E-Books on iPhone

hitno

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Any good place or site where I can read (or download) e-books for my iPhone?

I found so far only one, BooksoniPhone.com (excellent)
 

t-mack

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I use Audible....

I use Audible. I have been a subscriber for a couple years and they have the largest selection I'm aware of. The iTunes Store also has a decent selection.

http://www.audible.com/


Any good place or site where I can read (or download) e-books for my iPhone?

I found so far only one, BooksoniPhone.com (excellent)
 

vanslam

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Yeah I use audible, itune or buy the cd's. Copy them to iTunes and sync. I am waiting for the latest Harry Potter cds to come in.
 

DMcGrew

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I never purchased an audio book.. I think it would be even more boring than reading the actual book. Is an audio book basically just somebody reading the entire book word for word or does it actually have some personality?
 

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I never purchased an audio book.. I think it would be even more boring than reading the actual book. Is an audio book basically just somebody reading the entire book word for word or does it actually have some personality?
Depends on the reader and the type of book, but don't expect some sort of cinematic experience.

As far as "more boring than reading the actual book" that kinda implies you find reading books in general boring. Sad if that is true.

FWIW, I find audio books great at certain times, such as when driving. Can't exactly read a book when driving (though I have actually seen people out on the road doing it; scary!).


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Martlet

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I find audio books/news/talk are fine if you have a boring visual task (driving, showering, sunbathing, etc).

I need a visual book if I try to do it when I don't have something to otherwise occupy my vision.

I just wish buying a book included all formats so that you could enjoy it without trying to force a poor format on the time you have (such as paper when driving, audio when sitting around the living room). At least I'd love the e-text with the paper version, since the costs there are nearly zero since paper is printed from e-text these days. But I do understand that an audio version is a significant expense in addition. At least, until a decent text-to-speech program is developed!


Until then, I've had to get used to having several books going at a time... some in audio for the long commute, others in ebook for filling momentary blocks of free time, and a paper book for home (or the rare longer than battery life plane trip).
 

DMcGrew

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Depends on the reader and the type of book, but don't expect some sort of cinematic experience.

As far as "more boring than reading the actual book" that kinda implies you find reading books in general boring. Sad if that is true.

FWIW, I find audio books great at certain times, such as when driving. Can't exactly read a book when driving (though I have actually seen people out on the road doing it; scary!).


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Mike
I like reading things that interest me.. like news or tech crap. I can't stand reading "stories" though.
 

Tinman

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I like reading things that interest me.. like news or tech crap. I can't stand reading "stories" though.
Have you heard of non-fiction?

But back on topic I believe the OP was looking for ebooks, not audio books (i.e., read not listen).


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ron ll

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Hitno: www.planetpdf.com has some of the classics in pdf format but other than emailing yourself a huge pdf, how do you plan to access ebooks on the iPhone?

I had a Franklin ebook reader several years ago and I loved it. Sure would be nice if the iPhone could read books. Most folks don't understand the advantages of an ereader, but among other things, not having to worry about a reading light is great. You can read in any position, anywhere. Plus my ereader had a dictionary function where you could just tap any word in the text and get an instant definition. The iPhone could really excel at that if they get it set up for it.
 

ron ll

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Wow. There's a first for me. Just tried to go to www.booksoniPhone.com from my desktop only to be told it is an iPhone only web site.
 

scrowner

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Wow. booksoniPhone is sweet. If you want a read and you only have the iPhone around, this is a nice site. Not sure when I am going to get a bill for this but it has a lot of books available - at this time - I think - for free. Very nice.:laugh2:
 

hitno

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Books on iPhone

Wow. There's a first for me. Just tried to go to www.booksoniPhone.com from my desktop only to be told it is an iPhone only web site.
BooksoniPhone.com is iPhone only.
It is optimized and written for iPhone and supports all iPhone commands (tap to go to the next page, touch screen comands etc.)

Amazing and free.