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5 Reasons eReaders Will Eventually Win You Over

Maybe old habits die hard, but we’ve got some insights provided by the Wise Ink Blog telling it how it is: you’ll want your eBooks sooner or later.

You Love the Earth
You want the planet to survive and one thing that will certainly help make that happen is to dramatically reduce the demand for our natural resources. That’s what eReading devices bring to the table. With eReaders, publishing companies no longer have to use paper every time. Imagine thousands of books a year rendered in eBook format. That would mean thousands of books that saved up on paper and trees. If the trend continues to grow, the next generation of readers might have a shot at growing up with real forests and trees. Plus, every time you buy an eReader, you’re making a choice. You’re telling the industry that you’re willing to pay for this service. If you use that buying power to support eBooks and save trees, then perhaps more and more people would learn how to be responsible with their buying choices.

Baggage Doesn’t Appeal to You
Why would you want to go around, carting books that cramp up your arms or hurt your back? While it’s possible that your books could work as a theft deterrent in desperate times—simply fling that medical tome at the head of a thief or passing criminal—they’re not really convenient to lug around. Imagine a warehouse sale of books of all shapes, sizes and titles, available at low cost. You’d be one of the first to get in. But carting around a tall box of books isn’t exactly easy, unless you bench press cows for a living. Sooner or later, you’ll recognize the sheer convenience that having an eReading device gives you: that is, the ability to bring along your books anywhere without having to deal with an unwieldy, bulky rucksack or the back-breaking weight of a box of books.

Micro Fonts Frustrate You
No matter how much you love a book, if the fonts resemble a line of crushed ants, you’re going to give up sooner or later. However, if you’re persistent and have the fortitude to stay until the bitter end, you’ll still have an awful time at it. You might enjoy the story but that enjoyment will be severely diminished by the fact that you had to squint your way to the very last word on the last page. With eReaders, you won’t have to put yourself—and your eyes—through that kind of strain. With features that allow you to make the font sizes bigger, you can any story without hurting your eyes. Want a different background color? Sure. Think the screen is too bright? No worries. Miss that sense of being able to turn a page when reading a printed book? Go and explore the pagination controls of your eReader. With these features in place, you have more control over your reading experience and comfort.

You’re a Comic Book Fanatic
Love to read your Gaiman collection or thumb through your voluminous pile of Batman, Superman and Ironman comics? Then getting the New Nook device Samsung galaxy tab 2, is going to be perfect for you. Designed with a super AMOLED display, it’s one of the best eReaders out there in the market for comic book fans. Experience your favorite graphic novel titles rendered in ebook form with deeper contrasts as well as richer colors. It’s the kind of eReader revival that’s certain to bring your comics to life, in a much, much better way than before. The good news is that eBooks don’t fade, so you can read the title over and over without worrying about leaving pages dog-eared or whether the binding is starting to get loose in some places. An eReader lets you have the fun without all those worries.

You Want That Book and You Want It Now
One of the major benefits to having an eReader is this: you won’t have to make the trip to the local bookstore every time you want to shop for books. Need a pick me up to cheer you up after a long day at work? You won’t need to take a detour to the bookstore. Simply click on your eReader’s shopping options, get online, click on the books you want and start that ‘Party of One’ in seconds. Woke up to the threat of thunderstorms and a warm bed so you decide to take the rest of the day off and read that newest release from your favorite cook book author or travel writer? With an eReader, shopping from your bed is simple and easy.

These are just five reasons why you’ll eventually make the switch to eReaders. Given the staggering advantages that eReading devices bring to the table, that switch might even come sooner than you think.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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