Easing into E-reading Dorothy Bramlage Public Library Ruby Jones Reference Specialist
Overview Popular E-Readers Purchasing an E-reader? DRM and Its Limitations Checking Out Library E-Books with Overdrive Audiobooks with Overdrive Media Console & App More Free E-Book Resources Questions
What is an E-Book? E-books are electronic versions of books. They can be downloaded from many websites and their text can be displayed on a computer screen, on e-readers, and other mobile devices like smart phones.
Tablets are also E-Readers: Apple iPAD PandigitalNOVEL
Tablets are also E-Readers: Apple iPAD PandigitalNOVEL Motorola XOOM
Purchasing an E-Reader? Things to Consider: Features you would most enjoy & use Wireless/3G Touchscreen Portability/size & weight Ability to do other things
Purchasing an E-Reader? Things to Consider: Read Reviews Consumer Reports: The Library has a subscription! Ask for help at the reference desk. The eBook Reader: A site that reviews e-readers. Also has a good comparison table and suggests e-book stores. http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/ Cnet.com: A trusted source of information in the world of technology. http://www.cnet.com/
Purchasing an E-Reader? Things to Consider: Research E-book Stores & Media Selection Prices Selection of books & authors File types supported (ePub, AZW, PDF, Mobi)
What is ? Digital Rights Media: A way publishers protect copyright & prevent pirated copying, burning, distribution. Overdrive uses DRM to limit E-book use but also limits which devices work with Overdrive. Other e-book stores also use DRM
Bring On the E-books! What you will need: E-books Adobe Digital Editions Audio books Computer with Internet Connection Kansas Library Card (Ask a Reference librarian) Windows Media Player 9 or higher Overdrive Media Console
Notes Before Beginning: Is your device compatible? http://overdrive.com/resources/drc/ Sony Reader users must download the Sony Reader Library beforehand: http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/ Register you e-reader by following the directions included with it. REMEMBER THE EMAIL YOU USE WHEN REGISTERING!
Overdrive Media Console Use on Computers for: Music Audiobooks Videos Download it from: http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/ Overdrive Media Console will prompt you to update your Windows Media player if it hasn’t been already. You can also transfer to your mp3 player.
Overdrive Media Console App Use on these Mobile Devices: Android Blackberry iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Windows Mobile For more, check compatible device website Use for: Audiobooks E-books Download it from: Your device’s app store http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/ Will still need to authorize device with Adobe ID
Other Sources for FREE books: Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/ Many Books http://www.manybooks.net Many major e-reader stores provide free promotional & rotating e-books.
Lending Sites! (Nook and Kindle only) Book Lending http://booklending.com/ Ebook fling http://ebookfling.com/ Lendle http://lendle.me/
Ebook Manager/Converter If you choose not to use Adobe Digital Editions or your ereader software to manage ebooks or need to convert ebook files: Calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/
Problems? Kansas Audiobooks, Music, and More Troubleshooting http://kansas.lib.overdrive.com/82CE76E6-0E09-40C6-978A-DB6FC751DF23/10/378/en/Help.htm Call, email, stop by or write on our Facebook wall to ask questions or schedule an appointment. http://www.facebook.com/dorothybramlagepubliclibrary firstname.lastname@example.org