40 Free eBook ePUB Reader and Cover Creator Software

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How to create an eBook with free software in PDF and ePub format? Below is a list of 20 software to create and edit your eBook, iBooks Author is a free software for Mac OS and it publishes to Apple’s book stores for free. Some editors are free, but they will take a cut from the sales generated online.

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40 Free eBook ePUB Reader and Creator

eBook Publishing Software

If this is your first time writing an eBook, I highly recommend using the cheapest tool available – free. In all business, always use the minimal resources to gain experience. I highly recommend Pressbook and Sigil, both are equally good eBook editor and publisher.

 WindowsMacWebLicense

ABBYY FineReader

Commercial

Adobe InDesign

Commercial

Adobe RoboHelp

Commercial

Aquafadas Digital Publishing System

Commercial

Atlantis Word Processor

Commercial

BlueGriffon EPUB Edition

Commercial

Booktype

Free

calibre

Free

eLML

-

iBooks Author

Free

IGP:Digital Publisher

Commercial

iStudio Publisher

Commercial

Jutoh

Commercial

Luciwik

Free

Madcap Flare

Commercial

Apple Pages

-

PressBooks

Free

QuarkXPress

Commercial

Serif PagePlus X6

Commercial

Scrivener

Commercial

Sigil

Free
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eBook Software Reading Systems

If you’re using a desktop powered by Windows OS, I highly recommend calibre. A free open source software that reads ePub format.

 WindowsMacAndroidiOSWebLicense

Adobe Digital Editions

License

Aldiko

-

Cool Reader


*
Open Source

Sumatra PDF


*
Open Source

AZARDI

Proprietary

BookGlutton

Proprietary

Booki.sh

Proprietary

Calibre


*
Open Source

Clearview Reader

Proprietary

FBReader


*
Open Source

Google Books

Proprietary

iBooks

Proprietary

Kitabu

-

Lektz

Proprietary

Lexcycle Stanza

Proprietary

Lucifox

Open Source

Mobipocket


*
Proprietary

Moon+ Reader

Proprietary

Okular

Open Source

English Books Reader

-

*ePub format readers and viewers for Windows

Comparison of e-book Formats

Which eBook format is the best? PDF is the most widely accepted format, it is readable on almost every eBook reader, eBook Apps, desktop, tablets, smartphones and more. ePub on the other hand is another widely accepted Open Standard free format. ePub can be read by almost every single device except for Amazon Kindle.

Since there is virtually not much difference between ePub and PDF, I highly recommend ePub because it is an open standard.

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Kindle .azw

Microsoft Reader .lit

Mobipocket .prc .mobi

eReader .pdb

Adobe .pdf

EPUB .epub

What Kind Of Book Makes The Best eBook?

  • Text only, avoid images if possible because most eBook readers uses eInk, which has a black and white display.
  • Adjustable font size, make sure the font size can be increase by the user for easy reading.

eBook Market, Who to Target?

Who are the big buyers of eBooks? Surprisingly Women are the biggest buyer of eBooks, which probably includes eMagazine and more. There is a saying, male tend to pay more for 1 item need, while female tend to pay less for many items they want. I guess eBooks are the logical choice.

infographic eBook Market, Who to Target


11 comments on “40 Free eBook ePUB Reader and Cover Creator Software

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    Lady Gaga [ Reply ]

    Hello! Ok, if you really want an EBook Builder that’s free head on over to here

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      help me [ Reply ]

      best ebook reader for blackberry?

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    Snoop Dogg [ Reply ]

    OK, so today I’ll be taking a look at Ultimate Ebook Creator Kindle, Nook And All Ebook Readers.

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    Hello, Looking for the best ebook compiler out there. Currently using ebookgold, but they are really screwed up.

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    As you may know, most mobile multimedia devices are not able to read text files

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      vision [ Reply ]

      Lulu officially launched the Lulu EPUB Converter and eBook

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    Whitson [ Reply ]

    ebook creator software

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      Free and Open Source eBook( EPUB, FB2, CHM ) Reader Software

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      Tim Fisher [ Reply ]

      Sony Bookworm is a free online platform for storing and reading [DRM Free] EPUB ebooks.

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    Ayman A R [ Reply ]

    You should also include Kotobee Author and Kotobee Reader. They are gaining popularity.

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    Harraz [ Reply ]

    I agree with Ayman A R, Kotobee Author has a free-for-life license that I use to export EPUBs and many other formats. I also publish my ebooks for free on their shared library with a unique URL for each ebook.

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