Seniors and Electronic Books: Why the Popularity Increase?

Are you wondering why so many seniors are putting down print books and picking up electronic readers? Over the past few years, electronic books have greatly increased in popularity. This is due in large part to the release of high tech readers, such as the Kindle by Amazon. Of course, this is not the only reason for the popularity boost. Seniors are learning first hand that electronic books offer many other benefits.

Do you have bad eyes? Are you looking for a way to stay comfortable while you read? If so, electronic books have a lot to offer. With backlighting, you are going to put less strain on your eyes no matter what time of the day it is. Along with this, your reader will offer the ability to change boldness and font size to match your needs.

Many retirees spend day after day traveling. With this in mind, they are looking for ways to stay busy during those long trips. This is where an electronic book reader can really help. Why carry five books in your bag when you can store them all on your reader? This way you know for sure that you are going to have enough reading material for your entire trip – no matter how long it may be.

Don’t all those books get heavy? If you keep a few books in your bag you could add an additional five + pounds in no time at all. This may not be a big deal if you are traveling by car, but imagine lugging these, as well as the rest of your items, through a crowded airport. With an electronic book reader you don’t have to worry about added weight any longer. Traveling in comfort is important to all retirees.

Since most seniors are on a fixed income, the majority of them are looking for as many ways as possible to save money. With electronic books this is doable. Although you will pay close to $200 for a high quality device (such as the Kindle), the money that you save on books is well worth it. A title that costs $20 at the book store can be had for half this price in an electronic format. If you read a lot you will make your money back in no time at all.

Finally, remember this: an electronic book reader is not the same as a computer. You don’t have to go online, learn a new operating system, or worry about advanced programs. Regardless of your age or technical expertise, you should be able to catch on soon enough. Now can you see why electronic books are becoming more popular among seniors?

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