Ebook Device and Distribution Options

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It’s no surprise that Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Sony all support dedicated eReading hardware. However, many people do not realize, that each of the 5 main eReading device vendors also distribute free, cross-platform apps, too. Further, companies like Bluefire provide white-label Apple iOS and Android reading apps for retailers who are not in the business of developing and selling eReading hardware and software.

4 thoughts on “Ebook Device and Distribution Options

  1. Jean Kaplansky

    Be nice to me, Nate! There’s only so many branches I can put on one of these things at a time… No, seriously, the purpose of this map was to show just how many variants there are at the top of the heap.

    I plan to additional maps for the other iOS and Android apps out there. However, since a comment I received on my last post stated that my content was terrifying and informative, I chose not to be terrifying this time around.

    Feel free to contact me @jeankaplansky offline if there are specific apps you think I should include in future maps.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Kevin

    Hi Jean,

    Do you know of any way to DRM a pdf with embedded video clips? Adobe Digital Editions won’t transfer videos and I’m trying to sell an accessible version of an ebook from my website.


  3. Kevin

    What’s the most widely accessible cross-platform format for publishing a fixed-layout ebook with embedded videos?



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