Reading an Ebook on the iPad
Using the iPad is a fantastic way to store and read books on the move at anytime. An eBook is a digital version of a hardcover or paperback book and using an app such as the iBook app allows you to read these digital formats on your iPad. Every kind of book is available from thrillers and best sellers to kids and comedy, and a lot are available to purchase from the iBookstore (Apple’s internet bookstore).
It’s not just books that the iPad reads, it also covers digital editions of newspapers and magazines and video embedded media. There a re a multitude of reading apps out there but we will concentrate on Apple’s own the iBook.
Firstly you will need to find the iBooks app (shown above) in the app store, simply search for it in the App Store or iTunes then download and install the app.
Now that you’ve installed the app it’s time to get started with your reading. Firstly open the app by pressing the above icon on your selected homepage. You will be presented with the screen shown below.
You will see one book already in your collection given to you free by Apple which is Winnie The Pooh, a great book for the kids. If your wanting to add more books there are a few ways of doing this. Here are our top eBook souces:
- iBookstore – Through iTunes you can download and install books directly for a fee. Simply click on the store button on your bookshelf (shown above).
- myPadmedia – For a one-off payment you can get unlimited eBook downloads, from best sellers to newspapers this is a great resource for a very low price.
- Google Bookstore - Wasn’t long before Google was going to get in on the act. Great website and very easy to use.
- Amazon.com - Using the Kindle App you can download and read eBooks from the Amazon marketplace.
There are more sources out there but we found these are the most secure and easy to use sites on the web and they do offer a lot of FREE eBooks.
All the Books from the iBookstore are most others as a matter of fact come as EPUB files, an open format designed for electronic publishing by the International Digital Publishing Forum. DRM is also placed on certain EPUB files which stands for digital rights management, a way to stop the EPUB been copied and used for free.