My e-Reader: the central place about e-readers and ebook reading device

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Best e-Readers 2023

This is the place to find informations about e-Readers and ebook reading device with electric ink (e-ink).

You are on the site of e-readers and ebooks (digital books). To begin with, you can consult the e-reader tests and get the latest news by browsing the different articles on the website.

Finally, you can then head to our buying guide to find the best e-reader to access all the comparisons.


The best e-readers

The site on e-readers offers many contents and guides that will help you find your way among the many models available from Kobo, Kindle, Bookeen or Pocketbook.

In order to help you as soon as possible, we have made a selection of the best articles on e-readers:

  • Kobo e-reader : comparison and guide of Kobo e-readers
  • Kindle e-reader : guide and comparison of Kindle e-readers
  • Pocketbook e-reader : guides of Pocketbook e-reader models
  • Free audiobooks : download free audiobooks
  • Download free ebooks : all the good addresses to download free ebooks - see also this video on how to download free books

If you're not sure which brand of e-reader to choose, you can check out our guide that shows you the differences between kobo and kindle to make the right choice.

The best e-reader brands: Kindle, Kobo, Pocketbook and Bookeen

If you are looking at this page, it means that you are interested in buying a e-reader or that you want to know more about the different models available and the different brands.

There are a few brands of e-readers, but they are not all available in France. If you want to buy a e-reader and benefit from a French guarantee, here are the brands you should choose:

  • Kobo , such as the Kobo Nia, the Kobo Libra 2 or the Kobo Clara 2E
  • Kindle, the e-readers of this brand are exclusive to Amazon such as the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Oasis or the Kindle Scribe
  • Pocketbook, like the Pocketbook Touch Lux 5, the Pocketbook Color or the InkPad 3
  • Nook, an ereader brand by Barnes & Nobles

In the USA, the most popular e-reader brands are Kindle (Amazon), Kobo, Nook and Pocketbook.

E-reader or book: advantages and disadvantages

E-readers are electronic devices, and it may not necessarily seem worthwhile to use an e-reader to read instead of a book.

But, there are many advantages to reading on e-readers:

  • Ebooks (electronic books) are cheaper than paper books
  • You can hold a e-reader with one hand
  • The fonts can be very large which is useful for people with vision problems
  • You can carry thousands of books in one device
  • etc
  • If you want to know all the advantages of using a e-reader to read, you can check this article: top reasons to use a e-reader to read ebooks.

In addition to visually impaired people who need large characters to read (and therefore a reader), we can also use a font like OpenDyslexic which should allow dyslexic people to read more easily on a reader than on a paper book.

It is not necessarily a miracle solution, but it has proven itself in many cases. So you can try it!

However, you don't have to read exclusively on a e-reader.

I think that the e-reader can't replace paper reading. But, the two are perfectly complementary. So, I have collections of paper books that I don't have on e-reader.

But if I want to take something to read on a trip or on the subway, bus or train, it's much easier to carry a 6-inch e-reader, which is thin, light and takes up less space than a paper book.

The other advantage of the e-reader is that you can access classic literature for free. The texts in the public domain are available for download for e-reader without having to pay money.

So, if you like classic authors, you should invest in a e-reader. Even if you pay $100 for your e-reader, you'll pay back your investment very quickly with the free books you read.

If you read a lot, you can also turn to unlimited reading subscriptions. For example, you have the Kindle subscription for Amazon e-readers. For about $10 per month, you will have access to thousands of digital books for download. If you really read a lot, this can again quickly pay off.

You can access every articles of the websites here.

What criteria should you use to choose your e-reader?

Now that you know more, you may want to buy a reading light. But first, you need to ask yourself the right questions to make sure you're making the right choice.

Don't forget that you can check out the complete and detailed e-reader buying guide.

Here are some criteria you can take into account when choosing your e-reader:

Price: what budget do you have? You can have a good e-reader for $129,99 and an exceptional model for more than $200. But you can also start from $99,99.

Screen size: e-reader screen sizes start at 6 inches, but you can go up to 10 inches. A 6-inch e-reader is more portable, but an 8-inch e-reader offers more reading comfort.

Lighting: Many e-readers have lighting for reading at night. The latest e-readers even have a blue light filter.

Text-to-speech: if you want to try text-to-speech, you should know that very few e-readers can read text!

Waterproof: do you read a lot by the pool or in the square? Then you should consider waterproof readers, which are more expensive but more solid.

Color: Reading lights with color screens are available, although these models are still expensive and few in number. There is the Pocketbook Color for example which is available in the US.