ebook Readers

It’s a good time to be in the market for an ebook reader owing to the fact that there are great options to choose from, including the iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPad, and Sony eReader. Moreover, there is also a wider selection of content that can be accessed with eReaders (ebooks, newspapers and web content) and prices are better than when these devices were first introduced. Now consumers have the challenge of choosing what reader is best to spend their money on.   
Compare Nook / ipad

Library Books on your iPad  (using your library card number) - posted July 2012
Go to the Leominster Library CWMARS digital catalog http://digitalcatalog.cwmars.org 
link to help/faq's for other devices.
  1. INSTALL the mobile app OverDrive powered site
    - Apple Apps Store Download Overdrive for the iPad from the Apps Store
    or Android Market or other
    - Go to the app setting and find the authorize section
    - ENTER our Adobe IS and password
    If you do not have one select register at Adobe.com
    Follow the directions to sign up for and Adobe ID
    In the OverDrive Media Console go back to the App Sessing
    Enter the email address and password for you new accoung
    Click Authorize
  3. VISIT your library Virtual Branch  
    - Use the "Get Books" option in the app, and search for a library by name or ZIP
    For Leominster area go to http://digitalcatalog.cwmars.org
    - Browse or a title (not epub for Apple) you alos have an option to download a Kindle App for the iPad if there are more Kindle book options. (Note you can also be put on a wait list)
    - Check out with your information
    - Download the title (the app will automatically open) most books 14 days sign-out options
  4. ENJOY on your device 
The Barnes and Noble NOOK features an eInk display that helps avoid the glare that other eReaders can cause. In addition, it features a color navigation panel with options for accessing your book library, shopping, current book and settings. It lets you browse through book covers in full color by simply swiping your finger through the titles. You can also access a feature called Reading Now which acts as a virtual bookmark. If you want to return to the page you last read, simply press the icon and you're there. The NOOK also contains 2GB of memory to store up to 1,500 books according to the Barnes and Noble website. If this is not enough space, the NOOK supports memory cards for extra storage. It has a battery life of up to 10 days and supports password protection.

The iPad features a larger backlit color screen that is 9.7 inches diagonally and comes in capacities ranging from 16GB to 64GB. It supports video and audio playback, has an accelerometer, and includes a built-in speaker and microphone. Its battery life varies according to usage and can last up to 10 hours if you're surfing the Web or playing media files on Wi-Fi. The battery usage is a bit less if you use 3G and Bluetooh. The Bluetooth capability allows you to use a wireless keyboard which makes typing easier.

The iPad is unique in that it includes the features of both a tablet and eReader. In addition to its own iBooks app, it supports Amazon Kindle, NOOK and various third party apps. Several of these apps allow you to turn pages by simply swiping the screen and allow you to purchase books or download free ones, depending on the app you use. As a tablet, the iPad excels in the areas of portable gaming, Web browsing, productivity and social networking. Whether you need to edit a spreadsheet, check your email or have a voice chat on Skype, you can do them all on the iPad.  NOOK App for the ipad

Sharing Books downloaded from the iBookstore can be placed on up to five computers you own that you’ve authorized with your iTunes Store account. 


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