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.


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!


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 for reviews and insights on the best apps to download right now.


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.


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.