In fact, according to the Association of American Publishers, sales of eBooks increased by 116% between January 2010 and January 2011.
What to look for in eBook readers?
If you’re an avid reader, you'll be glued to your eBook reader screen for several hours each day. So it’s important that you research the features of an eBook reader before buying it. Here’s an outline of what to look for when buying an eBook reader:
Dimensions: The average screen size of an eBook reader is about 6inch with an average weight of 250 grams with a screen definition of 600x800 pixels.
Operating system: Linux, Android and Windows are the most popular operating systems that eBook readers run on.
Battery life: A good eBook reader should be able to run for about a month on one charge. Some readers come with replaceable batteries while others do not.
Storage space: eBooks readers come with about 2-3 Gigabyte of storage space, meaning you can store thousands of eBooks in your eBook reader!
Other options: Check for additional eBook features such as text-to-screen, integrated dictionary, card reader slots, web browsers and Wi-Fi, PDF reader and library archiving.