Are you an avid reader or a reluctant one? How often do you find yourself at the library? Did you know you can access thousands of free audiobooks, magazines, and eBooks from your public library from the comfort of your own home?

Of course, one would prefer to stroll the aisles of a book-and-shelf, brick and mortar library. Who wouldn’t? Libraries are treasure troves. They’re filled with librarians, who are the most clever, helpful and friendly people.

The books come along with many other unconventional resources such as Walla Walla Public Library’catalog of cake molds available for loan, or the…


I’ve got my hands on the Kobo Clara HD, which was released in June 2018, shortly before the Kobo Forma. The Clara HD is Kobo’s mid-range device, and it too takes aim at an Amazon product, this time the Kindle Paperwhite (2018).

It looks like the Paperwhite, its price is closely matched, and it even has the same display size and aspect ratio — to call it a Paperwhite clone wouldn’t be unfair, then. There are, however, a number of features that the devices do not share. Which one you buy depends on what kind of ereading experience you’re after…


The Kindle Paperwhite is one of the best purchases I’ve made recently because it makes reading so much more convenient and accessible. I wind down at night with a good book instead of scrolling mindlessly through social media, and I see long commutes as an opportunity rather than an annoyance.

When I first got my Kindle, I was under the impression that all ebooks were cheap, and while they’re certainly more affordable than a paperback or hardcover book, some still go for up to $15.

If you’re an avid reader with an ever-expanding library, these costs can add up quickly…


A fellow blogger commenting on one of my posts asked me to point out which sites I use for downloading audiobooks. Since I have covered eBooks sites extensively, as well as many people choosing audiobooks over ebooks, it is time to see which are the best Audiobook sites for great audiobooks

What is an Audiobook

An audiobook is an alternative book format, a recording of a text being read. It is a book disguised as an audio track. I listen to audiobooks when driving — even short distances. Audiobooks are a great way to catch up on a book when driving long distances when…


When it comes to reading, many people still prefer print, but e-readers are quickly becoming a device of choice, thanks to their portability, ease of use and multi-function capabilities.

Roughly the size of a paperback book or tablet — and much lighter than a hardcover tome — e-readers can hold dozens of digital books at once, letting you toggle between your favorite reads, or compile them for a long flight or commute. The best e-readers these days feature intuitive screens, that will adjust the lighting to let you read your text clearly, whether in sunlight or shade. …


As an avid eBook reader, it’s tempting for me to head straight to Amazon and start browsing-especially when I am using a Kindle ereader.

However, you can find better prices, a bigger mix of genres, and more varied ebook formats on other ebook stores. Here are the best places to buy ebooks online.

Amazon’s ebook store is the largest on the internet. Aside from its huge choice of books, there are plenty of other features which keep customers coming back for more.

For example, there’s the Kindle Unlimited subscription service. For $9.99/month, you can download and read as many books…


When it comes to ebooks there are more than a dozen common file types. And each of these has different strengths and is compatible with different ereaders. Which is why you might find yourself in need of an ebook converter.

In this article, we’ll explain everything there is to know about converting ebooks.

The Best Ebook Converters

You can divide ebook converters into two categories-web-based apps and standalone desktop apps.

Desktop Apps

The best free desktop app for converting ebooks is Calibre.

If you’re an avid ebook reader, you probably already have Calibre installed on your computer. Ebook conversion is just a small part of the…


Amazon Kindle devices are primarily known as ebook readers. But did you know that you can also read news updates on your Kindle using Calibre?

Sure, ebooks might be the Kindle’s forte, but with a little help from Calibre, you can quickly turn your Kindle device into a source for news. Which is a good way to scrap that tablet, right?

This is how it is done!

What Is Calibre?

Calibre is comfortably the best ebook management app available-and it doesn’t cost a dime. To be blunt, if you have an extensive ebook collection, you should already be using it.

You can use…


Microsoft started selling ebooks back in 2017, but now the Microsoft Store has shut down its ebook marketplace for good. As far as e-reading goes, Microsoft’s option was never our favorite. Instead of offering an ereader application, all books had to be read in the Microsoft Edge browser. Compared to Amazon’s Kindle or Barnes & Noble’s Nook, both of which have both dedicated e-readers and apps for every mobile platform, Microsoft’s ebook efforts felt a little clunky.

It’s not terribly surprising that Microsoft couldn’t muscle its way into Kindle-owners’ hearts with its ebook efforts — but what’s happening next is…


I’ve talked about Calibre before. Calibre might not be the most polished app in the world, but it’s definitely the best software for managing your ebook collection.

It ticks all the right boxes: it’s free, there aren’t any ads, and it boasts a vast number of powerful features. Sadly, many of those features fly under the radar, which is a shame because they can elevate your ebook management to the next level.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best-hidden Calibre features.

Download: Calibre on Windows, Mac, and Linux

1. Merge and Split EPUB Ebooks

Some books come in multiple installments…

Marios Tofarides

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