does morethan small tablets
  13. 13. Small Tablets vs. iPadNook Tablet Kindle Fire Kobo Vox $249 $199 $499
  14. 14. Small Tablets as Ereaders You may be restricted to one online bookstore, like many ereaders.
  15. 15. iPadas Ereader
  16. 16. Kindle Fire Nook Tablet
  17. 17. Kindle NookFire Tablet $199 Price $249 7” touchscreen Screen 7” touchscreen 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" Size 8.1" x 5.0" x 0.48" 14.6 oz Weight 14.1 oz 8 GB—Not expandable 16 GB—expandable Free unlimited cloud Storage Up to 32 GB storage for Amazon (microSD) content wifi Wireless wifi
  18. 18. Kindle NookFire Available Content Tablet •Over 1 million •Over 2.5 million books books •1.8 million public •Magazines domain books •Nook Book •Newspapers Enhanced Collection •Magazines •kids books •Blogs •HD Video •11,000 videos •Netflix free for Amazon •Hulu Plus Prime members •Pandora $79/year •e-mail •Movies •Apps •TV shows •Some games •Apps •Games •songs
  19. 19. Try before you buy
  20. 20. How is their support? What is their return policy?
  21. 21. But bewareof…
  22. 22. You should your device
  23. 23. If you your device
  24. 24. Supported Devices:www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/
  25. 25. You don’t want tostar in this movie.
  26. 26. Finding Help Click here
  27. 27. Finding Help Also on our Downloadables page
  28. 28. Finding Help • Consumer info • Video tutorials • Downloadable device-specific guides • Support info for many popular devices • Overdrive help

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