Tuesday, December 29, 2009

eBook Readers

We've been getting a lot of questions on the Nest's Book Club lately about the differences between Amazon's Kindle, Sony's reader, and Barnes & Nobles' latest addition to the fray. There are others as well. Most of the NBCers (not all) prefer actual books to the electronic readers but they are becoming more and more popular with business travelers and others.

We have a site which compares the various features of the readers so that you may determine which one works best for you:


There was also one from the New York Times which gives the basic overview of the more popular ones available now:


Another question that we get often is about free books. Once you actually get an eReader, can you download free books and where do you find them? The answer depends on the device. Recent software patches allow the Kindle to download PDFs. Sony's product does allow for PDFs but you have to jump through hoops to get them to work or you can utilize their database. A couple of sites where you may find free books follow:



Come on over to the Nest Book Club and let us know how they work. If you find other sites for free books, share them with us as well.

Happy Reading!

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