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If you want to start reading more, then eBooks are often the best way to go. Whether it’s for work or for pleasure, we’ll show you how to get started using eReader Apps. They’re easy to obtain, they’re often cheaper than their paper counterparts, and you can fit literally thousands of titles onto one eReader device. If you’ve not used eBooks before, now is the perfect time to get started and reap the benefits of using electronic books, rather than their physical counterparts.

The best part of the eBook revolution? You probably already own a device you can read eBooks on: Your tablet or smartphone.

If you’re looking to finally join in the eReader movement, here’s some advice and tips to get you up and running. You’ll be catching up with all the classics you’ve missed out on, or reading the latest blockbuster novels, in no time at all.

Pick Your Device

First of all, you’ll need to decide which device you’ll be using eReader apps on. Smartphones are great for portability, as you’ll usually have your phone on you at all times. You can continue reading your latest novel while in line at the grocery store, or while waiting for a bus. Smartphone apps are great for reading for pleasure, and fit perfectly into your everyday life without you having to carry around yet another device everywhere you go.

Tablets, on the other hand, are great for students. Mac World points out that tablets make it much easier to highlight passages and make notes on texts, something that you’d be loathe to do on your expensive physical textbooks. Also, buying your set texts as eBooks means that you’re hauling a much lighter load around campus.

Choose an App

Once you’ve decided what you’re going to use the app for, and which device you’re going to use it on, the next step is to go to your app store and download your preferred eBook reader app. The one you choose will depend largely on which stores you like to buy books from, and what features you want from the app itself. For example, eBook reader app from NOOK offers audiobook and video features, as well as being an. It’s also worth checking out which apps offer free eBooks if you’re interested in reading classic novels, as many are free to download due to the fact they’re now in the public domain.

Change Your Preferences

One of the great benefits of eReader apps is that you can customize the way text looks on them, creating the perfect reading experience for yourself. This is perfect if you live with sight issues, as you can enlarge the text to a suitable size and change the background colors if you find it difficult to read text against a white background.

As well as this, many apps have other options that let you customize your reading experience. Tech Republic describes some of these options as changing margin sizes, locking the page orientation (very helpful if you like to read in bed and don’t want the page to keep shifting from portrait to landscape), and removing a file from the device once you archive it. This is where eReader apps really hold the advantage over traditional paper books, as you can’t change the font size of a book at the touch of a button.

Start Downloading Titles

Now that your app’s up and running, you can now start downloading eBooks to get you started. eBook Friendly offers several options for finding new titles to read, but the easiest one is to browse through the app’s built in book store and pick out some titles that interest you. You’ll be able to buy and download them directly through the app, and you’ll be reading in a matter of minutes.

An additional bonus is that most apps offer the option of syncing your titles across all of your devices through the use of the cloud. Information Age says that this is a great advantage, as nothing’s worse than a flat battery, just as you’re getting to the good part of your novel. With syncing, you can simply pick up a different device and keep reading right where you left off. What could be better?

Enjoy!

Now that you’re up and running, all you have to do now is enjoy the benefits of your new app. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can simply pull out your phone or tablet and carry on reading your latest book. There isn’t an easier way to stay up to date with your reading list, and using an app means that there aren’t any more devices or books cluttering up your home. Plus, you’ll enjoy the cheaper prices on all newly released titles.

Try an eReader app out for yourself today and see just how it can improve your reading experience.

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