The main benefit of the e-book reader is the convenience of having hundreds if not thousands of books stored electronically rather than taking up space by the side of your bed or in your loft or garage. People also tend to take lots of books on holiday, well this could soon become a thing of the past as travelers can just take a single, lightweight hand held device weighing a few grams.
Also, if you are like this author and get very frustrated about coming to the end of a great book and then having nothing to read for a few days before you can get another, this can be avoided with an e-book reader. Once you have finished reading a book electronically simply download another book from the Internet. This can be extremely satisfying especially when you can search online for sequels or titles by the same author.
Perhaps one of the most exciting applications for the e-book reader is for students, the cost of buying textbooks year after year can face a serious financial burden on already stretched student finances. However, it is feasible for a student to buy the majority of study books on their e-book reader. This will save a few hundred pounds as well as removing the need to carry heavy books around campus! But I think that the books have at this moment still advantages when you are in the bed or train and want to read something. It will be still a while until there exist little computers with flexible pages and they produce always different pages on this flexible screen. This screen should be like paper.