iPhone and Android devices can read ebooks!

By Jen W. RSS Mon, December 20, 2010

Just in time for the holidays, you can now download ebooks to your iPhone, iPod Touch and Android device! It only appears to work  with EPUB formatted ebooks, not PDFs, at this time. You can still use Bluefire to download PDFs and you will still need to use Bluefire for the iPad until that app gets released.  See my post on Bluefire for more information.

I've only been able to test it on an iPhone so far, but I do love the new "Get Books" feature where you can save the Free Library of Philadelphia as your library so you have a quick link to our content right from the app.

If you have found some fun features in the Android release, please post them in the comments for everyone to learn from!

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can i download books to LISTEN to on my ipod touch?
jane - pittsburgh
Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's pretty easy convert a PDF file in ePub. Is it possibile using free program like Calibre o some webtool http://www.appleapps.it/2011/libri/convertire-i-pdf-in-epub-semplicemente-ecco-il-video-tutorial/
Daniele -
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Looks like iPhone 5 is coming next year! Source: http://www.iphone5today.co.uk/
iPhone 5 - UK
Monday, October 10, 2011

Thats really great. There are lots of apps in the market which helpful to read eBooks. Now i don't need to a PC to read eBooks. :) Frida from
Frida Adams - New York
Thursday, April 26, 2012

iPhones rule! www.i-Rite.com
Lee - Richmond, Va
Sunday, June 3, 2012

I love these new features. It is amazing how far we have come so far. I can only begin to imagine where we might be in 5-10 years with smartphones. Gary http://gamecentergames.com
Game Center - Ohio
Sunday, December 9, 2012

I love reading books. I like doing it even more on my iPad. I am now waiting on the iPad Mini to come. I can't wait. Solavei http://www.mobilephonebizopportunity.com
Solavei - California
Sunday, December 9, 2012