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gandraw

The Amazon models work, like the other posters are saying, but you're probably better off getting a non-Amazon reader like from Kobo because those support the epub format natively and that's what most drm free ebooks are in. If you use an Amazon e-reader you'll need to use Calibre to convert the books form epub to mobi all the time.


carrotwax

Calibre more or less equalizes ereaders. Pdfs are another thing entirely. It's hard to convert them and hard to find an ereader that displays them decently. The ones that do have a bigger screen and are pricey.


Fit_Pension

Don't know about new ones but i am using kindle paperwhite since years and it is flawlessly working.


giomaxios

I concur, Kindle Paperwhite is fantastic. I bought a recent version of it and I only have pirated books on it. I read a lot.


Goat666Lord

I also concur. If I have a file I just usually convert it to .mobi using calibre and drag and drop it into the documents folder on the kindle. It’s always on airplane and never hooked up to WiFi so I manage it manually and can’t get any ads that way.


WG47

Kobo.


FBOkKwQE

+1, get a Kobo like the Libra 2.


RepresentativeKeebs

Nook from Barnes & Noble


Buck_Slamchest

You can use calibre to load anything on to a kindle. It'll automatically convert the format and transfer it over. You'll have to manually add the metadata and covers e.t.c.. but Calibre can usually handle that as well. It's also free.


KneeOk2334

Kobo are the best for reaching or a Android tablet if you like to be read to I find they're easier on space if you want a lot of books


KneeOk2334

Yes Kobo are the best I love my Kobo


Mccobsta

I use an old kindle and calibre works great


vinayakgoyal

Go for kindle paperwhite 2021. It's the best by far. Signature edition is not bang for buck. Kindles can open mobi, azw works fine. PDFs are also readable. Don't go for ipad as someone suggested. It's a screen straining eyes not ideal ebook reading.


prezvdi

https://www.pocketbook-int.com/ Pocketbooks only support non-drm books . . and run Linux.


Just_another_usr_365

Boox nova if you have some money to spare. It is fully-featured android device, so you'll have no trobbles getting *DRM-free* ebooks directly from the Internet (as well as DRMed books, BTW). You may use integrated reader, but I'll advice useing software called "Allreader". You can find it on google play (yea, it is advileble, as well as Aurora store, but you'll have to turn it on)


TheRealCaptCrunchy

Kindle Paperwhite FTW


kaljisnedekha

I bought a Kindle 4 (2011) for €25. Downloaded some ePubs from Libgen and transfered them using Calibre. Did not expect it to be this easy.


jack28vs

If she's not reading in sunlight just use a tablet. I use Readera on my tablet but also have a Kindle. I read 3 or 4 books at a time so I switch devices all the time


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FocusF0cu5

Not an e-reader, screen tech is totally different


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jaug1337

Whether you are right or not, the OP specifically asked for a e-reader.


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FermatsLastAccount

> Just respond to content requests by emailing epubs or PDFs to any email account that is being synced with the ipad. You can do that with Calibre too. Email the epub to the email you setup and it'll automatically convert and show up on your ereader.


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FermatsLastAccount

> That requires converting every single file on a computer. No it doesn't? You just email the file to the email address for the e-reader. >An iPad also has far better PDF support. I don't remember the last time I was pirating a book and only found it in PDF. Epubs and Mobis are way more common.


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FermatsLastAccount

>They require conversion. Yes, I use Calibre, but it's an extra step that's entirely unnecessary with an iPad. You can set Calibre up so that you can email the epub to your kindle and it'll automatically convert the file. That's what I've been saying. >PDFs are incredibly common for titles that include charts, graphs, and photos. How-to guides, technical texts, scientific, texts books, user manuals. Yeah, if that's your use case then don't get an eReader. If you're reading books, whether fiction or non fiction, without a lot of graphs, then an eReader is the way to go.


FermatsLastAccount

> Brighter screen for indoor reading Why would you need a brighter screen for indoor reading? Brighter screens would typically be for outdoor usage, but e-ink displays blow iPads out of the water in that regard.


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whydoidothistomyslf

Because they're frontlights, not backlights, which is one of the main reasons somebody would specifically want an ereader.


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whydoidothistomyslf

They do different things and are for different purposes.


aloneinthebigworld

No retina or whatever lcd/oled/microled etc. screen the iPad has can match up to e-ink.


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whydoidothistomyslf

> But for those with older eyes or imperfect vision, a screen is a screen. The majority of my family is legally blind. Everybody prefers eink screens because they're easier on the eyes. You're talking out of your ass.


aloneinthebigworld

The only advantage an iPad may have over an e-book reader is screen size. The resolution (or pixel density, to be more precise) and having a backlit screen is not an issue. As I mentioned in an above comment, the pdf extension is a though point, indeed. On the contrary, it is criminally easy to load non-DRM content onto them. Heck, I've owned my Kindle for years and still don't know or care how to load DRM content onto them. Let me ask you this; have you ever used a device with an e-ink screen for any period of time? If not, then all your points are basically invalid.


aloneinthebigworld

I use a Kindle basic (not sure about the generation though, all I know is that it's all touchscreen). I don't have a single legally obtained book on it, lol. Calibre is a great companion tool, only thing that sucks are pdfs.


gfcacdista

Onyx boox it’s android


LDBaha

I use a Kobo Clara HD that I use for Manga reading. You can easily swap the SD card and mod it to have a different reader that loads epubs really fast etc.


ricKillmonger

How is your manga reading experience? I'm planning on buying a e reader (specifically a Kindle cause other options aren't available in my country) for reading books and manga in ratio 50:50 Do you have to zoom in on manga pages to clearly see text and details or is 6.8 inches enough


LDBaha

No I don't have to zoom in to read. Maybe just to look at the details. It looks [like this](https://i.pcmag.com/imagery/reviews/01hZZX08hFKlyU6kbPE0uti-4..v1569469990.jpg) If I really like the manga and want to look at the drawings then nothing beats a freaking iPad. With the Kobo Clara and the manga reader I am using. I think it's KoReader - It's also super quick to zoom in.


ricKillmonger

You're right but on an e reader it really gives vibe of an actual physical manga Thanks for the reply and attached photo. I think it's very close to a phone in term of details without zooming


Nature_Many

By the way, I would like to ask what is the best E-reader for reading colorful fashion, art, and design periodicals and magazines?


Just_another_usr_365

There is no E-ink device for that. Use a tablet or a computer for that.


Nature_Many

Well, before I was reading journals and magazines on the computer, but because they were all in PDF format, the viewing experience on the computer was not good. So, it's better to buy the tablet again to solve the problem.


Just_another_usr_365

May be a software issue. I am useing pice of software called "Okular", and it is good enought.


Nature_Many

Okular?I'll get it out and try it out.


Just_another_usr_365

Great! Please, tell me the results.


Nature_Many

Haha I am the first time to install and use this, not yet familiar with. But I still need to buy another tablet hahaha.