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eBooks & eBook Readers
eBooks & eBook Readers
eBooks & eBook Readers
eBooks & eBook Readers
eBooks & eBook Readers
eBooks & eBook Readers
eBooks & eBook Readers
eBooks & eBook Readers
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eBooks & eBook Readers

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Select the right eBook Reader for you

Select the right eBook Reader for you

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

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