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Title: e Reader Questions
Post by: Prepper Rob on December 29, 2019, 08:43:41 AM
Jack can you add the idea of a new show e readers ?

Tech. guys are most of the survival books that you would like to access when the internet is down after the event starts available in kindle or other ebook platforms ?

Prepper Rob, Louisville, Ky.
Title: Re: e Reader Questions
Post by: fritz_monroe on December 29, 2019, 09:54:25 AM
Good idea Prepper Rob, but Jack seldom makes it over to the forums.  You should email him.
Title: Re: e Reader Questions
Post by: Mr. Bill on December 29, 2019, 08:57:10 PM
...Jack seldom makes it over to the forums...

"Seldom" as in "last time was 8 months ago". 8)

My wife has a Kindle and an ancient Nook (Barnes & Noble).  The E-Ink displays are great for conserving battery charge; if you have a model with no backlighting they use nearly zero power except when loading a new page.

There are also good e-book reader apps for smartphones and tablets, so you're not tied to a particular platform.

Zillions of free (out-of-copyright) e-books are available online -- Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/) is a good source.  (Of course, illegal downloads of copyrighted stuff are available too, but we won't discuss that here.)  You do need a reader that allows "side-loading" (I believe that most do, but they may make it difficult).  Here's a how-to (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:MobileReader_Devices_How-To).
Title: Re: e Reader Questions
Post by: Bradbn4 on December 30, 2019, 08:44:29 AM
With the hardware I will recommend some real good software to go with that.

You can read a book on your ebook, tablet, or computer using calibre.  One of the best multi-platform software kits out there. Open source, can be used for free, tho they will be happy to take your money.

https://calibre-ebook.com/ (https://calibre-ebook.com/)
Title: Re: e Reader Questions
Post by: Carver on December 30, 2019, 08:44:21 PM
Good idea Prepper Rob, but Jack seldom makes it over to the forums.  You should email him.
There are quite a few that haven't been around for quite some time. I'm certainly not saying good riddance by any means, but being what it is, it is a different place and I like it and I'd like it if they were still around. I wandered off for awhile also.
Title: Re: e Reader Questions
Post by: Zhanatan Forster on January 03, 2020, 07:18:33 AM
With the hardware I will recommend some real good software to go with that.

You can read a book on your ebook, tablet, or computer using calibre.  One of the best multi-platform software kits out there. Open source, can be used for free, tho they will be happy to take your money.

https://calibre-ebook.com/ (https://calibre-ebook.com/)
Some free mobile app would be perfect  ;)
Title: Re: e Reader Questions
Post by: Bradbn4 on January 03, 2020, 07:59:32 AM
Some free mobile app would be perfect  ;)

Calibre does convert formats of files and supports data transfer to the device.  Google search terms for android device would be "android book reader open source". 

useful link to show native book reading software on the device...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Android_e-reader_software (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Android_e-reader_software)