Do you really need an e-reader? - MoneySense

Do you really need an e-reader?

It may not be worth it unless you’re an avid reader.


The Wall Street Journal’s Brett Arends weighs the options for people considering buying an e-reader. Turns out, it’s not really worth it if you’re just a casual reader. You need to be an avid reader to make it worthwhile.

He also warns that digital books aren’t as cheap as they used to be, with prices hovering around $12.99. However lovers of classic books will do well, as those books are generally free.

And if you’re thinking of buying right away, you’re better off waiting. Competition is rapidly reducing the costs of Kindles and other e-readers.