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Why Should I Buy a Kindle? – A Smart Investment

I used to read print books in the first twenty years of my life. Then, Amazon created their E-ink reader – Kindle.

Why should I buy a Kindle? With the kindle devices, I can download the free samples easily on Amazon. To get the complete and original version of a book, I just need to pay from $1.99 to $14.99, a relatively lower price than the hard copy version.

Some of you may still think, why don’t I purchase a hard copy if the ebooks are not free at all? Why should I buy a Kindle E-reader?

Not All the Books are Available in Your Local Bookstores


There are situations that you want to read a particular book which may not be available in the bookstores near you. Your college professor suggests a discontinued book that is related to the course you have taken. A successful people whom you admire discloses his/her all-time favorite book. Your favorite novel sequence has just released the latest chapter but you are being put on the waiting list of the bookstore.

In the above situations, Kindle is your choice. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing the book you need will be available in a few minutes, just after you click the download button.

Environmentally Friendly


Producing a book from recycled paper, about 2/3 pound of minerals and two gallons of water are being used. More than 30 million of trees that are cut down annually to produce the books sold in the United States. (according to the data on the Environmental Trends and Climate Impacts: Findings from the U.S. Book Industry report) It also generates a large amount of wastewater and creates a certain amount of carbon footprint.

To produce an e-book reader, it requires 33 pounds of minerals and 79 gallons of water. Assuming you read 50 books a year, staring from the second year, you are helping to create a greener planet, not to mention approximately one tree per year is being saved by you.

Bring Your Bookshelf with You Anywhere


Each Gigabyte allows you to hold up to 550 books locally on your device. The All-new Kindle Paperwhite has 8GB of storage which allows up to 4,400 books downloaded. Wherever you go, take the bookshelf with you.

With the 32GB version, you can keep your books like forever. There is no need to delete them since the storage can hardly be used up.

Lightweight, Waterproof, Built-in Light, Custom Font Size


  • The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
  • Now waterproof, so you’re free to read and relax at the beach, by the pool, or in the bath.
  • Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, and audiobooks.
  • Now with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
  • The built-in adjustable light lets you read indoors and outdoors, day and night.
  • Get instant access to new releases and bestsellers, plus over a million titles at $2.99 or less.
  • Adjust the text size and boldness and read with Kindle-exclusive fonts, hand tuned to provide maximum readability.

Money Saved for every e-book downloaded

No Complaint at All


Assuming you are not a freak who reads less than 4~5 books a year, you would like to read in your fragmentation time. Being a 6-inch device, Kindle is easy for me to put inside my jeans pocket. I carry my Kindle with me everywhere I go. With only a single battery charge, it lasts for 2 weeks. The Kindle totally changed my reading habits.

I got my old Kindle in 2015, it still works perfectly fine in 2018. The old one doesn’t have a built-in light, when I read it in a cloudy day, I feel like I need some more light to read comfortably. Also, it doesn’t waterproof. I am a beach person and I had always wanted to enjoy reading and bathing together. Knowing that the new Kindle PW fulfill my requirements, with that low price ($130), I did not hesitate before ordering it. (I was thinking to get the Kindle Oasis actually, it costs $250)

As a 4 years old Kindle user, I recommend all of my friends to get the new Kindle Paperwhite. It is totally worth the investment.

What do you think about the E-readers? Do you have any book recommendations? Comments below!

 

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