Sunday, March 25, 2012
5 Reasons to Love Ebooks - and Print Books
5 Reasons why I Love Ebooks (and print books, too!)
by Stephanie Burkhart
I bought my first ebook reader on 25 DEC 2009. It was a Kindle 2 and I loved how thin it was – that and the fact it could hold a ton of books, freeing up some of the space on my print book shelf. I can remember back in 2007, ebooks were gaining steam and since 2009 ebook readers have made great advances. The Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble Color Nook, and iPad are all in color now allowing the reader to purchase magazines and save their favorite children's books on the reader.
I still have my Kindle 2 because I love the text to speech feature. I can listen to books in the car, but I love the versatility and color feature of the Kindle Fire. Not only that, most ebooks are very affordable.
I still love my print books, too. There's something about holding a book in your hand that brings you just that much closer to the story. Today, I thought I'd list my top 5 reasons for why I love ebooks and print books. Feel free to share your thoughts.
1. Ebooks readers are thin and convenient. I put my Kindle in my purse and whip it out whenever I find myself in a line.
2. Most ebook readers are affordable. Sony, B&N, and Kindle all have models under $100.00.
3. My Kindle has text to speech. I get to read my book on the way to work and going home.
4. Ebooks are generally priced lower and are more affordable.
5. Ebook readers hold a lot of books, freeing up shelf space.
The following books are available from 4RV as ebooks:
Aldric and Annaliese,
If Wishes were Fishes
A Wish and A Prayer
In My Bath
Lion in the Living Room
Prairie Dog Cowboy
5 Reasons why I love print books:
1. There's nothing like holding a print book in your hand. It's an indefinable feeling that warms the soul.
2. I collect all my favorite authors in print. These are books that I'll cherish so I want a print copy.
3. You can have print books autographed.
4. I can underline and mark up my book all I want.
5. Print books make nice gifts.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on ebooks. Do you have a reader? If so, which one? What features do you like about it? Do you have your children's books on your reader? Why do you like print books?
Author Bio: Wanting a great adventure when she was 18, Stephanie Burkhart joined the US Army. After Basic and AIT, she shipped off to Germany. 25 years later, she's settled down in Castaic, CA and works for LAPD. She's married with 2 young sons. Her books with 4RV Publishing include: The Giving Meadow and First Flag of New Hampshire.