Okay, I admit it! I was one of those purists who said I’d NEVER convert to eBook reading because I loved the tactile experience of holding a real book and turning the pages. And I still do. BUT . . . I am loving the eBook experience since I got my iTouch. Here’s why:
1. Much easier on the eyes – the backlit screen is really easy for my very far-sighted eyes to see.
2. I can read anywhere I want now without carrying a big, bulky book – even at night while my husband watches TV, and I don’t have to worry about lighting. 🙂 And it’s great for short or long trips.
3. It’s much easier to read at the gym – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve nearly fallen off elliptical (and the treadmill too) trying to turn the pages to Gone With The Wind, let alone just keeping the book open. Worth it though (and almost done! ) 🙂
3. I can keep my favorite books with me at all times – especially books I want to reference while writing this blog! And you can highlight passages and take notes – heaven!
4. I now have access to TONS of old, rare, forgotten FREE books thanks to Google eBooks – LOTS of stuff by LMA fall into that category. 🙂
Reading eBooks on the iTouch is awesome because you can download free Kindle, Nook and Google eBooks apps. I don’t feel a need to have any of the actual devices because the type is large enough on my iTouch to make it a satisfying experience.
And as fate would have it, I am now working on converting a book I self-published on the Rosary into ePUB format so I can sell it online. Super easy way to make a little extra money. I have to say if I weren’t used to reading eBooks, I would have really fought against the dumbing down of the graphics/design portion that I worked so hard on with the print edition. But it’s worth it if it’ll make the book more available to people. And I can see why it’s necessary.
So, I guess I’ve crossed over to the dark side. 🙂 Have you done it too? What do you think?