Oh, I forgot about smashwords! A lot of authors I read offer free
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stuff, amazon makes them start off offering at $.99 till they do some
price matching crap first. They let you get a lot of different formats
What I like about them is that you can follow authors and get alerts
when they have a new book ( they are a lot faster at it than amazon if
you follow the same author there and bookbub.com.)
The only thing is the adult filter they have going on for searches. I
forget how, but you have to have an account and mess wit hthe settings
so that you can turn that off.
On 8/2/17, Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...> wrote:
Are you kidding? There's hundreds of places to get ebooks. Here's just a
few I use.
they publish their own material, as well as provide ebooks for other
publishers such as event horizons, Blind side, Fordstreet, Wordfire,
Yarddog, ufo publishing, pinbeam, fairwood, jabberwocky, and others.
(they have a program that you can join for free if you are print
impaired to gain access to all of the books they publish, including the
ones from other publishers. It may not be on the main page, so you may
have to hunt for it, but I've been a member for many years now, so
haven't needed the link for quite some time. If anyone has trouble
finding it, let me know, and I can direct the proper people to you or
A couple authors got together, and put their books up there for sale, C.
J. Cherry, and lynn Abbey are the two I'm aware of, though there may be
mostly public domain books in the us, though there are a few commercial
modern books there as well.
Lots of independent authors put their books up here for download. You
can find all kinds of good stuff here, though you'll need to search,
since there's not a whole lot of organization there, unless you like the
categories they already have (I don't), so finding books is not as
straightforward as it might otherwise be, but there are a good number of
free stories on there too, so it's always worth a look.
I primarily use them for a couple magazine subscriptions, but they have
other things there too.
Has several genres, including science fiction, mystery, and younger
readers. I generally only hit this site when a new book comes out by H.
Susan Shaw, since we go to the same church, and her books are very amusing.
Lots of books on technical topics, I've purchased things from them
(mostly related to mac material), but the books are very well written,
and are generally pretty full featured.
Science fiction books written by a single author, but I've bought
everything on the site, and didn't regret any of it. :)
publisher that has (mostly) computer related subjects, but again, very
well covered, and generally very simple to understand. I've purchased
from them in the past, and had no complaints with their material.
There's plenty of other sites, besides the huge commercial ones like
amazon, apple, barnes and noble, and so on. All you need to do is look
for them. These are just the ones I could come up off the top of my
head, or by taking a quick glance into my ebooks directory on my hd. I
have other sites I've purchased from too, but some of theose are gone
now, or are specifically for specific magazine subscriptions, not
general ebook sites, so I didn't include any of those.
If you want audio books,
is one place to find public domain audio books, and of course,
audible.com, amazon, and again, if you perform a google search, hundreds
of such sites pop up, so there's no reason to complain about lack of
ebook sites to obtain material for reading, no matter what your
On 8/2/2017 3:15 PM, Fantasy Sports wrote:
Thanks everyone for the help. I will have to get some Kindle books
and try out what you suggest.
Just curious, what other options are there for Ebooks besides Kindle
and Amazon? You guys
mentioned other formats and vendors of ebooks, but I am not aware of
any that are mainstream.
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Aug 1, 2017 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle
The latest version of the Kindle for PC app will work rather
nicely with NVDA and, as of now, no accessibility plug-in is needed.
David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist Feel free to
visit my Web site WWW.DavidGoldfield.Info
On 8/1/2017 2:33 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I'd imagine you need the accessible version of the Kindle
Application to read those unless somebody has hacked the format
which is probably illegal.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Fantasy Sports"
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 8:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle
There are many books on Amazon.com that are in Kindle form.
The description says they are only compatible with JAWS.
I'm wondering if reading these books is possible with NVDA?
Are these Kindle books the same thing as Ebooks, and are they
just something you can cut and paste into Notepad or Word?
Thanks for the help.