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Run Kindle for PC in Linux using Wine

Posted on November 20, 2017. Filed under: ebooks, Linux | Tags: , , |

Lifehacker has a post on how to use Kindle ebook reader in Linux with the Wine software.

https://lifehacker.com/5406505/run-kindle-for-pc-in-linux-with-wine

 

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download

Posted on June 7, 2017. Filed under: books, ebooks, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a Free eBooks and Audiobooks Index by genre:

Source: Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download | Gizmo’s Freeware

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How to Install Bluefire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Android, ebooks, Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Plain Amazon Kindle readers cannot use ebooks from the Boreham Library. However, if you have a Kindle Fire tablet, you may be able to load the free Bluefire ebook reader app on it for those ebooks. Bluefire posts the procedure:

Source: How to Install Bluefire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire | Bluefire Reader

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How to open MOBI files in Kindle for Android

Posted on October 6, 2015. Filed under: Android, ebooks | Tags: , , , |

dotTechdotTech has a step-by-step guide, where you will be able to learn how to open MOBI files in Kindle for Android tablets and smartphones.

Source: How to open MOBI files in Kindle for Android [Tip]

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liber.io | Make eBooks. Really simple.

Posted on July 24, 2014. Filed under: ebooks | Tags: , , , , , , |

liber.io is a free online service to help you make eBooks.

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Luzme, the ebook search site

Posted on March 31, 2014. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , |

Luzme, the ebook search site lets you search across the various types of ebooks, to find the best prices.

For example: is the Amazon Kindle version cheaper, or the Smashwords version?

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BookBub: Free and Bargain Kindle and ePub Books

Posted on June 19, 2013. Filed under: ebooks | Tags: , , |

BookBub is a Free and Bargain ebook notifier for Kindle Books, Nook and other ePub books, and more.

You sign up (free) and get daily batches of ebooks in Kindle and/or other formats with links to download.

You can choose the categories you want, so you don’t get flooded.

Nice promotion service for authors trying to get noticed, and a great way to save money on ebooks.

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Booktype by Sourcefabric

Posted on February 28, 2012. Filed under: ebooks, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Booktype from Sourcefabric “The open source platform to write and publish print and digital books.
Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.”

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How To Run Almost Any Android App On the Kindle Fire

Posted on February 23, 2012. Filed under: Android, ebooks | Tags: , , , , |

PCMag has instructions on How To Run Almost Any Android App On the Kindle Fire.

This might allow you to use an app that will handle ebooks in non-Kindle formats, such as epub, and maybe load Adobe Digital Editions ebooks.

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Anthologize for WordPress

Posted on November 7, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Freeware/Shareware, WordPress | Tags: , , |

Anthologize ” is a free, open-source, plugin that transforms WordPress 3.0 into a platform for publishing electronic texts. Grab posts from your WordPress blog, import feeds from external sites, or create new content directly within Anthologize. Then outline, order, and edit your work, crafting it into a single volume for export in several formats, including—in this release—PDF, ePUB, TEI.

Please note that Anthologize cannot be installed on blogs hosted at WordPress.com.”

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sigil – A WYSIWYG ebook editor

Posted on October 11, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

sigil is a WYSIWYG ebook editor from Google Project Hosting.

Now what does it have to offer…

  • Free and open source software under GPLv3
  • Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Full Unicode support: everything you see in Sigil is in UTF-16
  • Full EPUB spec support
  • WYSIWYG editing
  • Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Split View
  • Metadata editor with full support for all possible metadata entries (more than 200) with full descriptions for each
  • Table Of Contents editor
  • Multi-level TOC support
  • Book View fully supports the display of any XHTML document possible under the OPS spec
  • SVG support
  • Basic XPGT support
  • Advanced automatic conversion of all imported documents to Unicode
  • Currently imports TXT, HTML and EPUB files; more will be added with time
  • Embedded HTML Tidy; all imported documents are thoroughly cleaned; changing views cleans the document so no matter how much you screw up your code, it will fix it (usually)
  • An actually usable user interface
  • Native C++ application
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papercrop puts PDFs on 6 inch display

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, PDF | Tags: , , , |

papercrop is a Google Project Hosting freeware utility that converts PDF documents (such as 2-column articles) into versions that work well with 6 inch displays on eBook readers.

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GrabMyBooks for ebook readers

Posted on August 29, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

Free Download a Day recommends GrabMyBooks to convert content from the web and convert it to the popular epub format used for ebooks. Then, just load it on your ebook reader.

Free Firefox add-on.

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eReaderIQ.com | The Easier, Faster, Smarter Way to Kindle!

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, Online Software | Tags: , , , , |

eReaderIQ.com | The Easier, Faster, Smarter Way to Kindle!.

“eReaderIQ provides Amazon Kindle price drop alerts, watches your favorite titles to let you know when they are available for Kindle, and gives you a regularly updated list of all non-public domain freebies on Amazon.com. We also offer a superior search engine which not only lets you search the Kindle store by genre and keyword, but also lets you define the price range, reader age, language and more!”

Free (ad supported).

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Stanza: a Revolution in Reading

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Apple, ebooks, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , |

Stanza “is a free application for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Use it to download from a vast selection of over 100,000 books and periodicals, and read them right on your phone. It’s a wireless electronic library that stays open 24/7.”

Freeware ereader software.

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Epub2Go – Convert PDF to EPUB

Posted on January 22, 2011. Filed under: books, ebooks, File conversion, PDF | Tags: , , , , |

Epub2Go lets you convert a PDF file to the ebook EPUB format.

This can make it easier to use use on an iPhone or in an ebook reader such as Stanza, instead of the rigid PDF format.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Bluefire Reader for Adobe DRM on iOS

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: Apple, ebooks | Tags: , , , , , , |

Bluefire Reader allows you to use Adobe Digital Editions (such as those from the UA Fort Smith library, or the Fort Smith Public Library) on your iPad/iPod/iPhone.

Note: I can’t try this as I don’t have any of these, but this is what the app claims.

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Leatherbound: eBook price comparisons

Posted on October 21, 2010. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , |

Leatherbound, despite the implications of its name, does eBook price comparisons for iBooks, Kindle and Nook.

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AddALL Ebook price comparison – MetaEbooks.com

Posted on October 21, 2010. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , , , |

AddALL is an Ebook price comparison and search engine.

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Inkmesh: Ebook Search Engine

Posted on October 21, 2010. Filed under: Buying, ebooks | Tags: , , , |

Inkmesh is an Ebook Search Engine and Price Comparison site.

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