Electronic version of a book has similar features as printed version, just like page numbers, content, pictures, structure of a content. E-books are available in more formats for example PDF, DOCX, EPUB, eReader, iBook, MOBI.
If the downloaded e-book is in a format not supported by your device, you can easily convert it to a suitable format. When converting, it is possible that the content loses its original structure. We recommend that you download an app that supports that format and where you can open an eBook.
Devices: You can read an e-book on the following types of devices:
Note that for some devices, a compatibility issue may arise when the e-book format or service through which it is accessed may not be supported by the device.
Advantages of e-book:
Disadvantages of e-book:
Purchase or subscription?
Slovakia, nowadays, the common practice is to buy an e-book in bookstores e-shops:
In addition to the classic e-book purchase model via the bookstore, there are online services that enable you to borrow an e-book or an audio book as a subscription. In the overview we compared one of the most used international services Scribd and one locally closer alternative Bookport.cz.
|Description||Service was originally devoted to the publication of academic works. Since 2009, it started to offer e-books.||More than 4000 titles in czech language|
|Advantages||· 1 milion of e-books of different genres
· Special content for example academic works or other content
· Bestsellers offer that are not available at other providers
· Possibility to borrow more audiobooks during the month.
· Possibility to invite a friend, who gets the free usage of the service for 2 months after signing in and you get the 1 month free after his/ her signing in.
· Download of e-book and audiobook to your device.
· Worldwide available and accessible.
|· Content is
linguistically more accessible· Books by Czech authors· Czech language· Professional literature
|Disadvantages||· After cancelling the subscription you will not get to you e-books and audio books
· Incomapatible with Kindle and other book readers.
|· Smaller variety of selection
· No audiobooks available
|Formats||e-books and audiobooks||e – books|
|Platforms||Application and web interface||Application|
|Try – out subscription||30 day,
2 months after inviting a friend
For 14 days = 1 CZK
|Price per Month||8.99 USD||starting at 199 CZK / 8,84 USD/|
|Evaluation||This service offer best price for availability or content.||This service is interesting alternative to the international providers.|
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