The e-reader is one of the hottest gadgets on the market. About the same size as a paperback, they hold hundreds or even thousands of titles. And, you can download the latest bestsellers starting from $10. Of course, there are literally thousands of free titles available online.

But, the e-reader market is getting crowded. It seems that a new model is released every week. And manufacturers are updating older models. That makes it difficult to know which one to buy. Start by reading my column. It covers some of the most popular models. And, it tells you what is unique about each model.

But don't stop there! I've got plenty of information to help you make the right choice when buying an e-reader. Keep reading for a handy chart comparing the most popular e-readers on the market. I've also got video reviews of e-readers from Then, you'll find links to articles on e-readers, free software and more free e-books than you can read in a lifetime!

Video reviews
iPad, nook, Sony, Kindle: the best e-book reader
Learn what's new with the upgraded Kindle DX
iPad review (part 1)
iPad review (part 2)
Some of the best apps for the iPad

Understanding e-book formats
Not all e-books work with all e-readers. So, when selecting an e-reader, you need to consider e-book formats. Get help making sense of e-book formats.

Manage and convert your e-books
As your e-book library grows, you'll need help managing it. Or, maybe you want to convert an e-book to a different format. This free program will help you manage and convert your e-books.

Read and edit e-books
You don't need an e-reader to read e-books. This free program will let you read them on your computer. You can also create your own e-books for your reader. It will even let you edit e-books!

Publish your own e-books
Everybody has a story to tell. Thanks to the Internet, it is easy to publish your story. Find out how to publish and sell your e-book. And find free and paid titles from other writers.

Finding free e-books
Download free bestsellers and more
Get hundreds of thousands of free titles
Thousands of free e-books for e-readers and smart phones
A trove of free e-books, audio books and more

Apps for reading e-books on a smart phone

Click here for a comprehensive chart of E-book readers.