Friday, November 04, 2011

E-readers are getting cheaper!

When I bought my basic Nook e-reader, it was cheaper than the Kindle, although I don't recall how much cheaper.  There seemed to be more Kindles around at the time, and that's what I would have purchased; then a friend gave me a heads-up:  With Nook, you could get books from the library.  Not so with Kindle.  
Since I don't have a lot of resources for book-buying, that did it for me.  I wanted to be able to read library books on my reader.  I have read a lot of library books since I bought the Nook.  
Now I see that the Kindle can finally be used to check out library books.  
Here's the real deal-breaker:  You can buy the basic Kindle for $79.  
The cheapest Nook is $139.  
If I were buying an e-reader today, guess which one I'd go for?  
It's nice to know that if something ever goes wrong with my Nook, I can buy a Kindle for under $100.  


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I got the Kindle because it was a gift. I didn't know that we could now go to the library for books. But I did see how cheap they are becoming. Books are wonderful and I do enjoy a lot of the free ones from Amazon. Hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

Astaryth said...

Before you change from the Nook to a Kindle, be aware of 2 things. Those cheaper Kindles have ads on them and you can't change your 'wallpaper' to any picture you want, and also with the Kindle you can't buy books from other stores. With the Nook you can buy from Barnes&Noble, but also from the Sony store and many smaller publishers. That's because the Nook uses epub (which is a more 'open' file type) The kindle won't do epubs without jumping thru a couple of hoops, and the Kindle books are their very own proprietary file format.

Also, go to stores and hold the e-reader you are thinking of getting. They all have slight differences in weight, etc

Lindie said...

I love my Nook. However I love my daughter's Kindle cover! It has a built in light. It doesn't work on my Nook and I didn't see any built in lights when I bought my cover. Maybe they have them now.

Ms Martyr said...

I'm waiting for the day when they give them away like free toasters.


Like MA, my Kindle was a gift. Got it 3 years ago. I LOVE it. Have over 150 books downloaded on it. I'll have to check into the new library lending program on Kindle. Since we're unemployed here, can't afford to buy books anymore. Though lately I've been focusing more on the stacks of books I've accumulated around the house. It's nice to see technology becoming more affordable. Take care.

Margaret said...

I'm finding lots of library books to download to my tablet--in e-book and Kindle format. I love it!!