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5 Tips for Choosing the Right E-reader


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Know Your Library
The Kindle Fire is a full-color tablet running a version of the Android operating system.
The Kindle Fire is a full-color tablet running a version of the Android operating system.
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The simple truth is that any e-reader you buy will provide access to more books and magazines than you'll be able to read in a lifetime. That said, it's wise to understand the archive of books and magazines you'll have at your fingertips to download.

According to Best Buy's Paulson, Kindle's eBook store gives its readers the ability to download over 1 million different books and 400 magazines; for its part, Barnes & Noble provides access to more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Another consideration Paulson says is important to consider is whether or not the e-reader you're considering allows you to share books with others or get books and other reading material from your local library.

"Some devices are more sharing-friendly than others," says Paulson. "The Kindle allows books to be lent from Kindle to Kindle, if the book's publisher allows lending. Nook has a "LendMe" feature to share books from Nook-to-Nook. These devices, in addition to Sony e-readers, can also access and borrow books from libraries."

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