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Best 6 eBook Stores

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With the booming of ebook business, more and more people choose to read ebooks instead of traditional physical book. Because you do not need to carry those heavy books with you any more, all you need is ereader or apps provided by the book store. As of now, the most popular mainstream book stores are Kindle, Google Play Books, Nook and Kobo stores as well as the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education-VitalSource.So today we are going to introduce these best 6 ebook stores for you.

1. Kindle Books
2. Kobo Books
3. Apple Books
4. Barnes & Noble Books
5. Google Play Books
6. VitalSource eTextbooks

Kindle Books

Kindle Store is an online e-book e-commerce store operated by Amazon as part of its retail website and can be accessed from any Amazon Kindle, Fire tablet or Kindle mobile app. As of March 2018, there are over six million titles available in the U.S.

The Kindle app puts millions of books at your fingertips. It's the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader—and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over six million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines like The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high-resolution color images.

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Kobo Books

Kobo is a Canadian company which sells e-books, audiobooks, e-readers and tablet computers. Kobo describes themselves as a "global leader in eReading which offers a world class platform for passionate readers" to find and download books. It offers "the best digital reading experience" to millions of customers in 190 different countries, with one of the largest catalogues of titles. 

The Kobo App for Android/iOS makes reading even more comfortable and convenient: Customize the way you read; Beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch; Share your love of reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Apple Books

Apple Books (previously known as iBooks until 2018) is an e-book reading and store app for its iOS and macOS operating systems and devices.  The supported e-book formats are EPUB and PDF. It lets you lose yourself in a good story right on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Apple Books has been completely redesigned to make discovering and enjoying books and audiobooks simple and fun. The new Reading Now tab makes it easy to return to books you're currently reading and get great recommendations for what to read next. And the all-new Book Store allow you rganize your library just the way you want with more flexible collections — even see a timeline of the books you've finished.

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Barnes & Noble Books

Barnes & Noble is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States, and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products. The company operates 633 retail stores in the United States. After a series of mergers and bankruptcies, Barnes & Noble stands alone as the United States' largest national bookstore chain.

Get free NOOK Reading App for Android/iOS to start enjoying Barnes & Noble’s award-winning eBook discovery and digital reading experience. Access Nook vast online library of over 4 million eBooks; plus, enjoy recommendations just for you curated by Nook expert booksellers. Customize your experience with multiple font and page styles and robust organization and social sharing tools. 

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Google Play Books

Google Play Books(formerly Google eBooks) is an ebook digital distribution service with over five million titles, with Google claiming it to be the "largest ebooks collection in the world". Users can purchase and download ebooks and audiobooks from Google Play and read or listen to the books via Google Play webiste/Android/iOS app. Choose from millions of best selling e-books, comics, textbooks, and audiobooks.

Google Play Books app's reading features included selecting font, font size, line spacing, and day/night reading modes, and the ability to pick up reading positions while using multiple devices. Books can be "kept on device" for offline reading. Play Books features a 3D page turning effect, with an option to turn it off. It also allows users to turn pages using the device's volume controls.

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VitalSource eTextbooks

VitalSource is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education with over 4 million users worldwide. It is a global leader in building, enhancing, and delivering e-learning content. VitalSource offers best-in-breed technology, enterprise level scalability, industry leading analytics, and the broadest digital content catalog in higher education. And the VitalSource Bookshelf platform is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education. Content from more than 500 of the world’s top academic publishers is available to Bookshelf platform users, including those living with disabilities, on a variety of operating systems and devices.

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Bonus: how to liberate ebooks purchased from the above ebook stores

The biggest advantage of getting rid of DRM protection is that you can back up your purchased content and share them with anyone freely as you like. If you want to decrypt your ebooks purchased from Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Google Play Books, please read this guide about how to decrypt ebooks. If you want to download VitalSource eTextbooks to your computer for personal use, you can read this guild about how to convert VBK to PDF.

     

Conclusion

The above 6 ebook stores are the best of the best mainstream ebook stores with an enormous book titles. There's definitely one which can meet your demands. And if you want to liberate your purchased books, you can try Epubor software to help you get rid of the DRM protection.

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Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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