Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Epubor Halloween Treats!

Hallo all you Epubor pals and eBook Converter blog readers, in celebration of Halloween, we are offering a few treats to help sweeten up the fun holiday.

Starting October 29th and till November 10th, our annual Halloween treats will feature $10 coupon, new handy free online conversion app, and free giveaway gifts for all our friends!

Join the event here:

The treats include:

  1. $10 coupon code for all the DRM Removal softwares;
  2. Free online eBook conversion app
  3. Horror books giveaway
No matter having purchased Epubor's product or not, you are able to get a share of the treats!

Monday, October 28, 2013

How to Read Feedly On Kindle

Since Google closed their RSS reader service Google Reader, many users had to switch to another RSS reader service, and Feedly is the lucky dog among all the competitors, it won most of  former Google Reader users and kept refreshing their records.

With Google Reader, we have so many choices to push the contents to our eBook Reader gadget like Kindle. I can remember last year, I always connect my Kindle to WiFi after wake up to get RSS contents, then read them on my way to work.

I've searched long time for a handy tool which helps me read my feeds on Kindle ever since I switch from Google Reader to Feedly, until days ago I found this website: FabReadly.

Anyone is able to use without any instruction, just sign in with Feedly and register an account, input your Kindle email address then you can read your RSS contnets on your Kindle.

FabReadly supports Kindle devices and Sony PRS-T2 at the moment, the pushed content even includes images. In addition, you can link your FabReadly account to Pocket and Evernote, then you can save an article to Pocket or Evernote on your Kindle.

However, this service is still in beta version, I believe more handy features are on the way. The most important thing for it, is users, more and more users.

So if you are a Feedly & Kindle user, try this service should be on your schedule.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Get Daily Kindle Free Books and Deals by Email

Today I am gonna introduce you guys another tiny but pretty useful web application, with this free online service we can get daily free Kindle books and deals with emails. And in fact, it's more just Kindle. Kobo, B&N, Sony, iBooks and Google Books users can also use this service to get access to free or cheap eBooks.

The website is called eBookArrow, subscribe to the website's newsletter you can receive free and discount eBook bargains for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks, Sony Reader or Google Play Books by email every day, without a coin.

I guess I need not to explain how to use this service with the image above. Just input your email address and choose the genres and eBook stores, then you will receive the newsletter about free and cheap eBooks.

Pretty handy, huh?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Must-Read Book Series for Kindle

When I get a new device for eBook reading, the first thing comes to my head is to fill it up with bunch of awesome books. But when you have lots of options, you may feel lost and don't know which book to read.

So here I collect several must-read book series, maybe many of you have read most of them. However, it can be a check list for new eReader users.
Waiting for your recommendation to enhance this list.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Another eBook Publishing Online Service - Tablo

Tablo is an Australian start-up, the duo Co-Founder want to help people publish their works on the internet more easily. In the first month their revenues hit $12,000 and there are over 150 authors from 30 countries subscribing their service.

Tablo doesn't sell books on their own platform, they only help people publish the book and sell on Amazon & iBookstore. And Tablo also helps authors reply ISBN, which save their asses from the fussy process.

At the moment Tablo supports 2 ways to publish an eBook: One is copy the contents to Tablo's WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor chapter by chapter; or directly upload an EPUB file which meets iBookstore's file standard. The eBook making part is totally free. But if you want to sell the book on Amazon or iBookstore, then you have to pay $99 for one book, or $599 for ten books.

This is the working desk where we can make an eBook.

And the preview mode.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Best 2 Lightweight PDF Reader Softwares

1. Sumatra PDF 

Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows. It is powerful, small, portable and starts up very fast.

Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.The program is pretty lightweight, the installation pack is only 4MB while it was only 932KB when it supported PDF format only years ago.

One special feature is it supports “p/n/g” to “previous/next/go to” operations, which is pretty much easier to use than Foxit Reader. And it displays PDF files very clearly without burrs.

2. MuPDF

MuPDF is a super lightweight PDF viewer, it even doesn’t provide you a main interface when you double click on the icon, instead it only lets you to choose a PDF file to open. In addition, it also provides Android/iOS versions.

Except PDF format, MuPDF also supports .xps, .cbz, .zip, .png, .jpg, and .tif files.

MuPDF is also small, fast, and yet complete. It supports PDF 1.7 with transparency, encryption, hyperlinks, annotations, searching and more. Since the 1.2 version of MuPDF, it offers optional support for interactive features such as form filling, javascript and transitions.

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 - Alice Munro Books Download

The Nobel Prize is announcing these days, about 20 hours ago, the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 went to Alice Munro.

The Swedish Academy said it picked the 82-year-old author—known for her easy-to-read writing style charting the struggles and moral conflicts of everyday characters in rural Ontario—because she is the "master of the contemporary short story."

Below is a giveaway plugin, click the "Connect" button to login with your Facebook account and like our page, then your facebook account will be recorded in our dashboard. I will send the download link of the Alice Munro collection to everyone of you.

Monday, October 7, 2013

How to make Kindle Paperwhite battery last longer?

One important reason we purchased a Kindle is for the super long battery life, in this age we have already used to charge our gadget everyday. Therefore, when I see Kindle's product page says it lasts at least one month with only one charging, that's pretty impressing.

But about 6 months later, I find my Kindle can hardly lasts for one week, that's pretty far from 4-8 weeks. Is my Kindle encountering some hardware issue? Maybe yes, but I prefer NO. It is how you are using your Kindle decides how long your Kindle's battery life is.

1, Always deactive the Kindle screen when you are not using it

For Kindle Paperwhite, this is the most important way to save battery life, as the light sources are running out power faster than then screen.

And even if your Kindle has not the backlight, you also need to do this because make your Kindle sleep can turn off the wifi connection , as WiFi module is another big power consumer.

2, Turn off the backlights in bright place

In my personal experience, I would not notice that the Kindle Paperwhite's backlights are opened when I am in sunshine or I turn on my room's light. If we still turn on the backlights in occasions like this, the power is running off without any sense.

3, Turn down the backlights in dark place

Many people would read books on Kindle Paperwhite before falling asleep and without any lamp opening. And even in this situation I still don’t recommend turn up the back light because when you are surrounded by total dark, too much back light will make your eyes uncomfortable just like reading on iPad in dark.

For me I always turn down the back light to 2-3, that’s pretty comfortable for my eyes, and some of my friends even would turn to 1.

Friday, October 4, 2013

5 Must-Have Desktop Applications for Kindle Users

1. Send to Kindle

Every Kindle user should use this application to send personal documents to Kindle. Now the send to Kindle family has extended pretty large. It contains the plugin for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, individual application for PC and Mac, Android application, and the buttons for websites.

 2. Kindle Cloud Reader

The simplest way to read Kindle books on desktop, no need to install the swollen Kindle for PC/Mac software.

 3. Inkmesh

The best eBook search engine in my opinion. With it I can always buy a book with the lowest price.

 4. PDF Shrink

Scanned PDF is always pretty large in size, the PDF Shrink software can compress the PDF while keeping the quality as much as possible. Pretty helpful for Kindle users to save the storage space.

 5. Briss

The killer software to crop PDF books edges, the simple user interface lets you define exactly the crop-region by fitting a rectangle on the visually overlaid pages.