There is no shortage of ways to consume ebooks. E-Readers tend to be the most popular among voracious readers because it is the closest you can get to mimcing real paper. Smartphones are in our pockets all of the time and they rely on apps and ditto with tablets, although they tend to be left at home. Some people also like reading on their laptop at school or work, others use cloud readers on their PC.
We are living in a world where it is easy to read ebooks, no matter what type of operating system or device you are using. Microsoft operates their Windows Store, where there is no shortage of comic and ebook apps currently available. Google Play and the Apple App Store tend to have the largest selection of app available. Not only are the most popular ones all there, like Kindle, Nook or Kobo. But there is a myriad of alternatives such as Aldiko, FBReader, Moon+ Reader and so on. No matter what type of books you like to read, there is an app for that. There has even been a rise of serialized fiction and text message stories, ala Amazon Rapids.
The big question, what is your favorite way to consume ebooks? e-Readers, Smartphones, tablets, computers? Do you use specific apps to read on? Your feedback will help influence our coverage in the new year.
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.