Using Your iPhone as an E-reader
Get ready to . . .
⇒ Discover E-reading
⇒ Find Books with iBooks
⇒ Explore Other E-book Sources
⇒ Buy Books
⇒ Navigate a Book
⇒ Adjust Brightness in iBooks
⇒ Change the Font Size and Type
⇒ Search in Your Book
⇒ Use Bookmarks and Highlights
⇒ Check Words in the Dictionary
⇒ Organize Books in Collections
⇒ Download Magazine Apps to Newsstand
⇒ Preview and Buy Issues of Periodicals Through Newsstand
⇒ Read Periodicals in Your Newsstand Apps
A traditional e-reader is a device that’s used primarily to read the electronic version of books, magazines, and newspapers. If you’re happy reading on your smaller iPhone screen, your phone can be a great e-reader, although it isn’t a traditional e-reader device like the Barnes & Noble Nook because it gets its functionality from an e-reader app.
Apple’s free, downloadable app that turns your iPhone into an e-reader is iBooks, which also enables you to buy and download books from Apple’s iBookstore. You can also use one of several other free e-reader apps — for example Kindle, Stanza, or Nook — to download books to your iPhone from a variety of online sources such as Amazon and Google so you can read to your heart’s content.
An app that arrived with iOS 5 is Newsstand, covered later in this chapter. Newsstand provides access to another reading experience, but its focus is on subscribing to and reading magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals. With iOS 7 comes a drastic revision to the appearance ...