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Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle


Fantasy Sports <fantasylife@...>
 

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.


Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


the following link might help it is for the kindel for pc it needs to be the accessible version. the page to get it from is https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200596280


but you should be abel to get books from plenty of sources and read them but maybe not in this program.


It would depend in which format they are.


Gene nz



On 8/1/2017 7:49 AM, Fantasy Sports wrote:
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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Sean Randall <contact@...>
 

Hi,

Kindle books compatible with JAWS will work just as well with NVDA.

The vast majority of eBooks, including Kindle ones, have digital rights management on them. This means that you can't just copy into a text file; the idea is that you only read the file in an approved app, such as Kindle.

You can refund a bought Kindle book with no questions asked if you're unsure about accessibility, so I'd say get the very latest NVDA and Kindle for PC and you're good to go.
S.

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IT and Accessibility Specialist
Email Contact@...
Phone +44 (0) 1905 692280
Or visit My LinkedIn Profile for my blog posts, areas of interest and qualifications at http://UK.LinkedIn.com/in/AccessibleSean

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fantasy Sports
Sent: Monday 31 July 2017 08:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.


Aravind R
 

Friends, i want to read tamil books by purchasing from amazon using
kindle book reader. NVDA eSpeak reads tamil books in unicode format in
text or word format but nod pdf. but i am afraid kindle books are in
drm content or PDF content. then how to read tamil books using eSpeak
in kindle reader?

On 8/1/17, Sean Randall <contact@...> wrote:
Hi,

Kindle books compatible with JAWS will work just as well with NVDA.

The vast majority of eBooks, including Kindle ones, have digital rights
management on them. This means that you can't just copy into a text file;
the idea is that you only read the file in an approved app, such as Kindle.

You can refund a bought Kindle book with no questions asked if you're unsure
about accessibility, so I'd say get the very latest NVDA and Kindle for PC
and you're good to go.
S.

__
Sean Randall
IT and Accessibility Specialist
Email Contact@...
Phone +44 (0) 1905 692280
Or visit My LinkedIn Profile for my blog posts, areas of interest and
qualifications at http://UK.LinkedIn.com/in/AccessibleSean


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fantasy
Sports
Sent: Monday 31 July 2017 08:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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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Department of sales
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mobile no: +91 9940369593, 9710945613.
email id : aravind_069@..., aravind.andhrabank@....


 

hi.
may i ask whats the format of kindle books?
and i think that there is no different between jaws and nvda in this regard.
NVDA supports reading and navigating books in Amazon Kindle for PC.
This functionality is only available in Kindle books that support
"Enhanced Typesetting", which you can check on the details page for
the book.
Browse mode is used to read books. It is enabled automatically when
you open a book or focus the book area. The page will be turned
automatically as appropriate when you move the cursor or use the say
all command. You can manually turn to the next page with the pageDown
key and turn to the previous page with the pageUp key.
Single letter navigation is supported for links and graphics, but only
within the current page. Navigating by link also includes footnotes.
8.8.1. Text Selection
Kindle allows you to perform various functions on selected text,
including obtaining a dictionary definition, adding notes and
highlights, copying the text to the clipboard and searching the web.
To do this, first select text as you normally would in browse mode;
e.g. by using shift and the cursor keys. Once you have selected text,
press the applications key or shift+f10 to show the available options
for working with the selection. If you do this with no text selected,
options will be shown for the word at the cursor.
8.8.2. User Notes
You can add a note regarding a word or passage of text. To do this,
first select the relevant text and access the selection options as
described above. Then, choose Add Note.
When reading in browse mode, NVDA refers to these notes as comments.
To view, edit or delete a note:
1. Move the cursor to the text containing the note.
2. Access the options for the selection as described above.
3. Choose Edit Note.
i copied the guidance from nvda user guide and sent it.
inhance typesetting is changed to designated with screen reader
supported in nvda 2017.2
hope that help and God bless you.

On 8/1/17, Aravind R <aravind.andhrabank@...> wrote:
Friends, i want to read tamil books by purchasing from amazon using
kindle book reader. NVDA eSpeak reads tamil books in unicode format in
text or word format but nod pdf. but i am afraid kindle books are in
drm content or PDF content. then how to read tamil books using eSpeak
in kindle reader?

On 8/1/17, Sean Randall <contact@...> wrote:
Hi,

Kindle books compatible with JAWS will work just as well with NVDA.

The vast majority of eBooks, including Kindle ones, have digital rights
management on them. This means that you can't just copy into a text file;
the idea is that you only read the file in an approved app, such as
Kindle.

You can refund a bought Kindle book with no questions asked if you're
unsure
about accessibility, so I'd say get the very latest NVDA and Kindle for
PC
and you're good to go.
S.

__
Sean Randall
IT and Accessibility Specialist
Email Contact@...
Phone +44 (0) 1905 692280
Or visit My LinkedIn Profile for my blog posts, areas of interest and
qualifications at http://UK.LinkedIn.com/in/AccessibleSean


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Fantasy
Sports
Sent: Monday 31 July 2017 08:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.









--
nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

r. aravind,

Assistant manager
Department of sales
bank of baroda specialised mortgage store, Chennai.
mobile no: +91 9940369593, 9710945613.
email id : aravind_069@..., aravind.andhrabank@....



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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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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.



David Goldfield
 

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

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----- 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.










Danni
 

I believe it uses a sapi voice for reading the books! you can use NVDA for navigating through the app to get to the books you want to read and open them to read! I use it all the time!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fantasy Sports" <fantasylife@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 12:49 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.



Fantasy Sports <fantasylife@...>
 

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

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----- 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.










 

I buy the majority of my books via amazon, but I've started branching
out to use google play to buy books. Their interface isn't that
difficult to figure out and I can get eBook format already so I can
read them in voice dream reader (the app I use on my iPhone to read
all books.)
I've not tried barnes and noble, I don't buy iBooks anymore since
their method of controlling your library sucks to me, and I've not
tried any other vendors. There is kobo too, but I have no idea how
books with them work either.
I know that there are a lot of book vendors, I read a few book blogs,
but I always just assumed they were for mostly physical books so
didn't look into them.

On 8/2/17, Fantasy Sports <fantasylife@...> 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

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----- 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.






Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

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

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----- 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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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

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Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
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----- 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.








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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>>> 

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