I thought I'd throw this out there for discussion - How do you read an Ebook?
There are all kinds of ereaders. The 3 I've heard about are the Amazon Kindle (which has dropped it's price to $259) the Sony Ebook reader comes in at $199.00 and Barnes & Noble should have their Nook availiable shortly. I believe it's selling at $199 (I could be wrong) and they are taking pre orders for it.
There are also other ebook readers - one I know is the Astech (sp?). The other day I did a top ten search of ebook readers and prices ranged from Amazon's 259 up to 800 plus. That's a lot of money.
Me? I read a book on my Iphone Kindle app the other week and I liked it. Why? I liked the convience of buying the book at the touch of the finger. I liked the convience of having the book available at any time since my Iphone goes everywhere with me. The font was easy on the eyes and I didn't have to squint.
Am I going to read my ebooks on my Kindle App for the Iphone? I haven't decided, but I know this, I don't mind that option at all.
What's the deciding factor? The features? I find the ebook readers all have similiar features give or take some. The new Kindle has a long battery life. But then I thought the other battery times were comparable. Is it the back light option? The font?
For me, I think the deciding factor would be availiabity. After all, Amazon has been in the business longer and has a lot of it's book avail for purchase through it's Kindle dept. Barnes & Noble's Nook will be tapping into their inventory and Sony goes through Google Books, I believe.
B&N were in the ebook busn from 2000-2003 until it got out. Wasn't luctritive enough, I believe. Amazon's Kindle has not only made ebooks viable, but has invigorated the industory. Through Kindle, ebooks are growing into a money making industry. Can Barnes & Noble catch up? The Nook is also going to hold MP3 files. Will that be enough to entice you?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on ebooks since Desert Breeze has it's inventory in ebooks. Drop me a line and share your thoughts.