It is worth the price 10 times over! I have SOOO many books on my kindle that I can take anywhere with me, I can automatically see the definition of a word, translate foreign words/phrases, AND (notice the big and) it has already paid for itself from all the books I have downloaded for free! Authors put books on Amazon for free as promotions and I get emails every day letting me know what books are free for the day. I can't remember the last time I paid for a book (unless it is something specific I am looking for) and I always have books on hand that I haven't read yet because of this. Don't wait another second. You will not regret it if you are an avid reader!