Getting access entertainment has come a long way in recent years. No longer reserved just for talking, many forms of entertainment have found their way to smartphones, including games, movies, music, and books.
One form of entertainment that has become increasingly popular is the electronic book, or eBooks. Many devices now have the ability to download and read eBooks. These are full text versions of books, ranging from classics to new releases to children’s books, that you can download onto your phone or personal device (such as an iPad or Kindle).
If you are using a smartphone for your eBooks, you usually need an application (app) that will allow you to download books for free or purchase them for a nominal fee. Virtual “libraries” also let you “check out” books for a small rental price, and you can read the books for a set amount of time, usually a few days, before losing access.
There are many different devices that will allow you to access and read eBooks. If being able to access electronic books is important to you, you may want to look at the different apps and abilities of smartphones before committing to one; for example, if you’re deciding on Droid vs iPhone, consider looking to see what apps are available for eBooks, what books you can download, and how much memory they have for books before making your decision.
If you want something that is used primarily for eBooks, consider a Kindle or similar device. These tend to have more features that are ebook-friendly, including screens that eliminate glare, allowing you to see the screen perfectly while reading your ebook on the beach or a park bench.
Whatever device you use, eBooks are a great way to take your entire library with you in a single, small device.