According to Verge’s report, the world’s first bookless library will be opened in Bexar County, there won’t be any practical book in this library and it will look like an AppStore. No doubt that the future or the world belongs to digital, and in my private opinion, will be more personal and customized. So how about build your own digital library and read the collected books on any digital device? I believe it can be realized in the near future, maybe by Google, Apple or Amazon. But now, you need not to wait for those giants to develop such a service for you, you can do it on your own with some free and simple skills.
How to Build Your Own Digital Library On The Go
To achieve this goal, all you need is a free website/service called Ibis Reader, it is a web-based eBook Reader and collector. As long as you can get an access to website on your gadget, you can use this tool to read eBooks, no matter you are using an iPhone, a Galaxy S3, an iPad, or a Kindle Fire.
This site doesn’t offer you free public domain ebook, and no charged book, either. It only provides you the service to read the eBooks you uploaded and the eBooks must be non-protected (DRM-free).
To build your own digital library, certainly you should register an account on the website. After login your account, you will be lead to your library. By clicking the “Add a Book” button in the left navigation bar you can upload an eBook to your library, and notice, the book must be .ePub format and DRM-free. If you only have Kindle books, click here to learn how to convert Kindle books to ePub or convert Kindle books to PDF.
After adding several books you want to read, your bookshelf will looks a bit better. The Ibis Reader can extract your book’s cover, title and author information if the book’s meta-tags meet the standard.
Click the title you can read the book, although the interface is not that capable and beautiful, it still can meet your most demands for reading an eBook.
You can only customize the font and size of your book. What? You want a dictionary and highlight? Don’t forget you are using the web-browser to read the book, you can get the define of the word in hundreds of ways, and to highlight the sentences, you can copy them to your notebook, or just upload to Evernote, etc.
And as I said at the beginning of this post, you can get the access to your own digital library on any gadget. Here I show you some examples:
(Read on Kindle Fire)
(Read on iPad)
(Read on Android Phone)
What’s more, the Ibis Reader can remember your last read page on the book, so you need not to worry about having to remember to where you read last time.
Author Bio: Jonny Greenwood has been in love with eBooks and eReaders for years, likes everything about eBooks, eReaders, Tablets, Gadgets, Softwares, etc. Want to share and communicate all the knowledge about eBooks with all you dear readers.