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Topic: Differences between ibooks and kindle apps??

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Old 03-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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Differences between ibooks and kindle apps??

I just purchased an ipad and am a little confused about stores for ebooks.

I know you can buy ebooks through the apple store, but notice there is also a kindle app available for the ipad.

Aer there any difference between the way purchased ebooks are viewed on an ipad if downloaded on the kindle app vs ibooks from the apple store.

Simply stated ...is one store better than the other, or are the file formats similar when viewed on the ipad.

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They will both look pretty similar. iBooks tends to be flashier as it has smoother page animations and actually supports fully animated books (you can download a free book called Yellow Submarine to see an example of this).

Seeing as you have an iPad, why not go with both? Just pick whichever one gives you the lowest price and download the book through that. Kindle has an advantage over the iBookstore in that regards as it is often less expensive (by $1-$2). Kindle will also work with any PC or Mac whereas iBooks is just for your iPad. However, there are some releases in the iBookstore that are lower than through the Amazon Kindle service.

You can't really go wrong with either one.



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Kindle app has no store feature??

As always, thanks for your help.

I have the kindle app but see nothing in it that indicates how to make a purchase. How can I buy an ebook from amazon and have it automatically download onto my ipad, and appear when I open the kindle app?
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To purchase a book for use in the Kindle app, you have to go to Amazon.com in Safari, and purchase the book through the website.




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