How to Start Reading eBooks
One of the great new inventions of the last several years is the e-book, which is a digital book that you can read on a variety of devices. From Amazon’s Kindle to an iPad or standard laptop, there are many ways to read e-books and plenty of places to purchase them or obtain them for free. But before you get started, you need to decide on your e-book platform. After that, you can begin reading some stories and building your collection!
- Don’t use an iPad to read for long periods of time, especially outdoors—it will strain your eyes with its LCD display.
- Use Open Fire Media if you plan to read content offered through libraries and schools.
- Download Bluefire Reader if you are going to read e-books from many different sources.
- Select Kindle App if you have an Amazon Prime membership—this opens up over 1 million books for you to borrow from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Librar
- If your browser is Firefox by Mozilla, you can download the EPUBReader to read ePub files right in your browser.
- Choose a tablet if you plan to read outside during the day often.
- Remember that e-tablets are only compatible with e-books purchased from their respective companies (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, etc.).
- Download conversion software to remove digital rights management (DRM) from e-books and read them on any device. However, bear in mind these are third-party programs that are not guaranteed to be effective.