How to Read Books on iPad

by braniac

Apple introduced iBooks at its iPad launch. iBooks supports the popular e-pub standard (Kindle doesn't). iBooks has a similar look and feel to iTunes, very intuitive and appealing with a bookstore experience. The e-books will be made available on iTunes.

You will also be able to read newspapers and magazines in color. Like other OS X applications the user interface looks very book-like. Of course the iPad is more than just an e-reader, it is for gaming, music and video devices also.

Purchase an iPad. If you are in the market for a Kindle or another e-Reader than Kindle's $489 price tag makes iPad somewhat of a bargain. The basic model at $499 is really all you need if you want nothing more than a glorified e-book.

Purchase the iBooks app. Apple will charge $9.99 for iBooks, which is compatible with their Mac versions. Steve Jobs says, "We think iPad is going to be a very popular e-reader not just for bestsellers, but for textbooks as well."

Adjust the screen and light to how you want to read. Select the fonts you would like to read with. You'll be able to change fonts and jump between chapters, as with other readers. So if you are familiar with Kindle or Nook you will feel comfortable.

Select your literature off the library shelf interface. There will be books from Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan on display. Add Apps from Newspapers like New York Times. Relax and begin reading.


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