Writers Conference

WIth Christmas approaching, I’ve been asked by several people about the Kindle.  Why?  Well, I got Cyndi one last year for Christmas.  I liked it so much, I ordered one for my birthday.

Why would I buy a kindle over another e-reader?  I have more in this post, but here is a summary:

  • Price
  • Connectivity
  • International Connectivity

What does this mean?  If you are going to buy a 3rd generation kindle , get the 3g version.  Why?  Free internet access from wherever you are.  This one thing is what differentiates the kindle from other ereaders.

If you are worried about book selection, don’t worry.  Amazon has tons of free books (check every Thursday and you’ll find new free books).  If you don’t want to get books from Amazon, you can get anything in a variety of formats (basically the kindle supports every format EXCEPT epub).  But, I doubt you’ll have to go anywhere but Amazon…of the 700+ books in our archive, we’ve spent < $20 on books.

Image from srharris via flickr

[Update 12-02-2010 06:04:43] Edited the Kindle link to use my new affiliate link.  For information why, see this post

[Update 2012-12-26 16:26:55] Edited some internal links to clean things up

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