If you’d like to be able to read eBooks, such as my debut psychological thriller, Forgive Me, Alex, (wink, wink), but you don’t have an eReader device like a Kindle, Nook or iPad, you can use FREE software to read the eBook right on your PC.
You have three easy choices:
1. If you think a Kindle may be in your future, start out by downloading the appropriate Free Kindle Reading App from Amazon. It’s free and safe, and works great (I use Kindle for PC all the time).
2. Amazon has also made it possible to read your eBooks anywhere there’s an internet connection, using their Kindle Cloud Reader. I just set it up for myself. Nice.
3. If you think a Nook or an iPad (or iPhone) may be in your future, start out by downloading Adobe Digital Editions, which uses the more commonly accepted EPUB formatting for eBooks.
I’ve used all 3 methods above, and they all work great. Just choose the one that’s right for you, and then download your eBooks from Amazon, Smashwords or BookieJar, whichever you prefer.
And good reading!
Amanda, I hope your mom has already mailed that Kindle to you. I know it’s a pain getting mail overseas. I spent almost 3 years at Ramstein AB in [West] Germany back in 1980-1982.
BTW, watch for announcement of EVOLUTION: VOL. 1, which I’ll start uploading in about an hour. Woo-hoo!
I used the Kindle App for Android on my Droid X. It was convenient for short stories such as in an anthology or literary journal, but a bit of a chore for anything longer. Needless to say I’m looking forward to getting my Kindle Touch so I can finally read some of the longer books I’ve acquired (and probably get some more).