When eBooks first came out, I was hesitant. I like having the physical copy. Over time I’ve come around. I love having any book I want to read with me at any time. I love being able to skim my highlights. It’s great to be able to pick up where I left off and keep reading on my phone, computer, iPad or Kindle.
I also love how e-readers force you to focus on one page at a time. With thicker books, I’d often find myself flipping through what I had remaining to see how much I had left in a chapter or what was coming up next. But with the Kindle, I just read a page, push a button, read the next page, push the button. Before I know it, the book is gone. After reading Good Calories, Bad Calories a year and a half ago, I was shocked to pick it up in the store and see how thick it was. If I had purchased the hard copy, I might have never gotten around to reading it due to sheer intimidation.
So I’m sold. That said, after using eBooks for a while, here are a few features I’d like to see.