eBook readers not the only way to read e-books


With the Nook a no-show this year, the Amazon Kindle DX out of stock (thanks to earlier sellouts), and many other ebook readers in short supply, this year many adults will feel the pain that children know all too well: the dissatisfaction of opening up a rain check on Christmas morning. But it doesn't have to be this way, because you can read eBooks on many different devices. Even though these devices don't offer an e-ink screen, week-long battery life or the same portability of a traditional eBook reader, the good news is that you don't have to buy anything extra.

Below, you'll find out how to give an eBook on Christmas that your gift recipient can read that very day, even if your Nook or Kindle eBook reader won't arrive for weeks.