Free Online eBook Readers
Why would I want one?
If you have not yet bought a Kindle or alternative eBook
reader, or want to view an eBook in a larger page presentation than some
of the smaller hand-held devices can offer, then a free eBook reader that
you can use on your computer is just the answer. This gives you access
to cheap eBook versions of many published books. This way you can read
many books for the price of a cup of coffee. Another consideration, due
to their growing popularity, is that many books are only being offered
as eBooks. (A great advantage of an eBook is that you can search for any
phrase, which is particularly useful with non-fiction.)
Amazon Kindle Online Reader
The hand-held Kindle eBook reader is probably the best
known eBook reader, and it does give a very clear black-and-white representation
of a page. It does cost, however. Fortunately, there is a free download
of a Kindle viewer that emulates it and makes reading an eBook on your
computer a pleasurable experience.
I think the online Kindle reader is a really good way to buy and organize your eBook reading.
Mobipocket Online eBook Reader
The Mobipocket online eBook reader can be downloaded from here. This is what it looks like...
Adobe Digital Editions
The Adobe Digital Editions online eBook reader can be downloaded from here. This is what it looks like...
Kindle Cloud eBook Reader
Amazon have brought out an online reader that works directly within browsers - although you must have a browser which supports it. Read more about this here. However, I don't see why you would want to read within a browser rather than have a dedicated application of your choosing for the purpose.
Try it out!
Not that I'm biased of course but, for the price of a coffee, and in appreciation of this information, you could try downloading my psychological thriller SANDMAN in its Kindle format here to give it a try! Or, no matter what eBook format you choose (including Kindle), you can download it from Smashwords.com here.
If you imagined eBooks were out of your reach because you don't have
an expensive and portable eBook reader, then I hope this article proves
that is not the case. As you can see, the text is very readable, and eBook
readers usually offer customizing options (like font size) to allow you
to set them up to your preferences. And so far as the real, separate Amazon
Kindle is concerned, although I don't have one personally, I know people
who do and who are now excited and swear by them. Of course, you wouldn't
want to take them to the beach and get that nasty sand into them, but
in other environments you'd be surprised at how clear the display is and
how long you can go on a single battery charge.
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