Thursday, October 31, 2019

Using an Amazon Kindle E-Reader

My ebook reader is from Amazon. There are lots of brands to choose from, but I like my Kindle. Here's why:
  • It's compact and light weight.
  • It's inexpensive.
  • The battery lasts a long time.
  • It holds thousands of books.
  • You can adjust the font size.
  • The contents are searchable. 
  • A dictionary is linked to the text.
  • It's readable in bright sunlight.
  • A reading light runs off the battery.
  • You can wirelessly download books.
  • There are millions of titles to choose from.
  • Amazon maintains your archived library.
  • You can buy books from the Kindle or your computer.
  • Ebooks are less expensive than print versions.
  • Many ebooks are free or low cost.
  • You can subscribe monthly to Kindle Unlimited.
  • Amazon Prime users have free Prime Reading.
  • Kindles are durable and last a long, long time!

I got mine in 2010. As you can see, she's had lots of use but she is still going strong in 2019. You can't say that for many other electronic devices.  My model is similar to the Kindle that now sells for $89.99. And the new one comes with audio capability.

http://www.powellriverbooks.comEbooks have revolutionized the publishing industry, especially for self-published authors like my husband Wayne. It's relatively easy to format and upload a manuscript for online sales. And there's no printing investment like there is for paperbacks.

I invite you to visit to learn more about Wayne's series of Coastal BC Stories and science fiction titles.

If you don't have a Kindle, you can still read ebooks available from Amazon. There's are free Kindle Apps for computers, handheld devices and smart phones.

Here's a free Kindle copy of Up the Lake from to give it a try.

Do you have a Kindle or ebook reader? What's your favourite one and why? -- Margy


  1. Very impressive to have your Kindle last so many years!

    1. I can't believe it for two reasons. 1) I've dropped it a million times and it goes just about everywhere in my backpack. 2) They still support it with their software and book downloads. Most computers have become obsolete in this amount of time due to software "improvements." - Margy

  2. We have two Kindle Fires here - the first I bought in 2014 and it is still going strong, the second I bought so I could download movies for my husband to watch on long flights while he travels. While we don't read too often with them, we would be lost without them for so many other things. They are addictive!

    1. In addition to my Kindle, I have an iPhone and iPad. I like to read on my phone in places like a doctors office waiting room. The online Kindle management system lets me know where I left off when I switch devices. How are things settling in for you? - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy