One of the best things about smartphones and tablets is the ability to read ebooks anywhere, but there are plenty of services around.
We gathered some of the best ebook stores and services around, ranging from the established to the promising.
The undisputed king of ebooks, the Amazon Kindle Store boasts quite possibly the largest library around, with well over a million books on offer.
For those without cash at the moment the store also offers free previews as well as free classic titles, so you'll always have something to read.
The Kindle Store and Reader app is also available on a wide variety of platforms, such as the Kindle e-reader itself, the iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows Phone 7.
Apple's take on the ebook scene isn't too shabby at all, with a pleasant user-interface and competitive prices to be had.
Unfortunately for the iBooks service, only free classic titles are available for the South African service, necessitating the creation of a US iTunes account.
The Kobo books store is another neat digital service, comparing very favourably to Amazon's Kindle Store too.
The store features a huge library of books, including free titles, but seems to be more expensive than Amazon's effort for the most part.
Yes, one of South Africa's more popular online retailers also features an ebook section, filled with plenty of titles, and all you'll need to do is download the Kalahari PDF reader.
Although prices in general are a bit steeper than its international rivals, the Kalahari ebooks section lets you pay via bank deposit and EFT, making it a great choice for those without credit cards.
Another one of SA's prominent retailers has gotten into the ebook world in the form of Exclusives, and it makes sense after all.
Exclusives has plenty of titles on hand, available in the industry-leading ePub format. However, it lacks the free previews of its rivals and also requires that you install Adobe Digital Editions.