E-reading for Dummies Cathy Ventura-Merkel, AARP Publications Cevin Bryerman, Publisher, Publisher ’s Weekly Mike Lee,  AA...
Quiz
Poll Results
Industry point of view
Change has come to owning and reading books
<ul><li>E-reader ownership doubled from 6% to 12% of US adults between Nov 2010 and May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet owne...
Amazon Kindle 2007
E-readers flanked by smart phones and tablets
Buy both paper and electronic books online
Buy books on the e-reader
Or download them from your computer
E-readers run for days or weeks
Use e-readers indoors and out
E-readers keep some of the form of the book
Pages are still turned…
… but with a button push or finger swipe
The idea is to forget that you ’re using an e-reader
Text becomes fluid; page numbers are locations
Easily change text size
Instant dictionary look-up
Play word games
Read newspapers and magazines
Interactive children ’s books are popular
Buy audio books
Listen to music while you read
WiFi vs. 3G
Don ’t have an e-reader? No problem.
Even show photo albums
Download free e-books
Borrow e-books from your local library
Cases for every personality
E-ink readers need extra light
The ereading Gang of Five
The coming battle of devices ? Apple iPad Amazon Tablet B&N  Nook Color Kobo Touch Sony PRS-T1 Amazon Kindle 3 B&N Nook Si...
<ul><li>Be lighter on your feet </li></ul><ul><li>Bring everything but the kitchen sink </li></ul><ul><li>Save a buck or t...
Buy now!
Questions ?
[email_address] Twitter: curiouslee
Appendix Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pamhule/5802294925/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/create70/5745975399/...
<ul><li>E-reader : </li></ul><ul><li>Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Feel </li></ul><ul><li>Battery </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </...
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    1. 1. E-reading for Dummies Cathy Ventura-Merkel, AARP Publications Cevin Bryerman, Publisher, Publisher ’s Weekly Mike Lee, AARP.org Life@50+ 2011, Los Angeles v.3
    2. 2. Quiz
    3. 3. Poll Results
    4. 4. Industry point of view
    5. 5. Change has come to owning and reading books
    6. 6. <ul><li>E-reader ownership doubled from 6% to 12% of US adults between Nov 2010 and May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet ownership in the US almost doubled (5% to 8%) over same period </li></ul><ul><li>24 Million iPads sold in US by end of 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>AAP reported April e-Book sales revenue +158% on same month last year (print revenues declined 25% Y/Y) </li></ul>Accelerating e-reader ownership
    7. 7. Amazon Kindle 2007
    8. 8. E-readers flanked by smart phones and tablets
    9. 9. Buy both paper and electronic books online
    10. 10. Buy books on the e-reader
    11. 11. Or download them from your computer
    12. 12. E-readers run for days or weeks
    13. 13. Use e-readers indoors and out
    14. 14. E-readers keep some of the form of the book
    15. 15. Pages are still turned…
    16. 16. … but with a button push or finger swipe
    17. 17. The idea is to forget that you ’re using an e-reader
    18. 18. Text becomes fluid; page numbers are locations
    19. 19. Easily change text size
    20. 20. Instant dictionary look-up
    21. 21. Play word games
    22. 22. Read newspapers and magazines
    23. 23. Interactive children ’s books are popular
    24. 24. Buy audio books
    25. 25. Listen to music while you read
    26. 26. WiFi vs. 3G
    27. 27. Don ’t have an e-reader? No problem.
    28. 28. Even show photo albums
    29. 29. Download free e-books
    30. 30. Borrow e-books from your local library
    31. 31. Cases for every personality
    32. 32. E-ink readers need extra light
    33. 33. The ereading Gang of Five
    34. 34. The coming battle of devices ? Apple iPad Amazon Tablet B&N Nook Color Kobo Touch Sony PRS-T1 Amazon Kindle 3 B&N Nook Simple Touch
    35. 35. <ul><li>Be lighter on your feet </li></ul><ul><li>Bring everything but the kitchen sink </li></ul><ul><li>Save a buck or two </li></ul><ul><li>Mark your favorite parts </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your device for your needs </li></ul>5 reasons you ’ll love your e-reader
    36. 36. Buy now!
    37. 37. Questions ?
    38. 38. [email_address] Twitter: curiouslee
    39. 39. Appendix Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pamhule/5802294925/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/create70/5745975399/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/evansfam/4029115087/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcoloma/4187104473/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mac/5817552614/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertize/4506285174/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/46166795@N08/4950506605/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrosis/5140054763/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tim_d/5435437105/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/edvvc/4956221465/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubicgarden/5019895145/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncatral/4972621567/
    40. 40. <ul><li>E-reader : </li></ul><ul><li>Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Feel </li></ul><ul><li>Battery </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>E-book : </li></ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><li>Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul>Things to consider
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