4 Things That Drive Ebook Readers Crazy

These days, people love their ereaders — and it’s no wonder! Being able to read books on a screen is the biggest change in how humans read since the invention of the printing press! When else in human history could you find millions of books literally at the touch of your fingertips, and without even having to leave your house? Ereaders are the BEST.

But even the best things in life come with downsides. Here are a few of the things that drive ebook lovers like us CRAZY.

1) When people ask “Don’t you miss the feel of a printed book?”

Why is everyone always going on about the touch, the feel of paper? Paper is nice, and sometimes books are really pretty! But I’d take convenience of ebooks over paper any day: every book in the world, available right now! Ebooks are instant gratification!

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2) When you’re waiting for the next book by your new fave author

You know how this goes. You hear about a book, you download it immediately (because you can with an ereader!), you read it (and everything else by that author) in a day. Can you say “obsessed”?

And then you get to the end, and all you can do is wait for this author’s next book. (We’re looking at you, George R.R. Martin.)

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3) When you don’t know what to read next

This is the problem with infinite choice: there are so many books out there, how do you decide what to read???

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4) When you spend all your money on books

We’ve all been there: there are just so many good books, and you want all of them all, and next thing you know you have no money because it all went into your personal library.

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Yes, there is a solution

Okay, so there’s nothing we can do about the haters or about authors who just won’t hurry up and finish their books, but at the very least there’s a great new way to get recommendations and discounts on ebooks.

It’s called BookBub, and millions of people are using it to find great deals on books they’ll love! It’s super simple: you tell them what genres of books you like to read, and they email you when bestsellers in that category are free or on sale: recent sales have included Gone Girl, The DaVinci Code, Game of Thrones, and The Girl on the Train! (Did we mention that all the books are free or on sale?)

To see today’s deals and get reading now, go to BookBub.com.

The Guide to Getting the Most out of Your Ereader

Congrats! You are the proud new owner of an eReader, and now you’re looking to make the most of it. Or perhaps, you’ve had your eReader for quite a while, and it needs some updating. As self-proclaimed bookworms, we love our eReaders, carry them with us everywhere we go, and are always on the lookout for ways to improve our eReading experience.

Below, you’ll find suggestions on the coolest cases, most useful apps, and most importantly, the best way to stock your eReader with free books.

Cases

Let’s start with the outside. eReaders are expensive, and in order to protect your equipment and ensure it stays in top shape, you’ll need a case. eReader cases are not only utilitarian, they can also reflect your personality. From cases you can take to the beach to cases that resemble hardcover book covers to cases made from recycled materials, there are a variety of fun and creative eReader covers out there for you to choose from and let your personality shine. For more, check out these picks from CaseLogic as well!

Apps

While not available on all devices, some eReaders allow users to download third-party applications that add extra features to your device. First, if available, download other reading apps, such as Kindle, Nook and Kobo, to ensure you can read books from a variety of retailers. Additionally, you can download magazine and newspaper apps to read your favorite periodicals directly from your eReader. Or, when you need a break from reading, download word and puzzle games to play directly from your device. Check out BestAppSite.com for reviews and insights on the best apps to download right now.

Books

Of course, the main reason for owning an eReader is to read eBooks. While retailers make it easier than ever to download books directly to your device from the Internet, stocking up on full-priced books can quickly get expensive.

To save money, we suggest signing up for a daily service that alerts you to flash sales on eBooks in genres you like: sites such as The Fussy Librarian, BookBub, and Book Gorilla.

You can customize the deals you receive by choosing your favorite genres – from romance to thrillers to cookbooks – and these services works with all devices/retailers such as Kindle, Nook, iPad, Google Play, Kobo and more. The result is a uniquely curated email, tailored specifically for you and your eReader.

Conclusion

With a sparkling new case, a bevy of apps, and thousands of discounted eBooks, follow the above tips to make the most of your eReader, and you’ll be heading into reading nirvana in no time.