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Top Tips for Using Your E-Reader!

Finding books for your e-reader is a bit like watching Netflix. You're overwhelmed with choice, so you browse through the store for an hour and often just end up reading something you've already read 100 times.

In celebration of World Book Day, DID Electrical have put together some top tips to help you get the most out of your e-reader. Happy reading!


1. Look on Your E-reader's Website for Daily Deals


The website will have daily deals and a section for free material. You can be faced with a lot of amateur content but there are plenty of hidden gems. You can also sign up for a daily or weekly newsletter; so you can get book bargains straight to your inbox.


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2. Check Out Classic Titles


Books can be reproduced once the copyright has expired. The copyright lasts for 70 years after the death of the author. This allows most classic novels to be uploaded and distributed online for free. Some companies will charge a minimal fee (someone has to upload it after all) but most will be under €1.


Top 5 Free Novels on Kobo

White Fang- Jack London

Uncle Tom's Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll




3. Download the App


This will give you the option of reading your books on your tablet or phone. It's also a handy way of searching through the books you already have on your device. The apps will also recommend relevant content by analyzing what books you have previously purchased.




4. Check if Your Local Library Does E-book Loans


Most libraries loan books in PDF or EPUB format. You just need your library card and pin number (you can get this at your local library). Then you download your titles to your computer. Once the titles are on the computer you will need to transfer them to your device using Adobe Edition. You can see a full tutorial in the video below.




5. Connect With Third Party Compatible Apps and Websites



Save news articles from websites to read later. You will need to create a pocket account. install the Pocket plugin on your favorite browser or download the app for your smartphone or tablet. Once you save an article to Pocket, sync your device and the article will be available for you to read it later.



There's no app for this website, yet! But it is a great place to get free and discount e-books for Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Nook. You can also sign up for daily newsletters; so you never miss a bargain! The daily newsletters are tailored to your preferences which you enter when your create your account; saving you browsing time!



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