The Kindle has been out for years now and while it’s a great tool, many people don’t like the idea of just carrying around a portable gadget around to read their favorite books.  Sure, while it’s something that you’re going to have to get used to, many often ask what the big deal is about the Kindle.  To set things straight, let’s take a look at the differences between the Kindle and the books we’re used to.

The Kindle Pros

1000s of Books – The great thing about the Kindle is that you can literally carry around thousand of books no matter where you go.  Do you want to know the best thing about it?  You can carry this Kindle in your pocket.

Buy as you Please – No longer do you have to worry about heading down to the store to pick up your favorite book.  Instead, what you can do is purchase a book that is tied to your Amazon account.  Within seconds, you can be reading your favorite material.

Cheap – Did you know that if you’re a Prime member, you can have access to thousands of books for free?  Yes, that’s right! Every 30 days, Prime members can download and borrow well-known popular books for free., and there are no strings attached.  Even if you don’t have a Prime account, you can download Kindle books for a fraction of the regular book cost.

More than Books – If you get bored of reading, the Kindle Fire and the newer versions allow you to surf the web, download games, read the newspapers and popular blogs across the web.

E-ink – Most people think that when you read the Kindle, the backlight of the screen is going to start to hurt their eyes.  This isn’t the case with the Kindle.  What you will find that the e-ink is actually very easy on the eyes.

Book Cons

The Feel – Most people just can’t get away from the feel of the book.  Turning the pages, holding it physically and taking in the smells; this is something that most old timers just can’t get away from.  I guess I’ll never get it.

Sell Back – The bad thing about the Kindle is that you can’t sell the book back once you have read it.  This is where a regular book comes into play.  Once you’re done reading, you can turn around and sell it for a few bucks.

Reading – Some people complain about the e-ink that the Kindle has.  While it is easy on the eyes, most tend to stick to the regular books and their form.  This will really come down to a personal preference.

Can’t Show Off – Well, no longer can you let books sit on your bookshelf.  With no bookshelf, how are people going to come in and be able to see what you’re reading?

Borrowing – Like selling, you may read a book that you loved.  If you tell a friend, you can’t let them borrow it since it’s on your Kindle.  With an actual book, you can just hand it off.

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