Which book reader do you use?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleHater, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    Which book reader do you use? And, what made you choose it over others?
  2. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
  3. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I am using both iBooks and Kindle. I check availability and pricing of the books on both. If similar, then Ipurchase the book on iBooks because I like the interface on iBooks a little more, but they are really very similar.
  4. AppleHater thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    Have you considered Barnes & Noble eReader?
  5. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    I've been using the B&N eReader mostly. This is because I bought a couple of eBooks while I had my Nook that I'm still reading. I also have a gift card balance and the price on an ebook that I just purchased last weekend was cheaper at B&N.

    The eReader itself is ok. Nothing fancy but it does the job for me.
  6. troubleonline macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Are you actually interested?
  7. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    I have iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, B&N and Stanza. I prefer iBooks.

    Kobo drives me nuts because while it does tell me how many pages I have left in a chapter, it doesn't tell me how many I have left in the book. While I like knowing how far I have left to go in a chapter, I'd rather know how far till the end of the bpok, if it has to be one or the other. But sometimes I buy a book from Kobo--sometimes they offer a much better deal on a book I want. One day I'm going to get off my lazy keister and look up how to de-DRM them so I can read them in iBooks.

    ...which is what I do with Kindle books. I only have the Kindle reader on the iPad for checking out samples and downloading purchased books to the iPad just long enough to put them on my computer for de-DRMing.

    I should probably delete B&N--I tried it with a free book and didn't find anything special about it.

    Which leaves Stanza, which has some advantages over iBooks--and iBooks has some advantages over it. It's ultimately a wash, and iBooks ends up getting used just because I've already imported all my books to it.
  8. Fallencircus macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2007
    $50 says this person works for BN.

  9. pakrat77 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    I use iBooks until Stanza adds placemark syncing since I read on both my iPad and iPhone.
  10. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    I use both iBooks and Kindle but i found iBooks more useful,because it has more features and a better UI IMO.
  11. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    i use ibooks.
    the UI is better, and being able to highlight and take notes is really nice.
    i want them to get some damn text books on there by fall! i would much rather have all my books on my ipad:]
  12. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    Okay, you can pay me through PayPal :p
  13. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Kindle because they had a book I wanted to read that wasn't available on iBooks: Richard Herring's How Not to Grow Up.

    Still use iBooks, too, though.
  14. AppleHater thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    How are you going to pay $50 to me? ;) I was just considering different options before spending money to build my ebook library. Yes, once I choose one, I will stick with it as I can't stand having some books here, some books there. I like the default font and line spacing of BN eReader more than Kindle; I don't like Time New Roman font. But, I want to like Kindle for its price, and synching feature...
  15. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010

    I usually only trust Apple for this king of Apps. Apple submits updates regularly for their apps and improves them in outstanding ways. The kindle App doesn't stay that much behind anyway.
  16. md63 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007

    I tried iBook, Kindle and B&N by downloading the same free book and trying the different applications. I found I liked the Kindle best. I actually found the fake page flips on iBook to be distracting. Also since the Kindle is better in sunlight than the iPad I thought in the future I might pick up a used kindle to read by the pool. When it came for me to buy my first ebook it was only available on Amazon so I didn't have much of a choice.
  17. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Kindle. iBooks is still Gutenberg only in my country and, at this rate, I doubt I'll bother using it when they finally get the store up and running.
  18. bfc macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
    I use the Kindle app, Kobo app and iBooks. To be honest my least favourite is iBooks. For whatever reason, I just don't like reading using it.
  19. huck500 macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2004
    Southern California
    Barnes and Noble, but only because I still enjoy reading on my nook more than on the iPad.
  20. iburns macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2010
    I Own Kindle But Prefer Nook

    I own a Kindle I, but after having recently tested a Nook and Sony eReader, I prefer the Nook. Great form/feel. Great policy on unlimited book access while in a Barnes & Noble store.
  21. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004

    I love the ability to highlight text and add my own notes, which is especially useful in textbook type material.
  22. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I like iBooks. Infact this was one of the features that made me interested in the iPad. I like the way it works and the UI, but honestly. I only have three free books on it. dracula, alice in wonderland and...damn i cant even remember the other. I would buy from iBooks, but the only books on it that I'm interested in atm...I already have these books (real books). Once they have a better library I'll probably purchase books of it :)

    I use Stanza most though. I have 8 books on it. I only use it cause iBooks doesn't have these books. I tried converting them into ePub for iBooks but it messed up the layout and stuff.
  23. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    I'm using iBooks at the moment but may switch to Kindle when I've finished reading my current book since I bought the next in the series via that app.
  24. AndyMulhearn macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2006
    Stanza because it allows me to get at my content from Baen.com.
  25. thatisme macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2010
    United States
    Most of my books have been read in the Kindle app, however, personal preference is to use iBooks.

    I am tied with someone else's (relative) Kindle account, and they are an avid reader, so my library to choose from is increasing daily in the Kindle. If I could transfer these books over to iBooks, I would in a heartbeat.

    Nothing really wrong with the Kindle app, tho, other than syncing between my iphone 4 and ipad doesn't work in the Kindle app.

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