Chapter 7: Using Your iPad as an E-reader

In This Chapter

check.png Discovering how iPad differs from other e-readers

check.png Finding and buying books at iBooks

check.png Navigating a book

check.png Working with bookmarks, highlights, and the dictionary

check.png Organizing books in collections

check.png Experience periodicals with Newsstand

Apple has touted iPad as a great e-reader, so though it isn’t a traditional dedicated e-reader device like the Barnes & Noble Nook, you won’t want to miss out on this cool functionality.

Apple’s free, downloadable application that turns your iPad into an e-reader is called iBooks, an application that enables you to buy and download books from Apple’s iBookstore and other e-book sources, as well as to read PDF files. You can also use several other free e-reader applications, such as Kindle, Stanza, or Nook, to download books to your iPad from a variety of online bookstores and other sources, such as Google, ...

Get iPad All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.