Did you just get a new Kindle or Kobo for Christmas? We have some great getting started guides that walk you through all of the key features of each e-reader. This year more new e-readers were released than any other year, and this is a very big deal. It means ebook readers and e-notes are enjoying a tremendous resurgence in popularity and we want to know what new e-reader you got for Christmas!
There is a big distinction between an e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Although it can be confusing, because they both can all read ebooks. For all sense and purposes an e-reader is a device that mimics real paper with an e-paper display. This display can be powered by E INK, Plastic Logic, or Clearink, but E Ink is the largest one in the game and powers all of the popular models. The advantage of an e-reader is that it does not reflect sunlight, but absorbs it, so you can read outdoors. It also does not have a backlight, so there is no light shining in your eyes.
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Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.