toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Perhaps you could write me off list please? I would like some advice about reading on Linux please?
On 21 Feb 2019, at 17:48, Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...
Baen.com is the publisher where I've been buying/reading books
since 1999. Somewhere around the 2005 timeframe, they implemented
a program that allows access to their entire collection for print
impaired folks, and I got in to that when it became available, but
I'd already spent more than 800 bucks buying books from them
before that happened, because of their you bought it, you own it
policy. Quite the breath of fresh air from most publishers who
treat everyone like a crook even before you've bought anything
from them. They mainly deal in science fiction titles, which is
my favorite genre, but they do have authors that write in other
genres as well.
Smashwords.com is another place I purchase drm free books, and I
always download the epub format, because that allows me to unzip
the books and use them in my web browser.
And, just to keep it on topic, NVDA works just fine with all
publishers/formats mentioned in this message.
On 2/21/2019 12:25 PM, James AUSTIN
What company do you use?
On 21 Feb 2019, at 16:49, Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...
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 using them.
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 Yigitoglu wrote:
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 I'm sorry.
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