the kindle app is accessible both on windows and IOS. I do use
it (quite a lot), though I don't really like it all that much,
because there's no way to backup your books, and if something
happens to the amazon service, or the kindle app becomes
inaccessible, you're out of luck. I much prefer to download my
books and keep them on my hd, so I can back up the books to any
service of my choice. I have one company I've been getting books
from for almost 20 years, and each and every one of their books
are in plain html format (they have other formats, I choose the
html format because it's easiest for me), and I have never once
lost a book from them, even though ZI've changed computers several
times, and even had severe computer crashes, and you want to know
why? because I have the capability of storing my books elsewhere
such as cloud storage, external drives and the like. And I never
have to worry that I won't have access to my books anymore if they
go out of business, or if they can't sell particular books any
longer (as happens regularly with kindle), because I already have
them, and they're saved in various places, and I can always go get
another copy of my books when something happens. Amazon, kobo,
audible and others don't allow this, which is why I don't like
However, for the moment, kindle works fairly well, and I have the
kindle unlimited service, so I read several books a month from the
kindle unlimited selections, and enjoy it very much, but even the
books I purchase on kindle, I know are eventually going to be
inaccessible in one way or another, it's just a matter of time.
I've already lost 5 or 6 books I bought on amazon, because I
couldn't back them up, and they are no longer available for
download on the kindle app.
It stinks, but what can you do.
On 2/20/2019 9:52 AM, UMIT ERDEM
I know that the subject is off topic for this group, but I don't
know any mailing group that it would be suitable for and I thought
that discussing book reading won't hurt us. if I crowd your inbox
first of all, just to satisfy my curiosity, how do you read or
listen your books usually (e.g, which platform, what programs or
apps, what kind of format in) and why?
I usually get my books from Bookshare.org and read them with apple
books Because it is very easy to use and acsessible.
Secondly, I like Apple books very much. it is pretty easy to use.
However, it is very anoying not to be able to sencronize it with
my computor or other divices. I would much prefer having a library
that I can reach from everywhere. Adobe digital edditions seems
promising at first but IOS app doesn't work with voiceover at all
and it has some important accessibility issues in windows with
NVDA wich I can tolerate if I could have used it in my phone
effectively. do you have any recommendations for a free or cheap
app that I can use in at least windows and IOS with
singronisation? highlighting text and bookmarking is very
important for me too.
I am really sorry about this long post but I think discussing this
issue will be a stimulating discussion and is important.