With the rise of apps for book people there has been a shift towards a new trend of “putting down physical books” to pick up e-readers such as iPads and the Kindle.
For context on this trend, within the last two years, a quarter of the books sold worldwide have been e-books. Keep in mind this doesn’t include audiobooks. In 2020, this figure has staggeringly increased from 25 percent to 37 percent.
This figure’s primary influence could be the latest COVID pandemic. The pandemic has influenced daily activities, oscillating consumers to old-school activities like reading books to pass the time.
With more free time than ever before during isolation periods, it seems to show that e-books are here for the future.
E-book readers & iPads serve as a means these days for all sorts of multimedia, but we will focus on e-books and reading for this article’s sake. As the name implies, an electronic book reader, rather than the conventional paper-made book, features light storage to hold multiple books within one easy-to-reach and use device.
You may be wondering exactly how to choose the correct applications to find the best books for your taste out in the market. Don’t worry; in this article, we will list the eight best applications for book people in 2021.
It has an extensive range of e-books within its database, has various features like recommendations based on e-books you have read, e-books based on your friend’s recommendations, a list of best books based on each year & has reviews for each book. With more than a billion books in its library, this application deserves the number one spot on our list.
This free e-book application is one of the best apps for book people. Available on iOS, Android, and computer browsers.
Another renowned application, available on iOS, Android is Amazon’s Kindle. It provides an immersive feeling to the e-book industry.
While the application is free, the prices of books vary. This application differs from Goodreads in its features. It provides more accessibility features like highlighting text, searching up words for meanings and translations, changing fonts and text size adjustment for easier readability.
It shows exactly why Amazon Kindle is one of the top selected applications for book people with millions of reviews.
A niche application, nevertheless, one for the book people is ComiXology. This application is dedicated to comic book lovers.
The application developers of ComiXology had one goal in mind; To bring back timeless classic comics from comic book giants such as “Marvel, DC, Image” and various other publishers.
With an easy-to-navigate application, high quality image interface, this application is a must for endless entertainment.
This application’s best feature would be the guided view it offers, as it zooms, adjusts & focuses on comic content, tailored to each mobiles aspect ratio.
A simple, innovative platform that allows authors to connect directly with their audiences. The main interaction point which authors use, is allowing their audience to comment on sections, sentences, or paragraphs within the e-book.
With an extensive library, Wattpad can undoubtedly captivate your attention during such isolation periods. Give this application a go to see exactly how it differs from a conventional e-book application.
A proprietary application developed by Apple for iOS devices, Apple Books is the direct rival to Amazon Kindle as it’s a one-stop library for everything to do with literature.
The interface allows for browsing content as if you were in a library. A handy feature is the tracking of Apple Books provides, as it keeps track of what you have read to recommend similar content.
Apple Books even take it one step further and provides an audiobook option as well, where the apps reads the book to you in an engaging and captivating way.
An option for Android users like Apple Books, this application has a few more tweaks compared to Apple’s option for e-book functionality.
Google Play Books allows you to change each e-book, tweak the fonts for easier readability, and allows for line spacing by highlighting the text option too.
Unlike Apple Books, Google provides manga & comic content for their audiences with animated stories to engage with its audience.
In today’s day and age, e-books are even starting to be turned into audiobooks. Like the name implies, this service, instead of reading text, the app reads it to you.
With engaging content & a low subscription fee, Scribd is one of the must have apps for book people who don’t have the time to read a book but can listen to it on the go.
This application is for you, parents who want to accelerate their children’s literature & reading skills. Epic! is set for those kids in kindergarten to primary schools who are developing their reading skills.
With colorful, engaging, and fun user interfaces, different languages, an extensive 35,000 book library, videos, quizzes & a read-to-me mode, it is no wonder parents are turning toward e-books, in specific this application.
Learning may be difficult online via Zoom or other school application means but with Epic! You can be sure that your child will accelerate their literature skills with no hesitation.
With technology’s innovation, reading has advanced in the modern era, making it different from the conventional style.
The ideology is the same; however, the means have changed with the rise of E-book readers & E-book applications for mobiles and tablets.
In some cases, it has made it easier for vision-impaired readers as applications can have features to alter the font size, color & style. Readability has never been as easy. During the pandemic, this has been evident has there been a massive 37 percent increase in E-book readers across the world.
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