So, I received a Kobo e-Reader for Christmas, and while I am grateful for the gift, I had a thought.
Now I buy a lot of books because I like to read, but I prefer to use normal copies when at home, but I’d read my Kobo when out, because it’s smaller to fit into a bag. The only issue is, I buy these proper copies of books for large amounts of money. Then, I start reading them at home, but should I go out I have two options:
Start a new book when out, which will be confusing, as I often forget story lines.
Buy the same book in e-book form, meaning I’ve spent twice the amount I originally intended to pay.
So, here’s my thought. When I buy a book, I think you should be able to use the ISBN from the copy and put it into your e-reader, so you can have both a normal and digital copy of the book. Similarly to what a lot of films are now doing, where you get a copy available to use on your phone/tablet/computer.
Just a thought. Do you agree that this should be an option?
Amazon’s digital reader is called a Kindle. And in Fahrenheit 451 the rapid growth of technology was a big factor in the decline of books that eventually led to them being burned. And now that the Kindle is a real thing (and other e-readers like it), physical books are declining in popularity.
What I want to know is, was some cynical book-lover in charge of naming the thing, or do they really not notice the irony? I just CAN’T believe it’s coincidental…
So my mother asked me today to start thinking of things that I might want for my birthday. Normally I just ask for cash. It’s simple and great and I can use it. But I’m thinking I want an E-Reader. So for my dear friends who have one, what do you have and do you like it? What do you like about it (or maybe don’t like about it)?
I just need thoughts! Thanks a lot friends! Love you lots.
I know the commercial was made with the intention to sell a product (and they succeeded because I bought my Nook because of it), but this commercial always gets me. As an avid reader, it always sends chills through me.