E-Book readers – Save $100s a year

If you love books but are struggling with the high prices of paperback novels, a one-off investment in the Amazon Kindle could save any avid reader $100s a year. The Kindle Wi-Fi has a six-inch screen and is designed to simulate reading from an average-sized paperback. A highlight, as is the case with all the reviewed E-Book readers, is the ‘linear’ way you read the single pages of the eBooks. This device stores up to 3500 eBooks, meaning you will rarely need to go to the library and is prefect for travel. There is a large amount of titles available for download at the online Kindle store. It has an amazing month-long battery life if wireless is switched off. Put simply, if you want value for money, at $139.99, the Kindle is for you. Using Geraldine Brooks latest book, Caleb’s Crossing as an example, the RRP you would be paying for a paperback version in store is $32.99. On the Kindle, you would be paying less than $15 with the Aussie dollar being so high. That is a saving of over $18 for the book. If this was the case across all of the books ...

If you love books but are struggling with the high prices of paperback novels, a one-off investment in the Amazon Kindle could save any avid reader $100s a year.

The Kindle Wi-Fi has a six-inch screen and is designed to simulate reading from an average-sized paperback. A highlight, as is the case with all the reviewed E-Book readers, is the ‘linear’ way you read the single pages of the eBooks.

This device stores up to 3500 eBooks, meaning you will rarely need to go to the library and is prefect for travel. There is a large amount of titles available for download at the online Kindle store. It has an amazing month-long battery life if wireless is switched off. Put simply, if you want value for money, at $139.99, the Kindle is for you.

Using Geraldine Brooks latest book, Caleb’s Crossing as an example, the RRP you would be paying for a paperback version in store is $32.99. On the Kindle, you would be paying less than $15 with the Aussie dollar being so high. That is a saving of over $18 for the book. If this was the case across all of the books you purchase, your Kindle will have paid for itself after only ten books.

The Kindle Wi-Fi can be purchased online from www.amazon.com.





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    Ross
    9th Jul 2011
    10:34am
    Can kindle user swap books amongst themselves?
    rosemaryjune
    9th Jul 2011
    1:00pm
    Is the print on the E-Reader as small as it looks. A friend of mine has one and the print is too small for older people, especially those with cataracts which aren't bad enough to be operated on yet, and those who are going blind. I know a lad who suddenly became blind in one eye about 5 - 6 years ago in her mid 70s. Nothing could be done, and now she is blind in the other eye too. At the moment she can see light coloured shapes but has recently been told that it won't be long before she loses that ability too
    glendym25
    7th Feb 2012
    4:19pm
    It is possible to change the size of the font. The Kindle also has audible access. The books can be read to you and there is a volume control


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