Life@50+ Boston
2014
Finding and Enjoying Electronic Books
Mike Lee, AARP
Ereader devices and ebooks are here to stay
Buy both paper and electronic books online
Buy books on the ereader via wireless
Or download them from your computer
Use ereaders indoors and out
Two ereaders, one account – For the price of dinner out
Ereaders lose their keyboards and get 7” color sisters…
<2011 2013
…to stay competitive with Apple and Samsung
<2011 2013
Kobo
Amazon
Kindle
B&N
Nook
Sony
Reader
Rakuten
Kobo
Aura
Amazon
Ki...
Don’t have an ereader? No problem. Use apps.
B&N
Nook
Amazon
Kindle
Apple
iBooks
Rakuten
Kobo
Sony
Reader Kobo
Google Play...
Ereader apps (mostly) load everywhere
Apple iOS Google Android
1. Amazon (except if you want to load EPUB format)
2. Kobo
3. B&N or Google
Most versatile ebook sources
Search for free ePUB format ebooks on Google
Common ebook file formats.
Search for free ePUB format ebooks on Google
Get book recommendations from a community
http://www.goodreads.com (acquired by Amazon March 2013)
Find and download free ebooks
http://www.bookbub.com
Track ebook offers for Kindle
http://www.bookdip.com
Oyster: Monthly subscription for unlimited access to thousands of
ebooks
https://www.oysterbooks.com
Narrate and share children’s books
http://www.astorybeforebed.com
Read books with children in video chats
http://www.astorybeforebed.com
Read books with children in video chats on laptops
http://www.readeo.com/
Read books with children in video chats on tablets
http://kindoma.com
Project Gutenberg for the free classics
http://www.gutenberg.org
Borrow ebooks from your local library
Manage your offline collection of ebooks
http://calibre-ebook.com
Scanning service converts paper to ebook
http://www.blueleaf-book-scanning.com
The AARP Bookstore
http://bookstore.aarp.org
Our bookstore includes all major booksellers
AARP Bookstore Tech Titles
1. Be lighter on your feet
2. Carry a more books than you can read
3. Save a buck or two
4. Mark your favorite parts
5. Cu...
Some more links to useful things
• Calibre ebook management software (free)
http://calibre-ebook.com
• Blue Leaf service s...
Download this presentation from Slideshare
Questions
?
Twitter: @curiouslee
Photos Credits:
Slide 1:
Antonio Vázquez http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrosis/5140054763/
Slide 8:
Ian Forrester http://w...
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Slightly updated from the Atlanta 2013 presentation to reflect that Sony has discontinued selling its readers in the U.S. and sent its customers to Kobo.

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  1. 1. Life@50+ Boston 2014 Finding and Enjoying Electronic Books Mike Lee, AARP
  2. 2. Ereader devices and ebooks are here to stay
  3. 3. Buy both paper and electronic books online
  4. 4. Buy books on the ereader via wireless
  5. 5. Or download them from your computer
  6. 6. Use ereaders indoors and out
  7. 7. Two ereaders, one account – For the price of dinner out
  8. 8. Ereaders lose their keyboards and get 7” color sisters… <2011 2013
  9. 9. …to stay competitive with Apple and Samsung <2011 2013 Kobo Amazon Kindle B&N Nook Sony Reader Rakuten Kobo Aura Amazon Kindle B&N Nook Sony Reader Sony Reader Kobo Google iRiver Story HD Amazon Kindle Fire HD Rakuten Kobo Arc HD B&N Nook HD Sony Xperia Google Nexus 7 2013 Apple iPad mini 2012 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 7” 2014?
  10. 10. Don’t have an ereader? No problem. Use apps. B&N Nook Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks Rakuten Kobo Sony Reader Kobo Google Play Books
  11. 11. Ereader apps (mostly) load everywhere Apple iOS Google Android
  12. 12. 1. Amazon (except if you want to load EPUB format) 2. Kobo 3. B&N or Google Most versatile ebook sources
  13. 13. Search for free ePUB format ebooks on Google Common ebook file formats.
  14. 14. Search for free ePUB format ebooks on Google
  15. 15. Get book recommendations from a community http://www.goodreads.com (acquired by Amazon March 2013)
  16. 16. Find and download free ebooks http://www.bookbub.com
  17. 17. Track ebook offers for Kindle http://www.bookdip.com
  18. 18. Oyster: Monthly subscription for unlimited access to thousands of ebooks https://www.oysterbooks.com
  19. 19. Narrate and share children’s books http://www.astorybeforebed.com
  20. 20. Read books with children in video chats http://www.astorybeforebed.com
  21. 21. Read books with children in video chats on laptops http://www.readeo.com/
  22. 22. Read books with children in video chats on tablets http://kindoma.com
  23. 23. Project Gutenberg for the free classics http://www.gutenberg.org
  24. 24. Borrow ebooks from your local library
  25. 25. Manage your offline collection of ebooks http://calibre-ebook.com
  26. 26. Scanning service converts paper to ebook http://www.blueleaf-book-scanning.com
  27. 27. The AARP Bookstore http://bookstore.aarp.org
  28. 28. Our bookstore includes all major booksellers
  29. 29. AARP Bookstore Tech Titles
  30. 30. 1. Be lighter on your feet 2. Carry a more books than you can read 3. Save a buck or two 4. Mark your favorite parts 5. Customize your device for your needs Reasons you’ll love ebooks
  31. 31. Some more links to useful things • Calibre ebook management software (free) http://calibre-ebook.com • Blue Leaf service scans your paper books to ebook format http://www.blueleaf.com • Good Ereader is one of my favorite blogs for news on e- reader and ebook products http://www.goodereader.com • 2013 Ereader comparison site http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/
  32. 32. Download this presentation from Slideshare
  33. 33. Questions ?
  34. 34. Twitter: @curiouslee
  35. 35. Photos Credits: Slide 1: Antonio Vázquez http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrosis/5140054763/ Slide 8: Ian Forrester http://www.flickr.com/photos/cubicgarden/5019895145/ Slide 9: Upper left: Shell http://www.flickr.com/photos/65483692@N06/9508170385/ Lower left: Sam Harrelson http://www.flickr.com/photos/76443659@N00/4660568670/ Upper right: Elmine Wijna http://www.flickr.com/photos/elmine/4254109277/# Lower right: Mike Lee http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/9925185876/ Slide 10: Guy Sie http://www.flickr.com/photos/76491533@N00/7894695234/
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