If you spend a lot of time sitting on trains or planes, you probably want to kick back with a book, or a magazine. The iPad is the best media device of Apple's three gadgets (including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) to read books and magazines.
You can download and read books from Apple iBooks or from Amazon Kindle store.
The iBooks store currently has about 30,000 free books and about 60,000 books from most major publishers. Every book in the store allows you to download a free sample (sometimes more than 50 pages long) Price of books is between $9.99 and $14.99.
Kindle store, of course, offers a far larger selection of books than iBooks with more than 620,000 paid and free books including the latest best sellers and new releases. Books at Kindle store are less expensive and their price is typically less than $9.99. The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, providing users the ability to read Kindle books using this easy-to-use interface. The real advantage of the Kindle app is that you can read and sync books with more devices. Amazon Whispersync enables you to automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all of your devices, so you can pick up right where you left off no matter what device you are reading on. Therefore, you can start reading a book on the iPad at home, for example, and then continue reading on your iPod Touch
while you are waiting in line at the airport. Kindle
store gives you free book samples; so you can read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy it. Then, books you've purchased are wirelessly transferred to the iPad via Amazon's servers.