WWW Wednesday: 12 Free Kindle Christian eBooks

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My post this Wednesday over at the Why We Web blog lists 12 eBooks in Kindle format that you can download for free. If you do not own a Kindle you can still read Kindle formatted ebooks with one of Kindle’s free apps (see WWW post for details).

Enjoy!

Link: 12 Free Kindle Christian eBooks

 

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Believers Bookshelf Announces eBooks

iBooks iconThings are starting to get interesting in the world of eBooks.

Last week I received an email from Gospel Folio Press announcing their launching of several titles in eBook format (See DS post: Gospel Folio Press Announces eBooks). Now this week I received an email from Believers Bookshelf Canada announcing their foray into eBooks.

According to BBC’s email 14 titles are presently available in the ePub format through Apple’s iTunes store (link).

Apparently there is only one title available for the Kindle (link), however the email indicates they are presently working on additional Kindle titles.

Happy reading…

 

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eReader or Traditional Books? 5 Reasons To Make The Switch

Kindle eReaderMy most recent post on the Why We Web blog takes a look at why I believe the time has come to begin using a dedicated eReader. In the post I give 5 reasons why the time is right to make the switch:

  1. Portability
  2. Affordability of e-Reader Hardware
  3. Borrow eBooks From Your Any Community’s Library Without Ever Leaving Home
  4. The Low and Decreasing Cost of e-Books
  5. Huge and Growing Selection of Free e-Books

If you are thinking about making the switch from traditional print books to eBooks, I would encourage you to check out the full post here.

 

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The Hunt For The Perfect Bible: Lay of the Land

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Sun Tzu said “Know The Terrain” by which he meant that if you’re fighting you better know where you’re fighting. Nuclear devices changed all that. But it still applies when you’re traversing the battle field of e-bible shopping.

There are five territories you’ll be shopping in and they all have their pros and cons.

Mobile Devices. These devices are the smallest, lightest devices you can find and therefore the most portable option available. They often give you the benefit of making calls. Of course, if you don’t want to become the bondservant of a cellular contract, you could look at devices like the Apple Touch, the N810, or the Archos32 Palm-Sized Tablet.

Readers. This is every tablet on the marketplace. So products like the iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and even the Kindle: same family but different skill-sets. The Kindle’s e-ink technology makes reading in-or-outdoors a breeze while the iPad’s shiny reflective sun mirror of death works great as a movie-screen inside. These devices are better for reading than the Cell phones but they suffer from the same input problems (e-keyboards, only one external storage slot like an SD card) and an operating system that doesn’t allow you to install full versions of programs (like Word or Logos).

Ultraportables. Which are netbooks, thinbooks (eg: Apple Air, Asus Zenbook) and the like. These devices usually have at least one usb port (which allows adding some sort of peripherals), a real keyboard, but their screens are usually as small as (or smaller than) readers without the auto-rotate capability that readers are known for. Ultraportables have more cranking power than a Reader and they come with a full Operating system so you can install your desktop programs at ease but you might have a problem using multiple programs at the same time—considering the screen size and RAM (I’ll get into that in a later post).

Laptops. These are the workhorses of mobile computing. They have a full Operating System like their smaller cousins the Ultraportables, but they have bigger and more powerful guts to let you do complex stuff on the go. These usually come with a CD-Rom drive (unlike all the previous categories I listed) although they have been slowly phasing them out. These devices are usually heavier than all the previous listed devices and their batteries might not last as long either, but their costs and cranking power is always better than the Ultraportables.

Desktops. The Non-Mobile beast that sits at your foot waiting at your beck and call. These have absolutely the most power, can do the most work, can process the most information, can install the most programs and should actually function as the center of all your computing needs. I always recommend people get a Desktop Computer before buying a mobile solution (especially since most mobile solutions except Ultraportables and laptops require a desktop) but if you own one already, then going mobile might be a viable option—especially if you want an E-Bible on the Go.

Now you know what’s out there and knowing is half the battle. Sun Tzu would be proud.

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To read the next installment in this series click here.

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