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

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
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*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


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

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    Lady Gaga [ Reply ]

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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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