The bookstore I work at carries e-readers, and I spend a lot of time answering questions, helping people learn how to use them, etc. That’s my specialty. I didn’t think much about e-readers until I was given a Kobo Touch for my birthday last year. I was skeptical as to why I would bother using it, cool as it was, when books were working just fine, thanks – but it was so handy, especially in terms of
a)not funding the public library entirely on my late fees! I can take out e-books online from the public library, and they expire after three weeks.
b)Brand new hardcover – 1/3 of the price, and about 1/64th of the weight, much easier to tote to various waiting rooms, and on transit.
I will never, never give up the real thing, but my Kobo has won a place in my heart.
I have a couple of customer stories too, that I will share in future posts – they may convince even the most vehement of – erm, what’s a word for people who hate e-readers? Anyways, they may be convinced that, for some people at least, e-readers are the best thing that could have happened.