It seems that more and more people are looking to purchase eBooks as opposed to more the conventional paperback or hardback versions.
Most books are available as eBooks now and thankfully there are a number of free eBook readers for Android that are available that we can use to view them.
Here is a selection of some excellent book readers for Android:
Google Play Books
Probably the best eBook reader on Android is Google Play Books. Google offer a range of books that you can download for free from their Play Store as well as the option the purchase premium books. The app comes with all the features that you would expect to find on a top quality Android reader app.
The app also syncs across all your devices meaning that you can start reading a book on your tablet and finish it on your phone or computer. The app supports the most popular eBooks formats.
Most of us are aware of the Amazon Kindle – probably because it is so good, but you can now get the same experience on your Android tablet or phone using the Kindle app.
You can download literally thousands of books for free as well as being able to purchase all the top, new releases and those on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Aldiko Book Reader
Aldiko is a great eBook reader but is slightly different to the others being that it is a PDF book reader.
You can buy eBooks at fantastically low prices and EPUB and Adobe PDF Books can easily be imported from your SD card. Books can also be downloaded directly without using a computer.
Cool Reader has been around for some time now and supports pretty much every file format you will ever need, including HTML, RTF, Doc, EPUB, FB2, Txt, MOBI, and PML, as well as OPDS and LitRes.
The reader has some charming features such as “aged paper” although the interface is perhaps somewhat dated. The overall experience is enjoyable and the app is free to download so it is worth giving it a try.
NOOK for Android by B&N
Barnes and Noble bring their popular NOOK for Android app to the table! The company is best known for its famous Nook Tablet and the full range content that is available in their online store gives users access to literally millions of books and magazines.
You can also subscribe to a wide selection of excellent publication such as including National Geographic and The Oprah Magazine.
Mantano eBook Reader Lite
This is one of the latest releases on the Google Play Store. You can both read and annotate any EPUB or PDF eBook and this app is arguably one of the most powerful eBook readers on Android, which is also Adobe DRM compatible.
This is a great option of students or those simply looking to make a few notes.
Moon and Reader
Thousands of eBooks are available to download through online libraries using the Moon and Reader app.
The app has a day and night reader option that makes the app easy on the eyes. Real page turning is also a nice effect. The app has gesture based controls that just enhance its usability.