Are you considering buying an e-reader but don’t have the money to pay for a lot of e-books? You might consider going to the library. Libraries are offering more and more electronic titles. Keep in mind that certain libraries may not have the ability to download files into specific readers. I am in Arizona, and the local library here cannot download files for the Kindle or the iPad. They do offer titles for other readers such as Nook, Sony Reader, and Libre. Even if your local library doesn’t support certain readers, you can still find sites on the Internet that do.
How do you get the titles onto your reader? You will first need to download the Adobe Digital Editions software. You can obtain this by Downloading the Adobe Products Digital Editions Software. One that is downloaded you can then connect your e-reader through a USB connection to your computer and transfer the book to your e-reader. Adobe’s site also allows you to download free sample e-books.
If you are looking for more free e-books, check out:
Guttenberg.org has over 33,000 books that you can read on your computer or many other devices including iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iTouch, Android and more.
Barnes and Noble offers a free trial membership
For a more complete list, read the following article: 20 Best Websites to Download Free Books
Suggested reading about e-books/e-readers:
Using e-calibre for Your e-Books Conversion Needs
What Kind of e-Reader are You?
Top 15 Articles to Help with Confusion about How to Choose an e-Reader and Application
e-Texbooks and iPad
e-Books vs. Traditional Books
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- How to read public library eBooks with DRM on an iPhone (mobiputing.com)
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