5 Best E-book Apps for Android
E-books have brought about a revolution in the world of literature and the lives of readers. E-books allow readers to personalise the reading experience. It is also greener. As readers are embracing ebooks, publishers are digitising classics and new releases to cater to new readers. Some other advantages - portability, easy access and sharing - make e-books the new escape for book lovers. Here are the 5 best ebook apps for Android.
5 Best E-book Apps for Android
Goodreads is a social network for avid-readers where you can not only read but also share, organize, and recommend books to other booklovers. This app has some basic features like browsing featured books and genres to discover new books and getting personalised recommendations based on your taste. This app also lets you discuss books through messages, reviews, and groups. My Books, another feature of this app, lets you find all of your Kindle Notes & Highlights, so you can revisit what you loved about each book and easily share your favourite highlights with friends. However, the prize-winning feature of Goodreads is that it lets you scan covers or barcodes to find the books quickly on the app.
With over 4 million eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, and comics, and 75,000 free titles, Nook is like a candy store for book-lovers. Nook customizes your experience with multiple fonts and page styles and robust organization and social sharing tools. The biggest advantage of this app is that it lets you start from where you left off even as you jump from one device to another. The NOOK Reading App syncs across all your devices. Apart from books, you can also read newspapers or magazines. This app caters not only to adult readers but with its kids’ interactive picture books and the “Read and Record” feature, this app is a perfect bed-time story pal for children.
Wattpad is a perfect platform for amateur writers to share their stories with the world. The app has a global community of 80 million users connected through the power of stories. Apart from stories from fellow community members, there is also a horizon of books written by best-selling authors and publication houses. Whatever you’re into — romance, science fiction, mystery, comedy, action, adventure, fantasy, young adult fiction, or fan fiction — you’ll find it all on Wattpad. To keep its community active and engaged, Wattpad organizes writing contests and competitions as well.
Serial Reader is an app for readers who love classic books and literature. With a wide range of options, almost as many as 600, to choose from, this is an ideal replacement for classic literature of thick, leather-bound tomes. This app lets you customize a variety of themes and fonts, look-up words in the dictionary and on Wikipedia and track your reading streaks. With an optional one-time in-app purchase ($2.99/year), you can highlight text and save notes, save books to read later. Serial Reader helps you fit classic literature into your busy life with comfortable user-interface, easy language and read-time of 20 minutes per story
Inkitt has a library of thousands of pre-published fiction, novels, and stories. This app lets you download a book and enjoy it even when you are offline. It comes with personalized reading recommendations based on your favourite genres, customisable background colours, and different fonts to meet your preferences. Apart from published works, Inkitt also gives a platform to budding amateur writers. It allows you to easily and quickly organize, edit, start or continue writing novels no matter where you are when inspiration hits.
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