Ebooks for Those Without Ereaders

Over the past few weeks, it’s come to my attention that not everyone has jumped onto the ebook bandwagon yet, or even understands how ebooks operate. I’ve been asked a few times: “How can I read your estories if I don’t have a Kindle or a Nook?” Folks, you don’t have to actually own an ereader to read ebooks/estories. If you don’t own an ereader, here’s what you can do (and this applies to anyone’s ebooks/estories out there, not just mine).

You basically have two options:

1. If the ebook/estory you want is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iStore, etc., download the free reader software from that respective company and install it on the device of your choosing: PC, Mac, Android phone, etc. For example, if you want to read a Barnes & Noble ebook/estory on your PC laptop, download and install Nook for PC. Then, once the software is installed, purchase the ebook/estory online at Barnes & Noble. The ebook/estory should automatically download to your PC, where you can read it through the Nook for PC software.

2. If the ebook/estory happens to be on Smashwords, which offers multiple formats, you can simply buy the ebook/estory and choose which format you would like to use. You can read the ebook/estory right from Smashwords website by choosing the HTML version, or you can download the PDF version to your computer and use Adobe’s free PDF Reader to read it. You can also download Nook and Kindle and other versions of ebooks/estories from Smashwords as well.

That’s it. If you’re technically challenged, find a friend who isn’t and show her these instructions.

Hope that helps!

1 comment for “Ebooks for Those Without Ereaders

  1. Evelin Harlowe
    May 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    As e-book formats emerged and proliferated, some garnered support from major software companies such as Adobe with its PDF format, and others supported by independent and open-source programmers. Different readers followed different formats, most of them specializing in only one format, and thereby fragmenting the e-book market even more. -.

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