Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A significant advantage to ebooks

Monday night I got to enjoy one of the best advantages of ebooks that I've found yet.

You might remember that I've been waiting for Shadowfever, the fifth book in the Fever series, since November.  I read the first four books then, and thanks to the biggest cliffhanger of an ending I've ever encountered, I've been waiting on the edge of my seat (so to speak) ever since for the last book to come out.

Shadowfever was scheduled to come out on the 18th.  I preordered the ebook around Christmastime and settled down to wait.  I was hoping I would be able to download the ebook in the wee hours of the morning, and guess what?  At exactly 10:20pm my time (12:20am on the 18th in New York), the ebook became available, and I was able to start reading fully 8 hours before even the East Coast folks could even pick up the book at the bookstore.

If you ask me, that's a significant advantage to an ebook: the ability to get it the night before, especially if you are a night owl reader, like I am!

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