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Select the right eBook Reader for you

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    • eBooks & eBook Readers
      What are they? • Why do I care?
    • eBook = electronic book
      Read on a computer
      Laptop, desktop, some phones, or…
      eBook Readers
      Can be downloaded in minutes
      Hundreds of eBooks take very little space
      Millions of eBooks are available now
      Many are free; Newer ones: $5-$25
      eBooks
    • Space saving
      Very Portable
      Easily duplicated
      Mark-up without marring
      Online dictionary (most)
      Electronic notes and bookmarks
      Acquire more instantly
      Publish your own!
      Advantage of eBooks
    • Must use electronic device
      Complicated
      Eye strain
      Initial cost of reading device
      Not all books are eBooks
      Disadvantages of eBooks
    • On your computer
      Software is free
      On most smart phones
      Software is free
      On eBook Readers
      Pay for device, software is built-in
      eBooks are separate cost
      eBook Readers
    • Amazon
      Kindle
      Barnes & Noble
      Nook
      Sony (Borders)
      Reader
      Ectaco (Language Translators)
      jetBook
      Main Players
    • Comparison (Kindle/Nook)
      Amazon Kindle
      B&N Nook comparison
      E-Ink Display
      3G Wireless
      MP3 Player
      Physical buttons only
      Text-to-speech
      Internet Browser
      6” / 9.7” diagonal
      $260 / $490
      E-Ink Display
      3G Wireless
      MP3 Player
      Buttons & touch screen
      In-store content
      Lend a book
      Personal Screen Saver
      Replaceable battery
      Micro SD slot
      6” diagonal
      $260
    • Comparison (Reader, jetBook)
      Sony Reader
      EctacojetBook
      E-Ink Display
      3G Wireless
      MP3 Player (except 5”)
      Buttons (& touch on 7”)
      5” / 6” / 7” diagonal
      $200/$300/$400
      TFT Display
      USB connection only
      MP3 Player
      Physical Buttons only
      Replaceable battery
      LOTS of formats
      Micro SD slot
      5” diagonal
      $180
    • Amazon Kindle
      http://www.amazon.com
      Barnes & Noble Nook
      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook
      Sony Reader
      http://www.sonystyle.com/Reader
      EctacojetBook
      http://www.ectaco.com/ECTACO-jetBook-Graphite
      Resources - eReaders
    • http://www.gutenberg.org
      http://freekindlebooks.org
      http://www.ehow.com/how_4800803_download-free-ebooks.html
      http://books.google.com
      Resources – Free eBooks