Introduction: 4 slideshows
- Most screenshots are in portrait orientation; most books/apps can be rotated to landscape; minor u.i. differences in iBooks versions
- An iPad eReader app (e.g., Kindle) will appear and behave somewhat differently from its respectively named eReader device, and access to an E-bookstore will occur via web browser and not directly "in app" (to avoid Apple's fees and policies)
- You would use fewer eReader apps in practice -- to minimize learning different navigation controls, and remembering which app (and library) to access in order to read a book (there is no unified library across apps)!
E-book reading Apps
- The following 3 slideshows illustrate selected apps on the iPad
- apps (eReaders: Apple) slideshow: iBooks (books, .pdf), Newsstand
- apps (eReaders) slideshow: GoodReader (.pdf), Google Books, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, OverDrive (Jackson County Library: .mp3, .epub, Kindle)
- apps (enhanced 'books') slideshow: Alice, Crosswords, Epicurious, Leafsnap, Lonely Planet, Marvel, Seafood Watch, Shakespeare, Topomaps, Toy Story, Triposo, UNESCO World Heritage, WebMD
OLLI E-books: [iPad]
E-book publishing tools and services
- The following slideshow shows a few desktop ePub publishing and eReader apps
- slideshow: Sigil, Calibre, ePubReader: Firefox addon; Adobe Digital Editions
- (not shown) other desktop apps that generate ePub format directly: Apple Pages, Adobe inDesign, ...; others that generate ePub from Word or PDF: ...
- (not shown) cloud services: Amazon: Kindle Direct Publishing Apple: iTunes or book aggregators, Barnes&Noble: PubIt, Google Books, Kobo, Lulu, SmashWords, ...