I have been reading ebooks for 10 years, and have not bought one paper book during that time. For me there is no reason to buy a paper book.
You can check it out for free. The iBooks app is free, and they have a few free books to read right in the iBooks store. Plus there are tons of free books on the net. Try http://www.inkmesh.com . Type in a genre, hit the free button and see what you get...... As long as it is in epub format, you can import it into iTunes and sync it.
wow, i can imagine how good the iPad is.
Originally Posted by wot_fan
i just played with it today at Apple store, it was fun!
but i wonder how many people decide to buy the iPad for just reading books with it.
i know it got so many features to play with though.
your primary reason to have iPad was for reading books?
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Originally Posted by sujanthan
I am a big proponent of e-books. I essentially don't read printed books anymore. I love the convenience, lower cost, adjustable text sizes, not filling up bookshelves, and having all my books with me. I have to admit that I prefer my Kindle 2 for pure reading and reading for long periods of time, but the iPad app is gorgeous and I didn't have a problem reading it for short periods of time. It's definitely very convenient to use the iPad for all the stuff it can be used for, then switch over and read for a bit. Some people's eyes are more sensitive than others, and I find the e-Ink easier on the eyes than LCD, but some people don't have any problem reading on LCD.
I've done some more e-book reading on the iPad now and updated my findings on my blog. While the Apple iPad app looks nice, I actually prefer the Kindle for iPad app for pure reading (it's not as "pretty" but I find it more functional). The good thing with the iPad is that you can get books from the iBook store, Amazon, or (I think the app is coming soon) Barnes & Noble, so it gives you lots of options.