From Traditional Reading to Reading on Nook for iPhone: 7 Reasons You’ll Never Look Back
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who have discovered the wonders of Nook eReading and those who have not. Those who have been proud members of the first camp for some time, report that ever since the first day they installed the Nook app on their iPhone and began reading, they have never looked back. Beforemaking the switch, many are doubtful of whether they could genuinely enjoy reading on an iPhone or other Apple mobile device because of the relatively small screen and the glass-covered, digitized LCD. Thankfully, this concern is beyond irrelevant. Below, you’ll find several of the largest reasons why you’re sure to feel the same way as thousands of readers worldwide when you make the switch from traditional books to Nook for iPhone.
It might sound silly, but being able to “close” the book without having to worry about bookmarking it and then jump right back into it whenever you want is actually many readers’ favorite feature of eReading. It’s can be amazingly liberating and saves so much time. Besides, traditional bookmarking is a pain; should you dog-ear the page, causing damage to the book, or should you carry around a separate bookmark? Six words: ain’t nobody got time for that!
Apps such as the Nook reading app for the iPhone lets you search through an entire text for a single word or phrase with ease is another huge perk of eReading. This is often used by students to search the textbooks they read on an iPhone for quotes or statistics they need to cite for class. However, many graduated professionals still use it frequently when pleasure reading to find particularly relevant or insightful passages that they remember vaguely but want to revisit in detail. In any case, it takes only a few seconds to type the phase into the search bar in the settings menu and watch as Nook instantly returns all instances of the words.
Cheap or Free Books
As if added convenience in almost every aspect of the book owner’s experience wasn’t enough, how about huge monetary savings. The hugely discounted and oftentimes even free books available through the Nook store and other channels will make your wallet proud. Even if you were to buy a device solely for eReading, the initial cost would quickly be paid for in savings on purchasing books in their electronic forms as opposed to their physical copies.
Lighter Than a Feather
Most books only weigh about a pound, so it might seem ridiculous to complain about the weight they add. When you’re not carrying a backpack or purse, though, carrying an extra object that cannot even fit in a pocket is kind of a big deal. Luckily, a phone is one of those pocket-sized items – you can read all your books on the device that you’re carrying around anyway! And don’t even get me started on how nice it is not to have to carry around heavy academic textbooks…
Never Stop “Reading”
There are many routines in your day – doing household chores, maybe, or walking the dog, or working out at the gym – where you cannot continue reading, even if you’d like to. This problem is solved with Nook’s advanced text-to-speech software, which will read your book to you in a clear and easy-to-understand voice. It’s not like downloading the audiobook, because the text-to-voice starts where you finished reading and lets you know where in the text it stops.
There is nothing more frustrating than running across a word you don’t know in a book and having to skip past it. Nook makes it easy to identify such words, however, by including a built-in dictionary. Just tap the word in question to see what it means. This will expand your vocabulary, add to your understanding of the story, and provide a sense of satisfaction when you can “conquer” the new word.
Last but certainly not least, Nook’s iPhone app comes with a multitude of apps that make excellent use of the power running the iOS and the iPhone’s versatility. You can play music while you’re reading, for example, or follow embedded links in the text to web pages where you will gain a deeper understanding of concepts being discussed. All the extra apps available in the Nook store make the reading experience really exciting.
Millions of readers worldwide have already become enamored by the convenience and versatility; the whole world has begun to embrace eReading via phone. The eReading revolution has begun, so get in on it soon! Put down the book and pick up a library with this clean, lightweight iPhone app.