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iPad eBook formats: Which formats work?

I find that a lot of iPad owners who are looking to use their iPads for reading eBooks want to know what formats are compatible. Buying eBooks directly through Apple’s iBookStore makes it simple, but for better prices and more variety you may need to look elsewhere. This makes it important to know which eBook formats will work on your iPad so you don’t end up wasting money.

What format are iPad eBooks in? Books in the iBookStore come in ePub format. The iPad is formatted to read books in this format, whether you buy them directly from Apple or otherwise. Books in the iBookStore cost an aerage of $12 each. For $50, you can get unlimited ePub format books, comics, and newspapers from a source like this.

Many eBooks are in PDF format. Can the iPad read PDF files? The answer is yes and no. With the aid of certain apps, you can read PDF format eBooks on your iPad. You can also find a website that converts PDF files to ePub format so that you can read them. However, without an app or converter, the iPad is not formatted to read

Can I read my Kindle books on my iPad? Yes, you can. Using the Kindle app, any books that you have purchased through the Kindle store can be read on your iPad. You can also continue to buy Kindle books using this app.


13 Responses to “iPad eBook formats: Which formats work?”

  1. Charlotte Gosson Says:

    Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPad is a much better choice in that case and with the site MyPadMedia, I can get all the iPad ebooks I want too.

  2. Louann Antal Says:

    The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPoa’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

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  9. Sammy Says:

    Hey we was just reading your page on my Google Phone and I was thinking about how good it will work on the new ipad thats coming out. Fleeting thought…. Anyway thanks!

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