September and October is the time to return to schools and universities, where reading and digital textbooks can be a great alternative to printed books. Let's see how you can download for free legal e-books.
E-books have many advantages, one advantage over printed books seem to be extremely important. We can not reach at any time, without leaving the house. For students the opportunity to download free e-books from legitimate sources in the network is a convenient alternative to a trip to the library. Below advise where to download reading and school textbooks in digital format and on how e-books reach, and the most convenient way to read them.
Free and legal e-books?
Electronic books, like those printed, are protected by law. In the group of school reading they prevail, however, works with the so-called. public domain – books and e-books for which copyrights have expired. According to the letter of the law it takes place 70 years after the death of the creator or co-creator of the last. Collective works, such as magazines, dictionaries and encyclopedias, become the common property after 70 years from the date of first publication.Is it difficult to find on the Internet legally and free e-books? Not necessarily, although it is always worth checking out if you really reach for a track that belongs to the public domain. The network of proven sources such e-books are at least a few. Some of the songs is a remnant of the project PBI (Polish Internet Library) 2003-2007. The project no longer exists, but we owe him digitization of approx. 2,000 titles. After the Polish classics in a digital version worth it to go to the site Free Reading (wolnelektury.pl), a worthy successor PBI, developed by the Modern Poland Foundation. Catalog now includes more than 4300 titles in the public domain. Among them we find the majority of school reading designed for students of primary, secondary and high schools. Free Reading distinguished by high quality e-books., Which are available in three popular formats: PDF, EPUB and MOBI. Downloaded songs will read, in principle, on any device: computer, smartphone or tablet or eReader. Resources from the directory of Free and reading of the draft PBI were collected in alphabetical order in the cloud Midiapolis Drive (drive.midiapolis.com). Once available there files in EPUB format can reach among other holders of e-readers with family inkBOOK, which are equipped with pre-installed on the device mobile application. Reading can thus be downloaded very quickly directly on the device. Midiapolis Cloud Drive is also available from the browser, so e-books can be downloaded on the computer. The rich database of e-books has a service Wiktionary (wikisource.pl), where in addition to literary works will also find historical documents and archival journalism. Wikisource often offer several versions of the song. In this valuable old translation. The project is international, so its resources are very extensive and available in at least several dozen languages. Another global service is Project Gutenberg (gutenberg.org) – database with more than 52 thousand. e-books. Sorry, we find there are very few Polish-language literature. Students and teachers should look at the digital platform E-books (epodreczniki.pl), where you can download the materials for primary, secondary and high schools. Are there not only digital versions of the manuals in PDF format, but also rich resources of educational materials, including multimedia presentations.
What to read e-books?
In practice, to help the school a lot more can be useful e-book readers (instead of tablets and smartphones). As used in these displays E Ink based on the technology of electronic paper. On the one hand, e-readers allow for comfortable reading, and on the other exclusive gaming or video playback. They have a frosted screen, which is not easy on the eyes and do not reflect light. Since its invoice imitate paper, they are often called e-paper. E-book readers display the image in shades of gray, but unlike smartphones or tablets do not require daily charging. Operating time is counted here, not hours, and weeks. Most 6-inch device, such as inkBOOK Classic, inkBOOK Obsidian and Amazon Kindle are close to the size of the school notebook and can fit in the memory of even a few thousand e-books. Models with a screen size of 8 inches or more, prove themselves and in more professional applications. You can easily view them on large publications such as textbooks.
What is the best format for e-books?
To read on the computer just popular PDF format. E-books in PDF format will open on virtually any machine, it also supports web browsers Chrome and Firefox. PDF does not allow you to edit an open document, so we can not set while reading the text size, gaps between the lines or the font. Annoying may also be slow to open up large PDF files on some mobile devices. In the case of e-books, PDF files definitely wins the EPUB format. It offers good compression and what is essential, we like to personalize e-book while reading, which does not offer a PDF format. This is of great importance in devices with small screen diagonal. EPUB is designed for readers of e-books, but the format is open also on smartphones and tablets. You will need only a dedicated application. Competitive against the EPUB format and MOBI / AZW use e-reader Amazon Kindle. Saved in the MOBI e-books we open another e-reader, even for inkBOOKu, but it does not work the other way – do not read Kindle e-book format EPUB. To convert EPUB to MOBI or vice versa, you can reach for the free program Calibre (calibre-ebook.com). It is available on computers with Windows, OS X or Linux. Sources and materials used in the article: 1) www.calibre-ebook.com 2) www.drive.midiapolis.com 3) www.epodreczniki.pl 4) www.gutenberg .org 5) www.my-midia.com 6) www.wikisource.pl 7) www.wolnelektury.pl 8) www.zaiks.org.pl 9) press releases.