Over on his blog, Arthur has written some guidelines on what you need to know when choosing an ereader, or recommending one to someone else. This info is especially important for publishers. In our consulting, it’s surprising how often publishers want to sell ebooks without being ebook readers themselves. If you want to sell ebooks, you have to know the basics.
So you’ve decided that that many people can’t be wrong: it’s time to get an ereader. But which one? The industry of ereaders and other mobile devices is filled with big and small companies promising you the world, and you don’t trust half of it.
The cruel truth is that no one can tell you exactly what’s best for you. Everyone’s preferences are different. You simply have to figure it out for yourself, and this might be an expensive journey. That said, if you’re going to take the plunge, here’s my two cents’ worth. It might help you dodge a few bullets along the way.