Especially now that iPad and tablet PCs have become the rage all over the world, shifting to e-books has become easier and more convenient for many. Of course, a lot of people prefer to use the iPad since this is considered to be the king of tablet PCs. You can ask anyone around on what brand or kind of tablet PC that they would want to have and without a doubt, the answer would be the iPad. Even if there are other brands that are dedicated e-book readers, having the iPad at hand is more preferred as you can do more with it than just reading a book.
Making the iPad your default e-reader has become a breeze. There are a lot of applications that you can install and use as your reader and most of them do not require any fees to purchase. After all, it is the content that you are paying for in this case. Installing them in your machine would not take too long even if you have to download it as most of it are not that big of a file. Most of the big name bookstores have their own application that you can download into your iPad. Some of these store-specific e-book readers are Amazon has the Kindle App for iPad and Nook from Barnes and Noble. Kobo Reader is another application, which gets its contents from Borders ebooks or from their Kobo Books website. If you have a Kindle device, you can easily transfer its contents to an iPad or iPad Mini using a Kanex Thunderbolt cable.
There are other e-book reader applications that are not backed up by big name retailer stores but have been getting rave reviews from users alike. One of these applications is the Bluefire Reader. This app has been available since late 2010 but has filed a niche in the market by being the only application on the iPad that allows you to read e-books borrowed from your public library using the Adobe Digital Editions DRM platform format. This also means that paid content from other platforms using the same format can now be read on your iPad without any hitches, thanks to this application. In addition to that, the application also supports EPUB files, which means you can easily import your own content into the application.
Most of these applications allow for customization of the pages of your e-book. You can change the font, size, color, page layout, margins and among other things. This would ensure that you would be most comfortable in reading your e-book. There are also options for night mode when you prefer doing your readings just before going to sleep.
Now that you have installed an e-book reader application in your iPad, it is easy to use it for your e-books. The next thing to do is to import all your e-book files into the library of your chosen application and you can start reading. This has definitely made reading a snap, more convenient and most especially more fun to do, especially if you have the accessories like an iPad charging station.