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eReading 101: Five Reasons Why Anyone Can Do It

by AFRO Staff

    eReaders such as the Amazon Kindle have exploded in popularity in recent years. (Courtesy Photo/commons.wikimedia.org)
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(NewsUSA) - Just a few short years ago, eReading was for tech-savvy people. Now, it's made its way into mainstream culture with big box retailers and independent bookshops offering a selection of digital books and eReaders. Are you still teetering on the edge? We break down the benefits below.

Read anywhere

If you love reading, you know how cumbersome it can be to carry books on your commute or on a vacation. One of the biggest benefits of creating a digital library is that you can carry your entire collection with you. eReaders like the Kobo Glo house up to a thousand books, are comfortable to hold and offer a front light to read anytime -- day or night.

Read on any device

Whether you want to read on an eReader, tablet, smartphone or computer, free eReading software lets you access your books whenever you want.
Book club, anyone?

Avid readers everywhere love discussing their favorite characters, and if you're one of those people, a virtual book club might be the thing for you. eReading apps like those from Kobo give you ways to connect with other readers through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. There are even ways to share your thoughts and favorite quotes directly within the eBook you're reading.

A bookstore in your hands

If your local bookstore is closed, or if you'd just rather stay indoors on a rainy day, online bookstores give you instant access to millions of books that you can download directly to your eReader or other favorite device. Many titles are even free.

Borrow eBooks from the library

Most people think that you can only buy books to read on your eReader, but that's not the case. You can also borrow eBooks from your local library -- right from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you're a bookworm or a casual reader, the benefits of eReading are vast, and with all of the new options available, there is entertaining content and an eReader for everyone. Check out websites like www.kobo.com to find out what works best for you.



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