What Features Do You Long for in an E-reader?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Today’s lead story looks at the launch of Shanda Literature’s Bambook e-reader, which among its notable features — and perhaps for the first time anywhere — promises to provide a means for solar recharging (though it is not yet clear if this is via an adapter or built in). It’s a novel idea: think of putting the device on the passenger seat of a car while you’re driving to recharge the device or even recharging the device while flying on an airplane, provided you’re sitting in a window seat.

Is solar power a feature you’d welcome in your Kindle or Nook? Or are there others you’re longing for even more? Personally, I’m looking for  — a low-power, high resolution color screen that’s easy on the eyes.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.