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Basics about Ebooks and Ebook Readers for you non-techies

With new Ebook readers and electronic digital technology continually being introduced and changing, we are personally trying hard to keep up and will attempt to keep you up to date as well. We are also going to share our experiences with certain portable electronic digital devices that we have used to read e-books or listen to audio books. We find them easy to use once you know some of their quirks. We enjoy using them very much and think you will, too.

And we'll let you in on the Ebook Reader's dirty little secret. Some Ebook sellers best selling Ebook genre is Erotica. Imagine the possibilities.


Interesting article about which books are published as ebooks:

Going Rogue, Now Unavailable on Kindle - http://www.slate.com/id/2230821/


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To read an E-book you need an E-book reader. Here are some popular models:

To read an E-book you need to an E-book formatted for your E-book reader.

  • Amazon Kindle - (AZW) Format
  • Portable Document Format (PDF) - Sony Readers, Amazon Kindle DX, Palm, PC
  • MobiPocket (PRC or MOBI) – Windows, BlackBerry and Palm operating systems
  • EPUB - Sony Reader, Adobe Digital Editions
  • PDB for Palms
  • Ipod note

To read an E-book you may need E-book reader software for your mobile device.

  • Stanza
  • Mobipocket (used by public libraries)
  • Adobe Digital Edition (used by public libraries)
  • eReader (PDB) for Palms
  • Other reader software available
  • (Kindle and Sony have one come that comes standard.)

Where can you get an E-book?

  • Public library
  • Many on-line e-book selling sources

What else can you do with an E-book reader?

  • You can put your own documents onto the readers
  • create your own ebooks
  • Palm notes
  • iPod Notes
  • You can sometimes translate one E-book format into another E-book format
  • You can use them to listen to Audiobooks.