Tips for Digital Readers: Getting the Hang of e-Books, Reading Apps, and Your Online Library
As an IT consultant and tech writer, I can’t believe how long it took me to try out my local library’s online catalog. Talk about making life easier! (More on that later.) I’ve also been getting the hang of e-books and reading apps for my iPad.
I’m sure many of you are ahead of the curve here, but in this post I’d like to share with you how I have been reading more while also enjoying more ease, time, and even money.
e-Readers and Tablets: Going Digital
Much of what I read now is content on the Internet; shorter-form blogs and news articles as opposed to novels. With a wi-fi enabled Nook, Kindle, tablet, or laptop, this means one thing to me: more reading on the go or from the comfort of a cozy bed, instead of tethered to a desktop computer.
Being an Amazon Prime member, I can also sample the beginning of any Kindle edition book for free, even though I don’t own a Kindle. There are free Kindle reading apps for just about any device you can name.
Currently I’m sampling Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham. From what I can see it’s terrific, and when I have time for my next book, I’ll be ready to purchase it.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member and you do own a Kindle, you can borrow from their Prime Lending Library, which offers thousands of books to borrow for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.
Finding Free e-Books and More
For where to find free e-books, how to save articles for later, and my tool of choice for keeping up with favorite blogs – hop on over to Frugal Mama, where I’m honored to share these tips and more.