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 TVKim.com. 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
Kindle
Stanza

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

Screen Size Keyboard Maximum Battery Life File Types Email Web Dimensions
(HxWxD)
Weight Wi-Fi 3G Capacity Price
Kindle Kindle 6" No 1 month AZW, TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, MOBI, PRC Yes Yes 6.5 x 4.5 x 0.34 5.98 oz Yes No 2GB (1400 books) $89; $69 with ads
Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Touch 6" front-lit touch screen Yes (virtual) 2 months AZW, TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, MOBI, PRC Yes Yes 6.7 x 4.6 x 0.36 7.3 oz Yes No 2GB (1400 books) $139; $119 with ads
Kindle Paperwhite 3G Kindle Touch 3G 6" front-lit touch screen Yes (virtual) 2 months AZW, TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, MOBI, PRC Yes Yes 6.7 x 4.6 x 0.36 7.6 oz Yes Yes 2GB (1400 books) $199; $179 with ads
Kindle DX Kindle Keyboard 3g 9.7" Yes 3 weeks AZW, TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, MOBI, PRC Yes Yes 10.4 x 7.2 x 0.38 18.9 oz Yes Yes 4GB (3500 books) $239
Nook Simple Touch Reader Nook Simple Touch Reader 6" touch screen Yes, virtual 2 months ePub, PDF, standard image formats No No 6.5 x 5.0 x 0.47 7.48 oz Yes No 2GB
(1,000 books) expandable
$79
Nook Simple Touch Reader with GlowLight Nook Simple Touch Reader 6" touch screen Yes, virtual 1 month with GlowLight/2 months without ePub, PDF, standard image formats No No 6.5 x 5.0 x 0.47 6.95 oz Yes No 2GB
(1,000 books) expandable
$99
Screen Size Keyboard Maximum Battery Life File Types Email Web Dimensions
(HxWxD)
Weight Wi-Fi 3G Capacity Price