Readers for your PC
There are a number of applications out there designed to help avoid problems with reading in front of your monitor, by making reading ebooks – or any kind of lengthy texts online – safer and easier. Here’s a selection of the best:
NOOK for Windows 8 is an ebook reading app and library for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Also available to download for your Ipad or Android Tablet. Suitable to read ePub, PDF formats. Want to get some free ebooks for your Nook, this is a good website to go : 6 Places to Get Free Nook Books. Another good website is : 10 sites where you can find and download them.
Kindle for PC Remember you have to register on Amazon.com to purchase ebooks. This software is only suitable to read Mobi format ebooks. This also can be used to read free Mobi books(links to sites for free books are below) . NEW 3900+ General MOBI Ebooks Collection on DVD for sale, please contact me for details. The list of places to get free ebooks for your Kindle are listed below.
Kobo also has a Free Kobo eReading Apps that is suitable for your PC, Mac, Android phone, Ipad or Iphone and Blackberry. This reader is suitable to read ePub format ebooks. They also sell a good selection of Epub eBooks.
Free Sony Reader app for your PC, mac, android and iOS devices.
FBReader Useful eReader especially for smaller netbooks because it allows for rotating the text.
Barnes&Noble Nook eReader compatible for iPod, iPhone, Android, NOOK, NOOKcolor, PC & more.
Calibre in not only an eBook Reader but it can also convert from a huge number of formats to a huge number of formats: example: LIT, MOBI, EPUB, HTML, PRC, RTF, PDB, TXT, PDF. It supports all the major e-book formats including the Kindle Reader & Sony EReader along with many more formats.
Mobipocket Reader for PC has a similar layout to iTunes and gives you a more Kindle-like experience on the Netbook than the actual Kindle for PC software can provide. Where the Kindle for PC software falls flat and Calibre shines with organization, Mobipocket Reader stands out for having all the neat annotation, bookmarking, and interface tweaking aspects you find in the Kindle Reader but brought to Windows without all the DRM-hassle.
uBook is a simple, yet powerful eBook reader for Windows and Pocket PCs that can read HTML, TXT, RTF, PDB and PRC (not secure) eBook files. It can read directly from inside ZIP files, and supports BMP, GIF, PNG and JPG images.
Desktop Author sets out with an ambitious promise – to provide you with everything you need to publish your own eBook. Whether you want to create multimedia presentations, newsletters, photo albums or marketing infromation, the program aims to oblige. The published output is designed to be as true to a real book as possible, allowing the reader to flip the pages realistically by clicking on the right side of the page to move forward, and the left side to move back. Besides text, you can adorn the pages of your virtual tome with images, MPEGs and even Flash movies.
WebReader is a handy little application that lets you save web pages and content to a folder on your desktop. When you want to view it later, all you have to do is open up WebReader, locate the folder in which your document was saved, and click to read it. Comes installed with a few full books, Zoom in and out of your reading selections and Auto-scroll at variable speeds.
yBook: If you want the ease of ebooks with the feel of an old-style paperback. This free, lightweight ebook reader takes ebooks from various sources – including straight from a web address – and displays them on an easy-to-read “paper” background that you can browse through with just a click.
Microsoft Reader Pretty limited number of free eBooks.
MangaMeeya is a handy image viewer that makes reading manga and other comics much more comfortable – a true must-have for all comic fans! MangaMeeya supports the following formats: ZIP, RAR, CBR, CBZ, BMP, GIF, JPG. No installation required, Support for many formats, Various viewing options, Comfortable mouse and keyboard controls. Cons: Doesn’t include any comics,No management tools.
More Comic Readers are available from this website.
iStonsoft ePub Converter : Build an eBook by converting multiple formats to ePub: Word to ePub, PDF to ePub, Text to ePub, HTML to ePub, MOBI to ePub, etc. – Batch convert more than one file to ePub at one time. – Preserve all the text, columns, tables, images, graphics, hyperlinks, layouts in the imported files. – Output the standard eBook format compatible with most popular e-Readers. Drag and drag files to application directly. – Convert a 500-page document to ePub eBook in less than 1 minute. Good preservation Preserve all the text, columns, tables, images, graphics, hyperlinks, layouts in the imported files. Contents in the output ePub eBooks look the same as they are in the original files.
Cool Read: CoolRead is equipped with a bounty of tools which help you completely customize your reading environment. There are also plenty of options for editing pages, such as copying, pasting and deletion.
Why not check out Adobe-Digital Editions for free downloads to ebooks and reader.
(To put a free ebook into your kindle from amazon.com works the same as a purchased ebook, by taking you to a link next to the title of the ebook and saving it to your device, either kindle for PC, My Kindle reader or Kindle Cloud. Kindle Cloud is online storage for your ebook until you are ready to read it by downloading it to your reader).
Pretty cool Squidoo lens: The Best Free Kindle Books – *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 – 48 hours.
Also from Amazon.com the best paid and free eBooks of any genre for the kindle.
(The following iPad link will open using the Ipad for the The best Free Kindle Mysteries & Trillers,).
Great new website with links to hundreds of free kindle ebooks: freebookshifter.com. Remember you do not need a kindle reader to read these free books, you can download the software kindle to read them on your PC or tablet, see link above.
Kindle, ePub, PDF and online eBooks
(To put a free ebook in to any other device besides a kindle, you first download it to your PC, (create a folder in Documents makes it easier to keep track of your eBooks) and once the digital reader is plugged into the USB socket it works the same as an USB storage stick. It’s just a case of copy & paste or drag the ebook into the reader which can be seen after you click in to Computer). WiFi readers can usually access directly to a store.
Ebook Blitz: Free eBooks for Kindle and ePub from all over the Web. Great website thanks to Faydra Deon. Check out her other website: The Free Web: Don,t pay for it unless you have to.
Other readers! fear not, plenty of free ebooks on this website to either read online or download in many different formats.
Thanks to our friends at Gizmos:
672 Places for Free eBooks Online – As a Single Page
135 sites that legally offer free audio books, either for online listening or for download.
116 Places For Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks Online
97 Places For Free Kindle eBooks Online (Legally).
41 Places For Free Travel eBooks Online. Some online, some ePub and some Kindle.
88 Places For Free Mystery, Detective, Thriller & Crime (Fiction) eBooks Online
60 Places For Free Computer & Internet eBooks Online
Purchasing ebooks in Ireland:
To purchase (or get free) Mobi ebooks (Kindle)in Ireland for your kindle you have to purchase from the UK Amazon.co.uk website.
To purchase ePub ebooks for all other readers including the Sony reader:
Easons do a great selection of ebooks at reasonable prices, but you will need your Debit or credit card. So far Easons only sell Epub ebooks which can be used in your Sony reader or indeed in the majority of readers except for the Kindle (only use mobi format).
Kobo Ireland has a great selection of ePub eBook to purchase also for any eReader except kindle. You can Create an account to start receiving info on promotions, exclusive offers, new releases and MORE!
Ebookshoppe.com have been been selling eBook downloads for over 10 years and the company now has over 60,000 official version ebooks to purchase and download. Ebookshoppe offers the widest range of eBooks possible and across and as many formats as possible.
EBOOKS.COM sells ebooks in multiple electronic formats in all categories. It claims there are the leading specialist ebook retailer.
Waterstone.com: All eBooks sold on Waterstones.com are in ePUB or PDF format secured with Adobe ADEPT Digital Rights Management. Please note that ePUB eBooks are not compatible with Kindle devices.