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Some people are debating as to whether the ongoing evolution of the E-Book reader is a positive one or not.  The Fact is that E-Book readers will continue to evolve.  Try to be sure that your book is one of the recommended ones at the conclusion of the readers experience.


When my Kindle tells me that I have 5 minutes left in my chapter. My device has been timing my reading and applies it to unread text.  This is my device interacting with me.  It makes me feel as if I’m racing the clock…and since I definitely don’t need to be reminded how very little free time I have, it gives me a harried feeling. Clearly, I need to turn this feature off (now to figure out how to do that).

Seeing a request at the end of the book to like a book on Facebook, tweet about it, or buy the next book.  I don’t do any of those things, but I don’t mind seeing the request.