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Transform Your iPhone or iPad Into A Powerful eBook Reader

In addition to being able to download and read a wide range of newspaper and magazine content, by downloading the free iBooks app from the App Store, you can transform your iPhone or iPad into a powerful and feature-packed eBook reader.

The iBooks app works seamlessly with Apple's online-based iBookstore, which offers tens of thousands of eBook titles for sale from bestselling authors and well-established publishers, in addition to self-published authors and up-and-coming writers. In addition, iBookstore offers a vast collection of free eBook titles.

The iBook app serves two purposes. It allows you to connect to the iBookstore online service to find, purchase, and download eBook content; and then it allows you to read eBooks, as well as your own PDF files, on your iPhone or iPad's screen.

eBook prices range from free to $14.99 each, and can be downloaded instantly. As an eBook reader, iBooks offers the ability to customize the appearance of text on the screen.

For example, you can choose a font and font size that text is displayed in. The app also offers a handful of other easy-to-use features, like digital bookmarks, an interactive table of contents for each eBook title, the ability to write notes in the margins of your eBooks as you're reading, or access a dictionary as you're reading.

iBooks also allows you to manage a personal library on your iPad or iPhone, so you can have all of your favorite books with you at all times. While your Apple device must be connected to the Internet to access iBookstore, web connectivity is not required for reading eBooks stored on your phone or tablet.

Finding fiction or non-fiction books available from iBookstore is easy. You can even access The New York Times "Bestsellers" list or see lists of books (based on genre) that are popular among other iPhone and iPad users.

You can also search for titles based on an author's name, book title, subject matter, or keyword.

If you can't find the book you're looking for on iBookstore, you can download the free Kindle, Nook, or Kobo app, and then purchase and read eBooks available from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and Borders.com, respectively. Each of these free apps utilizes its own eBook reader once the eBook titles have been purchased and downloaded.

So, whether you're looking to read the latest news stories published within your favorite newspaper, peruse the digital edition of a popular magazine, or read a bestselling book, you can do this easily on your iPhone or iPad, and enjoy this content in full color, using apps that offer a simple but feature-packed user interface that allows you to turn the page of a publication with a flick of the finger.

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