Re: Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle


David Moore
 

Hi all!

I do Google Searches for e-books a lot, and I have downloaded free books of all genres!

David Moore

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From: Melissa Jean
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

 

Oh, I forgot about smashwords! A lot of authors I read offer free

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

to read.

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.

> http://www.baenebooks.com

> 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

> vice versa).

> http://www.closed-circle.net

> 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

> others.

> http://www.gutenberg.org/

> mostly public domain books in the us, though there are a few commercial

> modern books there as well.

> http://www.smashwords.com/

> 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.

> http://weightlessbooks.com/

> I primarily use them for a couple magazine subscriptions, but they have

> other things there too.

> http://www.books-by-wings-epress.com/

> 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.

> http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/

> 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.

> http://scifi-az.com/

> Science fiction books written by a single author, but I've bought

> everything on the site, and didn't regret any of it. :)

> http://www.nostarch.com/

> 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,

> https://librivox.org/

> 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

> preferences are.

> 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.

>> 

>> Thank you.

>> 

>> 

>> 

>>     -----Original Message-----

>>     From: David Goldfield

>>     Sent: Aug 1, 2017 11:45 AM

>>     To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

>>     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.

>> 

>>     https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp

>> 

>>     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.

>>>     Brian

>>> 

>>>     bglists@...

>>>     Sent via blueyonder.

>>>     Please address personal email to:-

>>>     briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'

>>>     in the display name field.

>>>     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Fantasy Sports"

>>>     <fantasylife@...>

>>>     To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

>>>     Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 8:49 PM

>>>     Subject: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

>>> 

>>> 

>>>>     Dear Group,

>>>> 

>>>>     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.

>>>> 

>>>> 

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