AARP Life@50+ Tech Talk: Finding and Enjoying Ebooks
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This is the presentation from my 20-minute talk presented each day at the AARP Life@50+ Las Vegas Tech Ambassadors booth.

This is the presentation from my 20-minute talk presented each day at the AARP Life@50+ Las Vegas Tech Ambassadors booth.

Mike lee easy_ebooks_talk_v2_may_2013.ppt

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  • Free samples online. First chapter.
  • samharrelson via Flickr and Creative Commons
  • samharrelson via Flickr and Creative Commons
  • Collect the app icons, Amazon, Nook, Sony, Kobo

AARP Life@50+ Tech Talk: Finding and Enjoying Ebooks AARP Life@50+ Tech Talk: Finding and Enjoying Ebooks Presentation Transcript

  • Finding and Enjoying Electronic BooksMike Lee, AARP.orgLife@50+ 2013, May 30 – June 1, Las Vegasv3v.3
  • Change has come to owning and reading books
  • Buy both paper and electronic books online
  • Buy books on the e-reader
  • Or download them from your computer
  • Two eReaders, one account – For the price of dinner out
  • Use e-readers indoors and out
  • E-readers flanked by smart phones and tablets
  • 1. Amazon (except if you have EPUB format)2. Kobo3. B&N or GoogleMost versatile ebook sources
  • Don’t have an e-reader? No problem.
  • Buy and access an ebookon device or web site hereEbook Access Across Color Tablet Devices Via Apps – May 2013 v1B&W reader devices generally cannot load apps, but books not copy protected might be transferrable.AmazonKindleWindowsSurfaceAmazonKindle HDApple iOSKobo ArcTabletSonyTabletGoogleAndroid$$D E V I C E SD E V I C E SDIGITALBOOKSTORESDIGITALBOOKSTORES$$ WRead ebook withapp on this deviceRead it in thisdevice’s web browserAll of these digitalbookstores except Applesupport reading ondesktop PC or Mac.AppleiBookKoboBooksSonyReaderGooglePlay Books$$$$$$$$ W WBarnes &NobleB&NNook HD$$GRead ebook withapp downloadedfrom Google PlayGGGGGGGGGGGWGG G GGBy Mike Lee, AARP
  • Search for ebooks on Google
  • Search for ebooks on Google
  • Get book recommendations from a communityhttp://www.goodreads.com
  • Find and download free e-bookshttp://www.bookbub.com
  • Project Gutenberg for the classicshttp://www.gutenberg.org
  • Borrow e-books from your local library
  • 1. Be lighter on your feet2. Carry a more books than you can read3. Save a buck or two4. Mark your favorite parts5. Customize your device for your needsReasons you’ll love ebooks
  • Some more links to useful things• Calibre e-book management software (free)http://calibre-ebook.com• Blue Leaf service scans your paper books to ebook formathttp://www.blueleaf.com• Good e-Reader is one of my favorite blogs for news on e-reader and e-book productshttp://www.goodereader.com• 2013 e-Reader comparison sitehttp://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/
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  • Questions?
  • Twitter: @curiouslee