Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Thrifty Thursday - Kindle App

You've probably heard of e-readers like the Amazon Kindle before. You can download and store thousands of books to these portable devices and carry them around with you wherever you go. They also provide a great money-saving opportunity...

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I've noticed that Kindle eBooks tend to be slightly cheaper than physical books, for example John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (which I read on the flight to Spain, and LOVED) will cost you £2.49 as an eBook, £3.85 as a paperback, or £14.27 as a hardcover book.

Here's the best part - you don't need a Kindle to read Kindle eBooks! Simply download the Kindle app to your PC/Mac/Tablet/iPhone/Android phone/Windows phone and you're good to go! (See full list of compatible devices here.)

This has been great for me as I love physical books too much to ditch them altogether and buy a Kindle, but sometimes I find really cheap eBooks which are useful for particular research projects I'm doing, so it's much more convenient to have them on my device at the click of a button rather than find them in a bookshop or library.

This is a great way to save money on books without forking out for a new e-reader. If you are looking to buy an e-reader, check out MoneySavingExpert's run-down on the best deals here. On a similar but different note, you can get a 6-month free trial of Amazon Student here.

Do you have a Kindle or something similar? Do you prefer physical books or eBooks?
//All prices correct at time of publication//

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