E-books are digital editions of books that can be read on an electronic device (a computer or a smart phone) or a device that is made to have e-books read and stored on it such as a Kindle, Nook or Sony Reader.
Kindle is made by Amazon and you can purchase books from Amazon, get free books from Amazon and from some websites that host free ebooks. Nook is made by Barnes and Noble, Sony by the Sony Corporation. Nook and Sony devices can have books purchased and get free books from their home companies.
Many of the websites below can be used for Nooks, Kobo, and Sony Readers, or for your PC. Please check your devise for the correct format.
Popular titles in both audio and ebook format. You will need to have a Kansas Library Card.
Step-by-step Tutorials are available through Kansas EZ Library
Over a thousand free ebooks in every computer programming field like .Net, Actionscript, Ajax, Apache, and etc. Each downloadable ebook has a short review with a description.
Online source of 4485 free ebooks in 96 categories like scientific, engineering, porgramming, fiction and many other books. No registration is required to download.
Besides free ebooks, you also download free magazines or submit your own ebook. You need to become a Free-EBook.Net member to access their library. Registration is free.
Pixel of Ink www.pixelofink.com
Pixel of Ink features daily publishing of Free Kindle Books and Hot Deals.
A place where authors can publish their works and readers can download or read online for free.
A site that allows you to lendle out Kindle books.
Free books for your PDA, iPod and eBook reader.
Online ComputerBooks www.onlinecomputerbooks.com
Free computer books, free ebooks, free online books and sample chapters related to Information Technology, Computer Science, Internet, Business Marketing, Maths, Physics and Science. Provided by publishers or authors
Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org
Over 33,000 high quality ebooks “previously published by bona fidepublishers and digitzied by us with the help of thousand of volunteers”
An online document sharing site which supports WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other popular formats.
Other E-book Websites
Christian Book Distributors www.christianbook.com
Some free books. Various readers
Some free books. Various readers.
A next-generation digital book [TED] www.ted.com/talks/mike_matas.html
Absolutely awesome. What will they think up next?
Which E-reader is best for me?
|Kindle(Amazon)||Nook (Barnes & Noble)||Sony Reader||iPad||Pandigital|
|Cheapest Book Price||X|
|Use Library Books||X||X||X|
|Go online, check email, etc||X||X||X||X|
|Easiest to use||X|
|Reads outloud to you||X||X (with software)||X||X|
|Largest book collection||X||X|
|Lends books to Friends||X||X|
*all information is based on what was accessible in 2010.
Courtsey of Marysville Kansas Public Library