Given that the vast majority of writers also happen to be voracious readers, it is no great surprise that the Amazon Kindle E-reader is another gadget which has become an essential piece of kit over the last few years. There are several different models available, and any one of them can hold literally thousands of eBooks, giving Kindle owners a personal library at their fingertips.
Whilst there are Kindle applications which give users the ability to read Amazon Kindle eBooks on laptops, mobile phones and regular tablet devices, dedicated Kindle E-readers offer several advantages that the apps do not. The first is that they are far easier on the eye than standard tablets, having been specifically designed for reading text above all else. Indeed, Amazon’s ‘paperwhite’ technology and high-resolution displays help to provide a reading experience which is virtually indistinguishable from reading printed text on paper, with no distracting glare in even the brightest of environments.
Another advantage of Kindle E-readers is that they offer incredible battery life, giving several weeks of reading time from a single charge. Add in the fact that eBooks are general cheaper than their hard-copy counterparts, and won’t hog any of the precious shelf space in your home office, and the value of a Kindle E-reader to writers is plain for all to see.
Writers who are involved in publishing their work in electronic format, or intend to get involved in eBook publishing in the future, will find a Kindle E-reader to be an indispensable proofing tool. You can format your work and upload it directly to your Kindle device to see exactly how it appears on the screen. This will make it easier for you to spot formatting errors, as well as enabling you to read through your work whilst you are away from the desk, helping to turn potentially wasted downtime into something far more productive.
As mentioned earlier, there are several Kindle E-reader models currently available, so you can choose one to suit your budget. Some of the higher-end devices have even more features that may prove useful, such as increased storage space and a built-in light for night time reading. The brand-new Kindle Oasis is also waterproof, and boasts the ability to store and play audio books from Audible.
Whilst there are other eBook readers on the market, the Amazon Kindle is the world’s most popular, and for good reason. Amazon sells more eBooks than any other company, and their Kindle E-readers are suited to the electronic reading experience better than any other device currently available.
Explore the full range of Amazon Kindle E-readers at Amazon.