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Comparison of the best e-readers (July 2024)

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

best ereaders

Here's the comparison of electronic ebook readers (or ereaders) for the year 2024: Kindle, Kobo, Pocketbook, Nook, Onyx, Meebook, etc.

After years of reviewing e-readers, I'm beginning to know a thing or two about them.

So, every month, I compile the latest information, reviews and rumors and deduce which are the best e-readers to buy.

This guide will be very useful when it comes to (buying) a e-reader. By reading this page you should be able to buy the e-reader that suits you best.

Should you buy a e-reader in July 2024?

Yes !

All the new Kobo e-reader have been released and you now have a lot of choice.

A number of new e-readers (6" screen and over) have been released in recent months or years and are very good:

  • Kobo Clara Colour
  • Kobo Clara BW
  • Kobo Elipsa 2E
  • Pocketbook Verse
  • Pocketbook Verse Pro
  • Pocketbook InkPad 4
  • Kobo Libra Colour

If you want a good, inexpensive 6" e-reader, there's plenty to choose from at Amazon Kindle, Pocketbook and Kobo, with great models like the Kindle, the Kobo Nia or the Pocketbook Verse and the Pocketbook Verse Pro and Kobo Clara Colour for high-end models.

If you want a large-format Kobo, the Kobo Libra Colour is available. It's a 7-inch, waterproof, touch-sensitive e-reader with lighting and a all new electronic ink color screen. All at an excellent value for money.

But if you're thinking of settling for an 8-inch e-reader, the Pocketbook InkPad 4 is an excellent choice. The same goes for the Kobo Forma (or Kindle Scribe), an excellent high-end e-reader.

So don't forget to check for "Bargains" (on e-commerce websites) for the latest discounts and bargains.

Deals and discounts on ereaders

Find here all discounts on ereaders at the moment:

E-reader sales and discount

Pocketbook Inkpad 4

Pocketbook InkPad 4 e-reader

7.8" e-reader - 1404 x 1872 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: AZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4A

Pocketbook Inkpad X Pro

pocketbook inkpad x e-reader

10.3" e-reader - 1404 x 1872 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : MP3, M4B, and OGG formats

What's the best e-readers?

Here are the e-readers you should consider if you're looking to make a purchase.

This selection presents the best e-readers of the moment (in my opinion), not necessarily the cheapest or most popular:

eReader : Kobo Clara Colour vs Kobo Libra Colour vs Pocketbook Verse vs Pocketbook Inkpad 4 vs Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle
Kobo Clara ColourKobo Libra ColourPocketbook VersePocketbook Inkpad 4Kindle PaperwhiteKindle
Imagekobo clara colourkobo libra colour e-readerpocketbook verse ereaderPocketbook InkPad 4 e-readerkindle paperwhite 6.8 inch screenkindle e-reader 2022
Screen size6"7"6"7.8"6.8"6"
Resolution1448 x 1072 pixels (Black and White), 724 x 536 (color)150 PPI for Color / 300 PPI for B&W1024 x 768 pixels1404 x 1872 pixels1680 x 1264 pixels1448 x 1072 pixels
ColorYes (E Ink Kaleido 3)YesNoNoNoNo
BacklightYesYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofYesIPX8NoYesYesNo
Storage16 Go32 GB8 GB32 GB8 - 32 GB16 GB
Pen / StylusNoYes (optional)NoNoNoNo
SD cardNoNoYes (128 GB)NoNoNo
Ebook formatsEPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBREPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBREPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFAZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4AKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMPKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Blue light filterYesYesYesYesYesNo
OtherMost affordable color e-reader with a new Kaleido 3 electronic ink screen.Kaleido 3 color screen, Bluetooth, Kobo audio BooksGyroscope for automatic orientation in landscape or portrait mode. USB-C port.Speaker, BluetoothBlack or Blue color
ReviewBest value for the money in the Kobo color e-readers lineup ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Best value for the money Kindle eReader⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Very good ereader at a good price ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

Kindle

Kindle e-reader

Kindle: this e-reader is an entry-level model available from Amazon. It is the best budget ebook reader you can buy

It's very easy to use, thanks to the system set up by Amazon, and is very reasonably priced, making it a very good e-reader for beginners, with all the classic options, including a useful light for reading at night.

Kindle

kindle e-reader 2022

6" e-reader - 1448 x 1072 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Very good ereader at a good price ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with a large e ink screen (6.8 inches) is simply excellent with its large screen and very affordable price. You can store thousands of books in this ebook reader.

It's a waterproof e-reader with a beautiful, illuminated 6.8-inch touchscreen and a great battery life.

Kindle Paperwhite

kindle paperwhite 6.8 inch screen

6.8" e-reader - 1680 x 1264 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Best value for the money Kindle eReader⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pocketbook Verse

Pocketbook Verse

The Pocketbook Verse offers excellent value for money, with its illuminated touch screen and blue light filter.

It supports EPUB files out of the box and a large quantity of ebook formats.

Pocketbook Verse

pocketbook verse ereader

6" e-reader - 1024 x 768 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kobo Libra Colour

Kobo libra colour e-reader

Slightly more expensive, the Kobo Libra Colour also has a larger 7-inch color e ink screen.

The Kobo Libra Color ebook e-reader works perfectly with the Overdrive service, which lets you borrow library books. It can also play Kobo audiobooks from the Kobo store.

It's one of the best e-readers around and best value for the money.

Kobo Libra Colour

kobo libra colour e-reader

7" e-reader - 150 PPI for Color / 300 PPI for B&W e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kobo Clara Colour

Kobo clara colour e-reader

The new Kobo Clara Colour e-reader offers great features and a color e ink screen in a compact 6-inch format. Although it's a little more expensive than the competition, it has everything it takes to be the best 6" available today.

You can listen to audiobooks and it is waterproof.

Kobo Clara Colour

kobo clara colour

6" e-reader - 1448 x 1072 pixels (Black and White), 724 x 536 (color) e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR

Best value for the money in the Kobo color e-readers lineup ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pocketbook Inkpad 4

Pocketbook Inkpad 4 e-reader

With its large 8-inch e ink screen and numerous functions, this e-reader is one of the best in its category, despite its rather high price. It can play audiobooks.

It has the latest e ink display and offers a very good reading experience. 

Pocketbook Inkpad 4

Pocketbook InkPad 4 e-reader

7.8" e-reader - 1404 x 1872 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: AZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4A

🔥Now on SALE $289 $269 Amazon.com

What are the latest ereaders?

Here's a selection of the leading e-readers on the market.

This is not an exhaustive selection, but rather a selection of today's main and most popular e-reader models (those that sell best and are easy to find).

For this guide, I've selected the best-known brands widely available in USA: Kindle (Amazon), Kobo, Nook and Pocketbook.

E-reader models that are too obsolete but still available for sale on certain sites are deliberately excluded.

Models not officially available from US retailers are also excluded from this selection (such as ReMarkable, Meebook, Likebook, Onyx, Bookeen, Vivlio or Xiaomi e-readers), as are models that are not of good quality (some Chinese e-readers that we know nothing about and that are very expensive, for example).

The different e-readers are grouped by brand.

Rating /Review: this is a general assessment of the e-reader based on my personal opinion, but also on the ratings of users who have bought the e-reader (e-commerce site) and other sites specializing in digital reading and e-readers.

Kindle readers

Kindle e-readers are manufactured and distributed by Amazon.

eReader : Kindle Scribe vs Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle
Kindle ScribeKindle OasisKindle PaperwhiteKindle
Imagekindle scribe e-readerkindle oasis e-readerkindle paperwhite 6.8 inch screenkindle e-reader 2022
Screen size10.2"7"6.8"6"
Resolution1860 x 2480 pixels1680 x 1264 pixels1680 x 1264 pixels1448 x 1072 pixels
ColorNoNoNoNo
BacklightYesYesYesYes
WaterproofNoYesYesNo
Storage16 - 64 GB8 - 32 GB8 - 32 GB16 GB
Pen / StylusYesNoNoNo
SD cardNoNoNoNo
Ebook formatsKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EPUB (converted)Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP converti, EPUB (converted)Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMPKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Blue light filterYesYesYesNo
OtherCompatible with Microsoft Office Doc and Docx format (Word software)Black or Blue color
ReviewExpensive eReader with large screen. A device better suited for work as a note taking device ⭐⭐⭐Overall good eReader but too expensive now that there is better alternative in the Kindle lineup⭐⭐⭐Best value for the money Kindle eReader⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Very good ereader at a good price ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

The Kindle Scribe is best suited for PDF with a great reading experience because of its larger screen.

Kobo readers

Kobo e-readers are manufactured and distributed by Rakuten.

eReader : Kobo Clara Colour vs Kobo Libra Colour vs Kobo Elipsa 2E vs Kobo Clara 2E vs Kobo Nia
Kobo Clara ColourKobo Libra ColourKobo Elipsa 2EKobo Clara 2EKobo Nia
Imagekobo clara colourkobo libra colour e-readerkobo elipsa e-readerkobo clara 2ekobo nia e-reader
Screen size6"7"10.3"6"6"
Resolution1448 x 1072 pixels (Black and White), 724 x 536 (color)150 PPI for Color / 300 PPI for B&W1872 x 1404 pixels1448 x 1072 pixels1024 x 768 pixels
ColorYes (E Ink Kaleido 3)YesNoNoNo
BacklightYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofYesIPX8NoYesNo
Storage16 Go32 GB32 GB16 GB8 GB
Pen / StylusNoYes (optional)YesNoNo
SD cardNoNoNoNo
Ebook formatsEPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBREPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBREPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBREPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBREPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
Blue light filterYesYesYesYesNo
OtherMost affordable color e-reader with a new Kaleido 3 electronic ink screen.Kaleido 3 color screen, Bluetooth, Kobo audio BooksA bit expensiveCan read audio books from Kobo with Bluetooth speaker or headset.
ReviewBest value for the money in the Kobo color e-readers lineup ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Old model in the Kobo e-readers lineup ⭐⭐⭐Good affordable Kobo eReader ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

Kobo e-readers work perfectly with the Overdrive service, which lets you borrow library books.

The Kobo Elipsa 2E is best suited for PDF with a great reading experience because of its larger screen.

Here are some older Kobo e-eraders you may still find in stores :

eReader : Kobo Sage vs Kobo Libra 2
Kobo SageKobo Libra 2
Imagekobo sage e-readerkobo libra 2 e-reader
Screen size8"7"
Resolution1440 x 1920 pixels1680 x 1264 pixels
ColorNoNo
BacklightYesYes
WaterproofYesYes
Storage32 GB32 GB
Pen / StylusNoNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsEPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBREPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
Blue light filterYesYes
OtherCan read audio book from the Kobo library (bluetooth connection).
ReviewToo expensive, the Kobo Libra 2 may be a better alternative ⭐⭐⭐Very good eReader, a must if you want a bigger screen ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.com

Pocketbook readers

Pocketbook e-readers are manufactured and distributed by Poketbook an european company.

6" screen Pocketbook e-readers:

eReader : Pocketbook Verse Pro vs Pocketbook Verse vs Pocketbook Touch Lux 5 vs Pocketbook Color
Pocketbook Verse ProPocketbook VersePocketbook Touch Lux 5Pocketbook Color
Imagepocketbook verse pro ereaderpocketbook verse ereaderpocketbook touch lux 5pocketbook color
Screen size6"6"6"6"
Resolution1072 x 1448 pixels1024 x 768 pixels758 x 1024 pixels1072 x 1448 pixels (for greyscale)
ColorNoNoNoYes
BacklightYesYesYesYes
WaterproofYes (IPX8)NoNoNo
Storage16 GB8 GB8 GB16 GB
Pen / StylusNoNoNoNo
SD cardNoYes (128 GB)microSD memory card slot (up to 32 GB)memory card up to 32 GB
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP
Blue light filterYesYesYesNo
OtherText-to-Speech and audio format support (MP3, MP3.zip, OGG, OGG.zip, M4A, M4B) via BluetoothGyroscope for automatic orientation in landscape or portrait mode. USB-C port.E Ink Kaleido™ HD screen, which displays 4096 colors. Text-to-speech.
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

7"+ screen Pocketbook e-readers:

eReader : Pocketbook InkPad X vs Pocketbook InkPad 3 Pro vs Pocketbook InkPad Lite vs Pocketbook InkPad Color 2
Pocketbook InkPad XPocketbook InkPad 3 ProPocketbook InkPad LitePocketbook InkPad Color 2
Imagepocketbook inkpad x e-readerPocketbook InkPad 3 Pro e-readerpocketbook inkpad lite e-readerpocketbook inkpad color e-reader
Screen size10.3"7.8"9.7"7.8"
Resolution1404 x 1872 pixels1404 x 1872 pixels825 x 1200 pixels1404 x 1872 pixels (greyscale) 468 x 624 pixels (color)
ColorNoNoNoYes
BacklightYesYesYesYes
WaterproofNoYes (IPX8)IPX8
Storage32 GB16 GB8 GB32 GB
Pen / StylusNoNoNoNo
SD cardNoNomemory cards up to 32 GBmemory cards up to 32 GB
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : MP3, M4B, and OGG formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : mp3 and m4bEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP
Blue light filterYesYesYesNo
OtherBluetooth for audioColor screen : E Ink Kaleido™ Plus color screen capable of displaying 4096 colors.
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐One of the best color e-reader, but colors are not so good ⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

eReader : Pocketbook Viva vs Pocketbook Inkpad 4 vs Pocketbook Era
Pocketbook VivaPocketbook Inkpad 4Pocketbook Era
Imagepocketbook viva ereaderPocketbook InkPad 4 e-readerpocketbook era e-reader
Screen size8"7.8"7"
Resolution1440 x 1920 pixels1404 x 1872 pixels1264 x 1680 pixels
ColorYesNoNo
BacklightYesYesYes
WaterproofYes (IPX8)YesYes (IPX8)
Storage64 GB32 GB16 - 64 GB
Pen / StylusNoNoNo
SD cardNoNoNo
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFAZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4AEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
Blue light filterYesYes
OtherBluetooth for Text-to-speech and audio books (M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP)Speaker, BluetoothBuilt-in speaker & Bluetooth, Text-to-speech
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Very good but a little bit expensive)
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

Nook readers

Nook is a Barnes&Noble e-reader brand.

eReader : Nook Glowlight 4 Plus
Nook Glowlight 4 Plus
ImageNook Glowlight 4 Plus e-reader
Screen size7.8"
Resolution1404 x 1872 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofYes
Storage32 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF
Blue light filterYes
OtherBluetooth, 3.5mm Jack : listen to audiobooks
Review
Link (where to buy?)Nook official Website

How do I choose my e-reader?

Choosing your e-reader is quite simple:

Choosing the screen

ereaders size comparison

The standard e-reader screen size is 6 inches, but today you'll find models of 7 inches (or 6.8), 7.8 inches and even 10 inches and more for some professional models.

Today, all e-readers use the same electronic ink technology. The only difference is size.

So this is an important parameter. If you want a screen bigger than 6 inches, you'll have less choice. That's why I advise you to look at the Kobo Libra 2 (7 inches) or the Kindle Paperwhite (6.8 inches) for a good-looking e-reader without breaking the bank.

You can learn more about ereader size here.

Choose your e-reader options

All e-readers feature a touch screen, which simplifies use and ergonomics.

Even the cheapest Kindle on Amazon offers lighting.

However, there are a few differences: some readers offer lighting with color temperature adjustment to filter out blue light (see Kobo and Vivlio, or Amazon's Kindle Oasis and Kindle Paperwhite).

Others offer a text-to-speech function (Pocketbook Color, InkPad 4 and Touch HD Plus for example).

If you're planning to take your e-reader everywhere, I'd also advise you to choose a waterproof model that will protect it from water, snow, sand and dust.

Some models also have an expansion port to add a micro-SD card to increase the e-reader's storage capacity (if you only intend to read books like novels, however, this shouldn't be a criterion).

Of course, all these options add a little to the price of the e-reader.

Choosing your e-reader brand: Kindle or Kobo?

Choosing the brand of e-reader comes down to choosing which file formats the e-reader will support:

All e-reader brands support more or less the same ebook file formats, except that the Kindle cannot read the EPUB format, and other brands cannot read the AZW format.

Since the EPUB format and Kindle e-readers are popular, we can still make the two cohabit in this way:

  1. Buy the e-reader from Amazon, but make sure you buy a large proportion of your ebooks from online stores that offer DRM-free editions in EPUB format (the digital book standard).

  2. You'll then have EPUB ebooks that you can transfer to your e-reader using Calibre software (which converts file formats for you).

  3. So, if in the future you need to change your e-reader and you don't get one from Amazon, your ebooks will be compatible with your Kindle using software like Calibre.

Why buy a e-reader? What is an e-reader?

E-readers are devices that allow you to read books on a screen with electronic ink that doesn't tire your eyes.

As a result, reading comfort and ergonomics are similar to those of a paper book. Unlike conventional screens, you can read in direct sunlight without any problem.

E-readers have a large storage capacity, enabling them to carry hundreds of books. They are now all touch-screen, and most (if not 100% of models) have built-in lighting for reading in the dark with blue light filter.

You can see why you should buy a e-reader in this article.

Should you get an ereader or a tablet?

If you want to read your ebooks just about anywhere, you don't have many solutions at hand. You'll have to opt for a e-reader or a tablet.

The e-reader offers greater reading comfort and less eyestrain than the tablet. But the tablet offers more functions (videos) and can display content in color.

The e-reader is therefore the best choice if you intend to read a lot of books.

The choice depends very much on whether you're going to use the e-reader or the tablet.

But one thing is certain: when it comes to reading comfort, only paper can beat the e-reader.

You can learn more on this article : Should you get an ereader or a tablet?.

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