Investing in an e-reader is a big deal. Some devices offer devices that are waterproof or have a large screen. When it comes down to it, it is all about the fluidity of the shopping experience and what type of digital content is available. Today, we would like to present the first video, in an ongoing series that will take a look at shopping on an e-ink device.
Amazon and Kobo both operate their own bookstores and they both organize their content in vastly different ways. When you use a Kindle, be prepared to scroll. You have to swipe downwards to see different categories or to read reviews or how many pages there are in a particular title. Kobo tends fit everyone on one single page and offers tabs to quickly jump around.
Amazon has a number of advantages over Kobo. They have sell magazines and newspapers, which is a big deal. They also offer two different services that allow you to read as many e-books as you want; Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading. There is also Kindle Singles, Kindle Worlds and more indie author offerings than you can shake a stick at.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.