Are you an ebook reader?

Now that I’ve been posting about some of the ebooks I’ve been reading, I’d like to hear about your experiences in digital browsing.

Are you among those who are books sold in digital formats, which now fill a fifth of the market?

What platform do you use? Kindle, I assume, is most likely, but there are more? What do you like or dislike about the various platforms?

What are your reasons for going digital?

I have to admit I still love paper and typography, but the economy and lack of clutter in ebooks have their appeal. So, yes, how about you?

4 thoughts on “Are you an ebook reader?

  1. I published my own and have read quite a few ebooks. However, I do not using e-readers at all.

    Also, I don’t like how we can’t easily skim, skip around, or find out exactly where we are in our progress with respect to pages or chapters, only percentage read, which is almost meaningless.

    Finally, I don’t like how difficult it is and how many steps we have to take to download an ebook to the e-reader. Cumbersome.

    In summary, not a fan. But, they are convenient when traveling or when libraries and bookstores are closed!

    Best to you, Jnana!

    Sally Ember, Ed.D.
    Author of “The Spanners Series.”

  2. I love paper. But the nearest English-language bookstore or library is several countries away. So I download my books electronically from my hometown library. Not idea – but better than not reading.

    1. Yes, the global availability is a plus. I have a “stack” of novels in Spanish that way. Don’t know where I’d find ones in print locally, although Amazon’s always an option.

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