Carolyn Foote (@technolibrary) speaks TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference on Oodles of eBooks. Thanks to Wes Fryer, who was keynoting at the event, for recording and sharing the preso; read about his experience doing this with iPad App Cinch.
I couldn't agree more with Carolyn's positive assessment of the Barnes and Noble Nook, "designed to use with a lot of different readers," the Color Nook, etc. As a proud Nook owner myself, I'm so grateful to Bud Hunt for his recommendation.
Of course, I'm fascinated by a lot of new possibilities for eReaders that are low-cost, such as the Aluratek Libre 5 inch ebook reader available from NewEgg for $49.99!!! until 6/16/2011.
It supports PDF, TXT, FB2, EPUB, MOBI, PRC and RTF. 24hr battery life. SD card expandable. I haven't tried this one, but I'm definitely thinking about investing in one like it.
Unlike the Nook and other eReaders, the Aluratek Libre doesn't have wireless. . .and that's fine with me! I load tons of books available for free via USB cable and seldom use the wireless on my Nook (except when actually buying a book).
Some highlights from a review about this device:
- Aluratek helps you out by providing an SD card with the reader that has 100 books preloaded. They are classics such as Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, War and Piece, Wuthering Heights, etc.
- Books can also be purchased through ebooks.com