Where To Buy eBooks

Visit Amazon's eBook Store Amazon has millions of ebooks titles available. Most new release and bestsellers cost $9.99. They have hundreds of newspaper, blog, and magazine subscriptions. Formats: Amazon's proprietary format, AZW, of which can be viewed with Amazon's desktop software, a Kindle, an iPad, iPhone, Android device, Blackberry, and iPod Touch. No EPUB titles.
kobo Kobo eBooks is a global ebook store with a wide selection that often offers discounts and coupon codes. They have free applications for most smartphones, iDevices, Android, and it comes with the Kobo Reader so you can browse or search for ebooks and download them directly within the software. Formats: EPUB and others, works with Adobe Digital Editions (PDF and EPUB).
eBooks.com is a popular store that has over a million titles to choose from. Their top subjects are fiction, business, computers, and technology; and they have a wide selection of academic ebooks and digital textbooks. They are based in Australia and sell to every country in the world. Formats: Adobe Digital Editions (PDF and EPUB), iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry.
Barnes and Noble has a large library of ebooks and offers lending with the Nook. Most new release and bestsellers cost $9.99. Most prices are competitive with Amazon. Formats: B&N's eReader (PDB) format and EPUB. Note: B&N's ebooks will not work on other EPUB supporting devices unless specifically stated because they use their own DRM system.
Google eBooks Google Play Books is a cloud-based approach to ebooks. All your purchased titles get saved to your Google account so that you can access them with any web browser. Most ebooks are downloadable in EPUB and PDF formats, and Adobe DRM for wide compatibility. Formats: Adobe Digital Editions (PDF and EPUB), web browser.
eHarlequin.com eBookseHarlequin.com specializes in offering women a broad range of romance, psychological thrillers, and relationship novels. They have many genres and sub-genres of romance, blaze, nocturne, etc. Formats: Adobe Digital Editions (PDF and EPUB), Microsoft Reader (LIT), and Mobipocket (MOBI/PRC).


Audible.com has over 60,000 audio titles from more than 600 content providers. In addition to audiobooks they have magazines, radio shows, podcasts, stand-up comedy, and speeches in audio format. They have four format options that offer different files sizes and sound quality. Formats: 1. AM radio quality. 2. FM radio. 3. MP3. 4. CD quality. For more about device compatibility and formats visit their device center.

Audible.com has three other sister sites: Audible UK, Audible Germany, and Audible France.

Newspapers, Magazines, and Textbooks

Zinio provides service for publishers to offer digital content through its multi-channel content network. Zinio provides over 1500 magazines from more than 350 publishers. They also offer digital Textbooks and non-fiction ebooks and guides. And they have several international sites. Formats: Requires Zinio Reader software for your computer. Content is available in both online and offline modes. They'll soon have an app for iPhone.
CourseSmart has over 6,000 college textbooks from 14 leading textbook publishers. According to the website, the average price of an etextbook is $60 less than the printed version, and students can annotate, highlight, and run searches within the textbook. The website is setup for Instructors and Students. Instructors can go online to research and compare textbooks and course materials to determine the best options for their students. Formats: Requires CourseSmart Bookshelf software for your computer. There are two forms of eTextbooks: an online version and a downloadable version. Also works with iPhone and iPod touch.
textbooks.comTextbooks.com has over 10,000 eTexts available on their site. They also buy and sell used textbooks. Formats: PDF, works with Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Reader 7.1 (allows text-to-speech), and VitalSource Bookshelf Reader.
NewspaperDirectNewspaperDirect is a global digital network with over 1150 newspapers available in print and online. Newspapers are viewed online with PressDisplay and the newspapers can be saved to view offline.
Note: Please note that the major ebook retailers listed at the top of this page—Amazon, B&N, Sony—have digital newspapers, magazines, and textbooks too.

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