What I love about my e-reader is that it’s small enough to fit into my purse, but still the size of a smaller novel. I’m never without a book. Never. I can adjust the size of the words (something that’s become more necessary as I get older) and I can read in the dark, without one of those annoying booklights.
So, this month, I came up with a few hacks that might help you get more joy out of your e-reader. Of course, your mileage might vary, depending on what type of reader you use, but for the most part, these hacks work for almost all digital tablets.
If you’d like to read more tips. visit my Story World Blog for a complete list.
HERE WE GO>>>
#1. Do you have a library card? Guess what, by installing Overdrive onto your device, you can rent and read books from your local library. Yes, there are still deadlines, but hey, think of all the free books you can read. If your library is closed right now, too, this might help.
Have you ever gone to the library and the book you wanted was checked out? Happens to me all the time. Here’s an option if it’s a book that you can’t wait for. Another little FYI, did you know that you can recommend your favorite indie author to your librarian? They will take your request seriously.
#2. Read blog posts from your favorite authors. (like yours truly) =) Do you enjoy visiting author websites? Many authors offer extra information about books and characters, along with offering special deals for joining their newsletter groups..
When I read a book that I absolutely love, the first thing I do is look for the author’s website. I want to see what else they have to offer. More books? Character sketches? Obscure facts about their story world? This is one of my favorite things about having a kindle.
#3. Do you like to make notes when reading a book, or your Bible? You can transfer kindle highlights to your computer. Google how to do this on your device. Oh, and if you have something that you want to read on your Kindle (I’m not 100% sure about other readers) you can email that document to your device. Your device has a special email attached to it. You can find this information on Amazon by looking up your kindle manage device and content. If in doubt, again, Google will tell you exactly how to do this.
There you go. Maybe you already knew this, maybe not. One of my favorite features is the dictionary that pops up when you highlight a word by holding your finger on it. No more having to jump out of a great story to track down a heavy dictionary. It’s all there for you.
What about you? Are you an ebook reader or print reader? I know that question gets asked a lot. What’s your favorite feature on your reading device? And again, if you want more hacks, stop by my website by clicking HERE.
I have one last announcement. This will be my last post here at Inspy Romance for at least this next year. As many of you know, I write both romance and fantasy. This year, I’ve decided to put more focus on my fantasy stories because they are what I enjoy writing the most. If you’d like to keep up with what I’m doing, sign up for my newsletter. The links for both my fantasy and romance new blasts can be found on my website.
Thank you all so much for a fun past couple of years. It’s been wonderful getting to know so many of you. I’ll still see you around, I’m sure. Take care, God Bless you all and stay safe out there.