- It's compact and light weight.
- It's relatively inexpensive.
- The battery lasts a long time.
- It can hold over 1,000 books.
- Amazon maintains your archived library.
- A case with a built-in light runs off the Kindle battery.
- You can adjust the font size.
- You can read it in bright sunlight.
- You can buy books from your Kindle or computer.
- You can wirelessly download books.
- eBooks are less expensive than printed ones.
- There are literally thousands of titles to choose from.
- Many books are free or very low cost.
- You can electronically search book contents.
This model is similar to the basic Kindle that now sells for $69. It's perfect for off-the-grid living. I load it up with books during trips to town and then have plenty to read up at the cabin.
The Kindle (and other e-readers) have revolutionized the publishing industry, especially for self-published authors like my husband Wayne. It's relatively easy to get a manuscript into the electronic format necessary for online sales. And there's no investment required for publishing printed copies.
Mark these dates for FREE Kindle e-books:
Coastal BC Stories: Up the Inlet on April 5
Flying the Pacific Northwest on April 19-20
When Galaxies Collide on April 5
Across the Galactic Sea on April 19-20
If you don't have a Kindle, you can still read books (including Wayne's) that are available through Amazon.com. They offer a free Kindle App for computers and most handheld devices and smart phones. Want something with more bells and whistles? They even have a Kindle for that.
Do you have a Kindle or e-reader? What's your favourite one and why? -- Margy