Friday, November 12, 2010

OverDrive Books On iPads and iPhones

Bluefire Reader Makes OverDrive Books Work on iPads and iPhones

Terrry Dawson, Director of the Appleton Public Library discovered this easy way to make OverDrive books readable on his iPad.  Here is the link to the article from mobiputing:

Terry downloaded the free app, Bluefire Reader to his iPad. He downloaded the Adobe epub book from Overdrive onto his desktop and emailed the file to himself. From the iPad mail client, he did an “open with” Bluefire Reader et voila!  

Bluefire Reader is a eBook app for iOS which lets you read digital books in PDF and ePub formats. But what really sets Bluefire apart from every other app available for iOS is that it supports Adobe DRM. And as of today, it supports the DRM used by public libraries, which means you can download free eBooks from hundreds of public library web sites and read them on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Up until now you could only read those books on a Sony Reader, Nook, or a computer.

Bluefire is available as a free download from the App StoreOur online ebooks just got better… and in more demand.
(Terry Dawson, Appleton Public Library)

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