10 Great Ebook Apps For Ebook Lovers

10 Great Ebook Apps For Ebook LoversLet’s face it, Ebooks are here to stay. While there are those who don’t like to use them and rather stick to paper copies, others prefer the digital versions. No matter what, the truth is that ebooks are now a great big part of the book industry. These ten great ebook apps for ebook lovers will help make your reading experience that much better. One of the best things about ebooks is that you don’t even have to have a dedicated e-reader device. You can use tablets, smartphones and other means to read them. Below, are some of the best apps available for you to do so and many of them are totally free.

 

EBookDroid – (Android)

 

The EBookDroid app is an awesome eReader to use. It is especially designed for DJVU and PDF files. You can even use it as a document reader as well. Some of the features include annotations, text notes, text selection and an external dictionary support. There is a free version and a paid version for $2.99.

 

You may also want to check out How To Find The Best E-Book Reader For You

 

Kindle – (iOS, Android)

 

The Amazon Kindle is one of the most popular ebook readers on the market today. The Kindle app is a great way to have some of what a Kindle offers, without buying one. Some of the features include library management, font size customization, brightness and a marketplace reader. You can view free classics and the hottest bestsellers available at the kindle store. Best of all, the app is free.

 

Overdrive Media Console – (Android, iOS)

 

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on ebooks,  you should download the Overdrive Media Console app. This great application lets users borrow both audiobooks and ebooks from libraries. The participating libraries that have digital collections will let you borrow them without any hassle. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about returning the ebooks and audiobooks with complications or trouble. It is also free.

 

Aldiko Book Reader – (iOS, Android)

 

The Aldiko Book Reader app is an awesome ebook reader that lets users discover tons of free books. The app features global text search and support for Adobe DRM, EPUB and PDF encrypted ebooks. You also get support for any digital copies that you rent from public libraries. There’s a free version and a $3.79 paid version.

 

Bookari – (Android, iOS)

 

Once called Mantano Reader, the Bookari ebook reading app is a must have for ebook lovers. The app offers features such as text search, night mode, reader themes and annotation. For quick and easy jumping between pages, bookmarks and chapters, there is a pinable navigation panel feature. Bookari offers support for Adobe DRM, EPUB and PDF formats. There’s a free version and $4.99 paid version.

 

AlReader – (Android)

 

For those who need an app with tons of features and support of many common ebook formats, then AlReader is the one. You can use it on RTF, MOBI, PRC and other formats. It also supports EPUB but not DRM. Some of the cool features are page turning animations, alignment, viewing modes, scrolling and even several colorful profiles. There are 3 paid versions – $.99/$2.67and $9.72 as well as free version.

 

Scribd (Android, iOS)

 

If you want an app that offers unlimited access program for books then Scribd delivers. Often compared to the “Netflix app for books,” Scribd has a huge library for its users. There are over half a million books to choose from. They include a great selection of genres from more than 900 publishers. The curated editorial collections and customizable display are just two of the many features. Although the app is free to download, you have to pay a $8.99 a month subscription.

 

Cool Reader – (Android)

 

With tons of support for many different formats, the Cool Reader ebook app is very popular. There is LitRes, Doc, OPDS, HTML, PML, RTF, EPUB and FB2, support. The Cool Reader app has been around longer than most as well. Although the user interface may be a bit antiquated, it is still very easy to use. Best of all, it is totally free!

 

Bluefire – (iOS, Android)

 

The Bluefire ebook reading app has plenty of handy features to let you enjoy reading your favorite digital copies. There is a night mode, bookmarks, annotations and themes. You can also choose the margin widths and text size you want. The Bluefire app offers Adobe Content Server DRM, PDF and EPUB files support. For iOS users, if you want to switch to another reading device without losing your spot, then Bluefire has a reading location synch feature just for that. The app is free to download.

 

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FB Reader (Android)

 

Offering multiple format support, the FB Reader app delivers users a great reading experience. There is HTML, RTF, DOC, MOBI, EPUB and many other format support. Some of the handy features FB Reader has are margin, external dictionary support, page animations and text colors. The app also lets you play around with the font sizes and backgrounds as well as other features. It is only available for Android though and it is totally free.

 


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Tips For Selling Your Ebook

Tips For Selling Your Ebook
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One of the great things about the technological breakthroughs we have experienced in the last decade is the many opportunities created. The invention of ebooks has been one of those doors opened for writers. Before ebooks, it was very hard for writers to be able to have their work published. Now, anyone can easily create an ebook and sell it. But if you are new to the ebook industry, there are many things to learn. That means how do you go about selling it and getting it out there for people to see it, buy it and read it. Here are some great tips for selling your ebook which can help you do it.

 

 

Make Your Cover Great –

We have all heard the quote to never judge a book by its cover. However, when it comes to your book being sold, it does not apply. On the contrary, not having a great ebook cover page can end up costing you. A lot of ebooks never end up selling or generating buzz due to their bland covers. Writers need to keep in mind that the cover is most often the first thing a person sees. Take time and invest in getting an excellent and great ebook cover.

 

Confused on where to get started? Read How To Write an eBook

 

Give Out Free Copies

While you may find this approach hard to understand since you are looking to ‘sell’ your ebook, it works. However, one of the best ways for new authors to make it is by giving away free copies. For one, it will allow people to see just how good your work is. Secondly, you will generate buzz for your it as well. Giving away something for free is the best way to produce word of mouth. If you give out 30 free copies to your friends, it can do several things for you. For one, you can see if your writing is good enough by the feedback. Also, if you are good, you will have those people send the ebook to their friends. Before long, as more readers continue to share your ebook, it will increase your readership, following and recognition. You can do a limited time offer from 30 to 90 days. By the time you get to your second or third ebook, it will make selling it much more easier and faster.

 

Blog It Online –

The internet is the best thing to have happen to ebook authors and entrepreneurs. It gives them a platform to showcase whatever they are selling. You can write articles about your ebook and blog it on websites. You can also offer excerpts of your ebook on sites and blog communities catering to this genre. Posting articles will also give you name recognition and advertising. You will also improve your reputation and gain followers too. Keep in mind that doing this will not offer instant results. This process takes some time to work, but if done right, it does.

 

Use Multiple eBook Stores –

Most people know about the top selling ebook stores such as Amazon, Apple and B&N. However, getting your ebook there can be difficult when you are just starting out. But there are many other smaller ebook stores out there. Using them can boost your sales significantly. The more places you use to promote your book, the higher your chances to sell it will become.

 

Make Sure The Price Is Right –

Too many new authors make the mistake of wanting to get rich from their first ebook. They end up offering their book at a high price. While most ebooks on Amazon are sold at around $9.99, that doesn’t mean yours will sell for that price. Keep in mind that these are established and well known authors. Many new ebook writers offer their ebooks at $0.99 to start. While it may not make you a lot of money at first, it will get your work out there for the next book.

 

Other Tips To Consider –

Some other great tips to consider is partnering with ebook blogs and websites. These are sites dedicated to ebook junkies. Since there are so many ebook readers out there, this community is very powerful. You can quickly get your ebook out there. Other people join affiliate programs to sell their ebook online as well. Authors can also use social media outlets to promote and share their ebook. Some ebook writers subsidize their work with a cosponsor as well. They can end up promoting your ebook for you. Lastly, you can do paid advertising and pay for book reviews. Having just one great review can end up giving you some credibility and recognition.

 

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24 Websites To Download Free E-Books

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E-books have made it possible for anyone to read on many different devices: on your phone, your e-reader, your laptop or your computer. You can carry your favorite books with you, read lecture notes and articles on the go—and also publish your very own fictional or scientific work yourself!

Getting e-books is becoming more and more easy as well. The biggest book distributors like Amazon or Barnes & Noble offer an online market for e-books, where you can purchase them along with the paperback or hardcover versions.

However, there are literally millions of free e-books available online, completely for free! Most of them are fictional stories, guides, or documentaries published by independent authors, or freely accessible lecture notes, text books and scientific papers by researchers and universities. In today’s article, we will present you with 24 websites where you can download or find free e-books in many different genres and categories!

 

Download E-Books Online

For your convenience, we have tried to sort the following websites into different categories. The first pages will contain all sorts of e-books for free download, containing fictional as well as non-fictional books.

 

1. Free-Ebooks.net – On Free-Ebooks.net you will find books beloning to many different categories, ranging from fiction to textbooks and academic work. They even provide some audiobooks, if you are interested in those as well.
Registering for a free account, you are able to download up to 5 ebooks per month in the PDF format. This free account is mandatory for any kind of download. A so-called VIP account (paid) will give you access to downloads in the EPUB and Amazon Kindle format, as well as the lifting of download limitations.

2. FreeBookSpot – The page provides books in many different categories in both fiction and non fiction. They also provide e-books in other languages than English, like German, French or Spanish.
Downloads are handled by different, third-party providers. In most cases, a slow download (linked to a certain amount of waiting until the link is available) is free. High speed download has to be purchased. Depending on the uploader, you will either receive the file directly in one specific format, or a ZIP archive containing the book in many different formats.

3. Bookyards – On bookyards, you can find books of different genres. They are all published by independent authors, thus it is also possible to find spam resp. advertisements. However, there are still quite some gems among the books listed.
Downloads are free and available in the PDF format only.

4. ebook3000.com – The books available at ebook3000.com range from fictional books over non-fiction to comics even.
The download of the books and comic is free. Depending on the book, the formats in which they are available may differ. Usually, they are provided in either PDF or EPUB, or CBR when it comes to comics. After registering for a free account, there is also a read online mode available.

5. manybooks.net – manybooks.com provides books in many different categories, fiction and non-fiction.
The books can be downloaded in many different formats, suiting your e-reader or e-book reader app. Furthermore, there is a possibility to read the books online in your browser. Both, the read online mode and the download are free and do not require registration.

6. Adobe Digital Editions – With Digital Editions, Adobe provides users with a versatile e-book reader. On the homepage of Adobe Digital Editions, they also provide a small library of sample e-books.
The download of the books in the library is for free, however they are only provided in the EPUB format.

7. SlideShare – SlideShare is a popular platform run by LinkedIn that allows users to upload slides and presentations. There, you can easily download lectures or other presentations on different topics, uploaded by other users.
To use SlideShare, you are required to register. You can easily login using your Facebook or LinkedIn account though. The downloads are all provided in PDF, and of course you can view the slideshows online as well.

 

E-Books On Specific Topics

The following websites provide e-books about certain, specific topics.

 

8. Project Gutenberg – As one of the most well-known distributors of electronic books, Project Gutenberg offers free scientific books and articles on their platform.
The books can be downloaded in in many different formats.

9. Planet eBook – Planet eBook is specified in classic literature.
All downloads are available in the PDF format.

10. Planet Publish – Just like the aforementioned, Planet Publish offers classic literature to it’s users.
Download are available in PDF only.

11. bookboon – On bookboon, you will find many different textbooks and books related to different business topics.
To be able to download the books, you are required to enter your e-mail as well as information about your studies or field of employment. Furthermore, by providing your e-mail address, you subscribe to their newsletter (which can be easily unsubscribed to again). Downloads are in the PDF format.

12. OnlineProgrammingBooks.com – As the name suggests, this website provides different books about programming in different frameworks and languages.
They also provide downloads in PDF only.

13. Tech Books For Free – If you are looking for different tech-related books you came for the right place.
Depending on the book, Tech Books For Free either links you to the original content to read it online, or provides a download link, either directly or using a third-party uploader. Depending on the book, the available format can differ.

 

Paid & Free E-Books

Some websites that offer e-books for purchase also have a list of books you can download for free. The following websites provide both: books you can buy and books you can download for free:

 

14. BookRix – BookRix offers e-books in many different categories ranging from fiction (Fantasy, Romance, Juvenile Fiction, Thriller, etc.) and non-fiction (Nature, Philosophy, etc.). The stories published are mostly by indie authors, however you will find some classical literature as well. Section for free books: here
BookRix offers a read online mode to their users as well as providing download in the MOBI or EPUB format (or both).
Furthermore, they offer a community section for authors that want to publish their work on BookRix or talk to other authors. Community: here

15. eLibrary – eLibrary provides paid and free books in different categories. Section for free books: here
The free books can be downloaded as PDF.

16. Bean – Bean publishing is specialized in fantasy books. Some of the books they offer can be downloaded for free. Section for free books: here
F
or the free books, Bean offers a read online mode as well as a download in MOBI, EPUB or other e-book formats.

 

Read E-Books Online

Some websites do not allow you to download the books available, however you can read them in your browser.

17. ReadEasily – ReadEasily provides e-books in different categories both from fiction and non-fiction, however the books mostly belong to the classic literature genre.

18. Issuu – On Issuu, you can read all kinds of magazines in different languages online.

 

For more see here: How To Read E-Books on Chrome & Firefox

 

E-Book Link-Lists & Search Engines

The websites listed in this category do not offer direct downloads of e-books. Instead, they function as either a big list of links that lead to downloadable or online-readable content, or search engines that will direct you to the pages that offer the download of different materials.

 

19. Book Gold Mine – The Book Gold Mine is a collection of links to scientific books, lectures, notes, etc. The links lead to the original and freely accessible content, oftentimes provided by either the authors or universities and research facilities.

20. The Online Books Page – A search engine for scientific work. You can find lectures and magazine articles on different topics here. The links lead to other distributors like JSTOR or the original authors.

21. eBookLobby – A small selection of books, providing more non-fiction than fiction. The links lead  to other e-book distributors or the original authors of the books.

22. e-Books Directory – A search engine for different books of fiction or non-fiction. For some categories, they even provide links to freely downloadable audiobooks. Again, the links lead to the original sources or other distributors.

23. FreeComputerBooks.com – As the name suggests, the page revolves around books about computers, IT, programming languages and more. The provided links lead to purchase possibilities as well as read online modes or third-party downloaders, depending on the book itself.

24. Free Ebooks Download Links – A blog that lists scientific books about programming, biology, maths and more. The links provided lead to freely downloadable sources by the original authors.

 

Convert Your E-Books

Some of the pages listed above allow you to download the e-books in many different formats. However, not all sites proved to be as versatile. Thus, it may be necessary for you to convert your e-book into a format that your e-reading application or e-reader can support.

You may have to convert the downloaded books when:

  • the download of certain formats is only available for paid account (e.g. Free-Ebooks.net),
  • only PDF downloads are possible (e.g. PlaneteBook, bookboon, Bookyards, OnlineProgrammingBooks.com, Planet Publish, SlideShare),
  • or the format you need is not available (e.g. BookRix, FreeBookSpot, Adobe Digital Editions, Tech Books For Free).

The format you have to choose depends on your e-book reader or e-reader app. Here’s a helpful article that tells you which formats are used by which e-book readers: Files Supported by Your eBook Reader

 

And where can you convert your files? Online-Convert.com provides many different and free e-book converters. There, you can convert your downloaded book to MOBI, PDF, EPUB, AZW, FB2 or other e-book formats.

How Ebooks Are Better for the Book Publishing Industry

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When most people think about an Ebook, they automatically assume that the ebook has ruined the book publishing industry. This is because when ebooks first came out, many in the book industry thought the ebooks would destroy them. However, that is not the case. You would be surprised to know how ebooks have been better for the book publishing industry, the writers and readers in the long run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebooks Changed The Industry

 

The reality is that ebooks have changed the print book industry in its entirety. Still, there are those that think that because of the way ebooks have taken over the market, that they are or will be the death of the publishing company. Nevertheless, statistics prove otherwise though, as they account for some interesting numbers. While the sales of print books are actually down from years ago, they are only down by a slight margin. And even with that number, print books sales still outnumber ebook sales by a margin of 3 to 1. Ironically enough, most of these changes actually benefit writers since they receive about 20 to 25% of the profits publishers receive from the sale of an ebook. There are a few reasons for this. For one, publishing ebooks cost very little when compared to print books. This creates a higher profit margin for both publishers and writers.  Ebooks are also more easier to purchase since most consumers do not even have to leave their homes or workplace to buy them. Also, since ebooks are delivered electronically, they can be received instantly by the buyer which actually increases sales.

 

Have questions about ebooks? Then check out FAQ – Everything You Need To Know About E-Book Conversion

 

Why Ebooks Sell

 

Since printed books normally sell for about $12 to $30 for a new book, most readers are reluctant to purchase them. However, the low prices for ebooks make them a bargain when compared to printed books. Most ebooks sell for about $.99 to a few dollars. The difference in prices helped make ebooks sell easier and faster. Impulse purchasing of such bargain ebooks account for a huge number of the total sales. The last time purchasing like this went on was back in the 1970’s. Back then the mass market paperbacks were sold for about $.50 to $.95 cents each.

 

More Reasons To Buy Ebooks

 

There are those that love the printed book since they love the real feel of turning a page and how an actual book feels in their hands. These readers also look forward to adding these books to their bookshelves and collection. However, others out there actually love ebooks for the opposite reasons. This is because purchasing an ebook allows them to save space and storage. Ebooks also enable readers to be able to have multiple books at their fingertips without having to carry them like printed books.

Another reason why ebooks are cheaper is because they do not require shipping, storage, printing, binding or wholesaling since they are digitally or electronically delivered. Because of all of these factors, they are easier to publish for the writers and publishers since they do not require huge investments. The reality is that while most book publishers won’t admit it, ebooks ended up saving the book publishing industry.

 

Wondering what it takes to write an ebook? Then you should read about How To Write an eBook

 

The truth is most of us are always afraid of changes and new things that come around and threaten to do away with those things we are used to. Still, in many instances, the new changes end up benefiting us in the long run. Ebooks are the future and conclusively, the best thing to happen to the publishing industry and the reading public.