Convenient and portable, the gadgets are available in several forms:
- Amazon’s wireless reading device Kindle uses a high-resolution display technology that’s easy on the eyes. Its “Whispernet” technology allows you to shop for and download a book the minute you hear about it: www.amazon.com.
- The size of a paperback, the Sony Reader Digital Book holds about 160 e-books at a time. It works with the Sony Connect store, where more than 20,000 e-books await your download: www.skymall.com.
Finally, it may sound crazy, but some people are opting to read novels on their BlackBerrys or smartphones. After all, the gadgets are already with them, so why not take advantage? Software is free. Do a web search for “e-books” to get started.