eBooks & eBook Readers

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  • 1. eBooks & eBook Readers
    What are they? • Why do I care?
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Must use electronic device
    Complicated
    Eye strain
    Initial cost of reading device
    Not all books are eBooks
    Disadvantages of eBooks
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Amazon
    Kindle
    Barnes & Noble
    Nook
    Sony (Borders)
    Reader
    Ectaco (Language Translators)
    jetBook
    Main Players
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. http://www.gutenberg.org
    http://freekindlebooks.org
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4800803_download-free-ebooks.html
    http://books.google.com
    Resources – Free eBooks