OK. So you have your Kindle from Amazon from my first Kindle page. Then you have hit-up all the websites linked on my second Tips n Tricks page, and downloaded a heap of <legal> free ebooks. Now what, you ask?
It is important to note that there a a wide number of different formats for ebooks, ranging from common file types, such as .PDF, which can be displayed on most readers – to specific proprietary formats, such as Kindle’s .AZW file type and even open standard file types like .EPUB
Generally, the e-reader you buy will have an associated online store where the supported and preferred format file types of ebooks can be purchased and downloaded. You should carefully consider which e-reader you are after based on where you will buy from, and what type.
Lastly you will want an easy, efficient and <free> ebook library management application. The most popular, and best rated, is a program called Caibre. Here’s what it does, where to get it and a video for you from the creator on how it works.
CALIBRE: FREE DOWNLOAD
“calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
1. Library Management
a. calibre manages your e-book collection for you. You can easily search your book collection for a particular book
2. E-book conversion
a. calibre can convert from a huge number of formats to a huge number of formats. It supports all the major e-book formats. The full list of formats can be found here.
3. Syncing to e-book reader devices
4. Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
a. calibre can automatically fetch news from websites or RSS feeds, format the news into a ebook and upload to a connected device. Examples of supported news sites include:
- The New York Times
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Economist
- The Guardian
- and many, many more…
5. Comprehensive e-book viewer
a. calibre has a built-in ebook viewer that can display all the major ebook formats. It has full support for Table of Contents, bookmarks, CSS, a reference mode, printing, searching, copying, customizing the rendering via a user style sheet, embedded fonts, etc.
6. Content server for online access to your book collection”
Information above (C) calibre website.