Having recently done a Member Giveaway of my ebook, Children of the Elementi, I sent emails with the book attached in the Kindle and epub formats. I was surprised that not everyone knew about Kindle for PC or Mac, so I thought I would do a brief post about the various ways to read an ebook on your computer.
The best software for reading Mobi files is always going to be using the Kindle software but there are several different versions.
Go to Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk (whichever is appropriate) and click on Kindle on the left navigation bar. Choose Free Kindle Reading Apps. A page will load which will give you the option to download the app for your PC or Mac. Download and enjoy.
The advantage of using the Kindle Apps is that if you read books on your phone using Kindle but then read a little on your computer, if you bought the book from Amazon then it will synchronise how for you’ve got. This means you don’t have to mess with bookmarks, the software just opens at the point where you stopped reading previously. Brilliant.
You can read Mobis and PDFs using this.
Calibre ebook software is not just a way to manage your ebooks, it also contain an ereader. You can pretty much read all file formats using this software. Its multipurpose.
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Digital Editions
With Acrobat you can read PDFs and with Adobe Digital Editions you can read Epubs and PDFs.
You CAN have the benefits of ebooks without ereader devices!
Please note: There are other ebook readers but these are the best in my opinion. This is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to find out more type ereaders into Google.
Fantasy Island Book Publishing News
This weekend I was busy putting the finishing touches to the book cover for the talented author Connie J Jasperson’s The Last Good Knight. If you can’t wait for the print edition why not mooch over to Fantasy island Publishing and get the ebook?
And just a reminder of the great books over at Fantasy Island Publishers:
Terps by Elaine Gannon
The Rose Tower by Connie J. Jasperson
After Ilium by S. M. Swartz
Children of the Elementi by Ceri Clark
Emeline and the Muntant by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Miranda Warning by Marilyn Rucker Norrod
Brother, Betrayed by Danielle Raver
Ednor Scardens by Kathleen Barker
Land Of Nod, The Artifact by Gary Hoover
Losing Beauty by Johanna Garth
The King Of Egypt by J. J. Makins
The Last Good Knight by Connie J. Jasperson
The Night Watchman Express by Alison DeLuca
Black Numbers by Dean Frank Lappi
The Lollipop Club by J. Darroll Hall
Vist them now, you won’t be disappointed!