January 4th, 2012

How well do you understand eBooks? Like reeeally understand them?

In a saturated and ever-changing eReader marketplace, it’s easy to be confused.

It could take a month to decipher the differences between the Nook Reader, Nook Color, Nook 1st Edition, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle 3, Kindle DX, Kobo, Sony Reader Touch Edition, Sony Reader Daily Edition, BeBook Neo, Apple iPad and the seemingly endless list of others.

There’s different hardware, software and file types. There are different proprietary formats and different digital rights. Oh, and will a library’s eBooks load on my eReader?

It’s enough to drive a person mad. Or at least enough to swear off eBooks forever.

So, don’t feel silly if you say that you’re confused. In fact, you’ve come to the right place! Cutting through the confusing eBook clutter and staying ahead of the industry’s trends has become a (necessary) top-order for us at CPL!

If you’re ready to finally understand eBooks, you’re invited to join us TONIGHT at our Humboldt Park branch (1605 N. Troy) at 6 PM. We’re presenting a free introduction to Chicago Public Library’s downloadable eBook collection.

We’ll cover everything you need to know, but were too afraid to ask — including how to use our eBooks with your eReader. Plus, new mobile apps for smartphones and tablets!

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