I love digital books. I love them more than real books. That’s because I like to highlight and take notes and share those highlights and notes in blog posts, on Facebook or elsewhere. Having it all in digital format makes copying, pasting and sharing a lot quicker and easier.
Also, I like that I can carry my entire library anywhere I go.
My favorite way to read ebooks
I’ll admit that figuring out how to read ebooks isn’t the most straightforward thing to do at first. So, here’s my suggestion: use a Kindle*.
“But wait!” you say. “I don’t have a Kindle and I don’t want to spend the money.”
No worries. You don’t need a Kindle.
Just use one of Kindle’s apps instead (they’re all free). Install one of these apps on the device of your choice and you’ll be able to read Kindle books, ebooks and other digital content wherever you want. Easy peasy.
By the way, if you do have a Kindle, you can still install any of these apps on any of your devices and all your ebooks will be synced. Handy!
1. Choose the device(s) where you’d like to read and download to get started
- iPad (search for “Kindle” in the App store on your iPad and download)
- iPhone or iPod Touch (search for “Kindle” in the App store on your iPhone or iPod and download)
- Android or Android Tablet
- Windows 8
- Windows Phone (search for “Kindle” in the Windows Phone Marketplace and download)
- Or, read instantly in your browser (look for “Kindle Cloud Reader”)
2. Get books
- Of course you can buy books from the Kindle store.
- You can also get the free ones Here’s how to find the free ones if you like free (see the end of the post for tips).
- Email PDFs to your Kindle. I love this. You know all those ebooks you download from blogs and websites? Many are PDFs. Well, I just email those PDFs right to my Kindle so my reading material is all in one place. All you have to do is attach it to an email and send it to your Kindle address. Here are the instructions to find your Kindle address.
That’s it! Now, you can open your Kindle or Kindle app and choose a book!
*There are referral links in this post.