The ebook industry is one that is constantly growing and one that is only just in its infancy. Already Amazon sell considerably more ebooks than they sell real books, and there are countless other vendors that sell ebooks in other formats that are more flexible and less restrictive than Amazon’s. The ebook publishing industry has liberated the publishing industry to the extent that it is now no longer only large publishers that can produce books, but rather anyone who has the patience and the inclination to put their words on paper. It means that the same that that your average Joe can carry with him thousands of books at a time, and that they can buy them instantly and without having to pay half the cost they would have done for hard copy information.In other words ebooks have greatly freed up information to be truly available to all and this means that there are countless reasons to buy ebooks. However, all that aside, perhaps the most important reason to buy ebooks is the portability – and the fact that it means that you can carry countless books on you at once in your pocket; mixed with the flexibility and the fact that you can read with no hands while eating your cereal. These abilities are completely limitless when you buy ebooks but are restricted only by the device that you choose to read them on. If you read books on a device with a small harddrive space for instance then that means that you will be able to fit fewer books to read on there. Meanwhile if you use a device that is smaller it means craning your eyes to read. It’s the hardware and the software that dictates the reading experience in this case, all the way down to the size of the font and the flexibility in the way the text can be displayed.So choosing the right device to read on is crucial when you buy ebooks and you need to think about this long and hard. As long as you can download a reader for your chosen format (PDF, ePub etc) then you should be able to read ebooks on any device from a phone to a computer to a tablet to a specific ebook reader. Here are some advantages of each.Tablet: Tablets are great for reading ebooks because they have such a big screen and such an intuitive interface. If you like the idea of holding a device the size of a magazine and swiping pages then this is ideal.Phones: Phones beat tablets in that they are smaller and you are likely to already be carrying them. This means you can enjoy them more readily and you are more likely to have them on you when you find yourself at a lose end for five minutes.E-readers: E-readers tend to be between the previous two devices in terms of size but are designed with reading in mind meaning that the screen is the ideal size and meaning that you can stop worrying about glare on the screen.Computers: Computers are convenient to read on in that you will already have the hardware so no investment is required and they are great for multitasking. Sadly though they are the least portable and versatile.