5/08/12 Ereader Tips and Free Book Downloads So You Got Your First Ereader: A Starter Kit by Angelica Marden May 14, 2011 15 If you've picked your side in the great Sony Reader vs. Nook vs. Kindle debate and are lucky enough to have a new shiny e-reader device, take note of these simple starter tips. And then, power that thing up and read on! Cover It Up! What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and chic designers offer collection after collection of cool cases to cover your reader (like this cute heart case from Jonathan Adler). Snatch one as soon as you can to keep your device from getting scratched or drenched during travels. Check out handmade cases on online shops like Etsy for a unique disguise. Renew Your Library Card What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Many local libraries now allow you access to their collection of downloadable electronic books. Visit your local library's website and load up for free. Image Source: Thinkstock Bookmark Free Book Sources What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! With hundreds of thousands of book titles, blogs, newspapers, and magazines available for download, ereader sources can be as overwhelming as the duodecimal system. Find free Kindle content or free Nookbooks faster by bookmarking your favorite free sources on your reader. Make sure to check out sites like the Gutenberg Project, which offers free eBooks with expired copyrights for most any device. TreSugar has compiled the top 10 free Ebooks for your download pleasure. Start a Book Club What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Nook's LendMe app lets you share "LendMe" books with pals, which makes for perfect book club collaboration. Amazon allows you to lend eligible Kindle books for up to 14 days as well. Best part is, you don't even have to own a Kindle to lend or borrow — you can use one of the many Kindle apps on the Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry devices to take in that wordy bestseller. If you have another type of reader, share your permission files with friends and put the money you saved from sharing into book club snacks and cocktails. Image Source: Thinkstock Deciding Which Device to Buy? Download a Reader App What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Download the free Nook app for your Android, iPhone, or iPad. The Kindle has apps for BlackBerry, Android, and iPhone. Still holding your paper firm? Check out our why you need an eReader.