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E-Readers  The idea for an E-Book was first explored through the Gutenberg Project lead by Michael S. Heart in 1971.  The development of the Internet.

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1 E-Readers  The idea for an E-Book was first explored through the Gutenberg Project lead by Michael S. Heart in  The development of the Internet in the 1990’s allowed for the creation of many online E-Book sources.  In 2006 Sony came out with a handheld personal E-book reader, and Amazon.com countered in 2007 with today’s top selling E- reader, the Kindle.  Amazon.com reported that for the first time in 2010, E-Book sales were greater than hard cover sales.

2 The Purpose of E-Readers  E-Readers allow people to keep a collection of E-Books on a lightweight portable device.  In today’s fast paced culture in the United State’s, E-readers are becoming more popular because of their ability consolidate the owners preferred readings into a device that is compatible with the business of everyday life.  Some of the advantages of using an E-Reader are the availability of books, portability and storage, language accessibility, cost, and security.  People who oppose the use of E-Readers site drawbacks like power and shelf life, durability, and digital rights management.

3 Functionality  Choose a new book or browse your favorites and read anywhere, even while waiting in line.  A backlit screen enables easy reading at night.  The diminishing dimensions of E-Readers make them easy to carry around anywhere.  The ability to resize fonts for easier reading.  The ability to print E-Books if traditional traditional print reading is desirable.  The ability to find books quickly and easily through a comprehensible search tool.

4 Types of E-Books

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