E-books are just starting to get into fashion now. Many have heard about them from friends, but they are quite new to readers. For students, an e-reader is simply an irreplaceable thing, as it allows you to store all the textbooks in one place or read essay writing manuals at any time. However, many schoolchildren have not yet honed their writing skills and they will definitely need a service where you can click the “write my essays” button and no longer worry about writing them. Speaking about the advantages of an e-reader, we have compiled for you a list of reasons why you should buy one for yourself.

Readers are Portable and Compact

Their memory allows you to store huge libraries. Thus, all the necessary books will always be at your fingertips. You can forget about voluminous dictionaries and encyclopedias, everything you need will be in one small device. It’s convenient to take an e-book with you on the road, and in a boring line, it will be the best way to pass the time.

The e-reader is placed both in the bag and in the briefcase; it takes up a minimum of space. It is convenient to take with you on the road, especially if you like to read a lot, and the weight of your luggage is limited. The weight of e-readers varies from 160 to 550 grams. For example, Amazon Kindle weighs only 160 grams, and a medium-sized paper book – 300-500 grams, that is, two to three times more. At the same time, the paper book is thicker than the electronic one: Amazon Kindle is 9 mm thick, and the average book is about 22 mm.

It Saves Money

The e-reader saves not only space but also money. Prices for paper books are completely different and usually they are not cheap. Electronic versions, in turn, are much cheaper than paper ones. In addition to purchasing digital versions, it is convenient to subscribe to books in the electronic library.

Great Selection

The price range for e-reader depends on the model, characteristics, additional functions. E-readers are presented in different colors, the choice of colors is not so wide: black, gray, white, brown, but you can choose a beautiful cover for the device. There is a choice of silicone, textile, leather, plastic, with stand, backlight, with protection. Prices for covers for e-reader are inexpensive, the cover with an additional battery will cost the most. Also, e-readers sell protective glasses and stickers that provide additional screen protection.

The Closest to Paper Quality

The well-known E-Ink type is also called paper-like. This technology was created specifically to simulate conventional printing on a paper sheet. The main advantage of such screens is the lack of internal glow and flicker. In addition, such a screen consumes energy only at the time of changing the image. Therefore, e-books with screens such as E-Ink can work without additional charge for weeks. The instructions for use for such books do not indicate the maximum battery life in hours, but the number of page-turning in thousands. Usually, this parameter is in the range from 5 to 30 thousand. With an average book size of 700 pages, we get that one battery charge is enough to read from seven to forty-two books.

No-one Knows What you are Reading.

You can read Twilight or Fifty Shades of Gray, but when someone asks you, you can answer, with an important look, that you are finishing a macroeconomics textbook. And that’s all, the question is closed. In addition, you will not be involved in discussions about the book. Since the cover is not visible, no one will pounce on you with questions or their thoughts about a particular work. Sometimes it happens with paper-book, believe me. And although I like to discuss what I read, I’m not always ready to do it. I need to first read the book, then rethink it for a while, and then I can talk. So the e-reader protects against interference in such an intimate process.

You Can Read in Bed Without Light

Yes, if you have an e-book, then you do not need a lamp or a lantern, which is inconvenient to hold. Or are there any other lighting fixtures for paper-books that can be mounted anywhere, but which do not always work as you expect from them. This is especially true if you are not sleeping alone. Near sleeping person is unlikely to like to sleep with the lights on. But you may simply open your e-reader and read all night without causing inconvenience to your flatmate. This is much better than tiptoeing into the living room or into the kitchen with a pillow at two in the morning.


Reading is cool. Of course, there are more than 6 reasons to love an e-book. The most basic: convenient, easy, cheaper than paper books and saves trees. But each owner of such a useful device will have their reasons to use it. We told you about the most obvious advantages of e-reader and are almost sure that at least based on them it is worth buying one for yourself.

Markus lives in San Francisco, California and is the video game and audio expert on Good e-Reader! He has a huge interest in new e-readers and tablets, and gaming.