We’ve written in the past about the Amazon Kindle and the Sony E-Book Reader being great devices to help you reduce book clutter in your home. We’ve also talked about the benefits of audio books and how you can buy them from Audible or even download them for free from your public library. All of these digital options are fantastic ways to acquire literature in non-physical forms.
Over the course of the past few months, more electronic reading options have hit the market and we wanted to bring them to your attention.
If you have an iPhone, you may be interested in checking out the application Stanza. I’ve become a fan of this program, especially when I find myself in a line and I have forgotten to pack my earphones in my purse. I can be entertained by a book and instantly have another to begin reading if I finish one.
A book on Stanza:
If you have any type of smart mobile device, you can access more than 1.5 million books from the public domain at http://books.google.com/googlebooks/mobile/. Additionally, Google has struck deals with many publishers to provide current books and magazines to readers.
A book on Google Mobile:
Additionally, Amazon recently told The New York Times:
“We are excited to make Kindle books available on a range of mobile phones,” said Drew Herdener, a spokesman for Amazon. “We are working on that now.”
No date has been set for when Amazon will make digital books available for purchase to any smart mobile device, but we’re looking forward to it.
Please let us know in the comments of additional electronic services or applications that you’ve found useful for your mobile devices.