Gina Wilhelm Actress – Amazon Kindle
Actors need to read. We need to study methods, techniques, and we’re constantly reading monologue books and scripts looking for new material. And of course, there are all the resources on the actual BUSINESS of show that we need to study.
My house is full of terrific resources for the working actor. But with a Kindle, those books are available any time, any where.
The latest model is slimmer than earlier ones, and is smaller and weighs less than a paperback book, giving you your entire library at your fingertips.
Need that elusive Shakespeare quote? About to go into an audition, and want to check that monologue one last time? Find them in a flash on the Kindle!
The newest Kindle holds up to 3500 books, twice the storage of the previous model. It also features free 3G wireless and built-in Wi-Fi, so you can connect and download books at Wi-Fi hotspots.
The battery lasts up to a month on a single charge, and the screen features greater contrast than the previous models, making it easier to read. It also has a bright screen that can be read in bright sunlight without glare.
This model also has a WebKit-based browser, allowing for 3G web browsing (though Amazon points out that this feature is still experimental).
Further, it has an enhanced PDF reader. This helps the musical theater actor or actress who is able to find (or scan) his or her music in a PDF file. Now music learning is mobile, without having to lug that giant score around.
There are over 750,000 books available, as well as newspapers and blogs. Out-of-copyright books are free, and many books, including several best-sellers, are under $10. Kindle will also feature book lending later this year.
The Kindle features WhisperSync, so books can be read on an iPad, home or laptop computer, or SmartPhone. And purchased books are stored on the Amazon online Kindle library and can be re-downloaded for free anytime.
Best of all, while it’s a fantastic tool for the actor or actress in your life, the Amazon Kindle is great for anyone, young or old, who loves to read.