ePub is short of Electronic publisher. Nowadays lots of books are available in this format for free and for purchase at low price. You can download ePub books into your android device and organize them in the free ePub reader application library for later reading. The main benefit of ePub is, it can resize the pages of the book according to the screen size of any display device, so, the user only has to scroll downwards and still can read the whole sentence or page. The index contain hyperlinks to each chapter, so navigation the chapters become very easy. At the end of each chapter there is a link to the next chapter, and if a page contains an image that image is also hyperlinked so that the reader can quickly see the image and come back again to the section which he was reading.
Android or iPhone ePub reader applications offer other excellent user-friendly features like, the page will auto scroll according to its set interval so that the reader don’t have to scroll manually. The reader can bookmark, highlight or make notes on any specific location of the book.
Other features are, day and night mode. In day mode the background of the screen becomes white and the text is displays in black, and in night mode the background becomes black and the text in white color. Night mode lets you save the battery of your device. You can also change the fonts according to your need. You can change the page orientation to landscape or portrait in one tap or even set it to change automatically of phone shake. But I prefer to set the orientation to change on tap rather than automatically so that the orientation does not change by accidental shake of the phone.
In order to read ePub books you need to install a ePub application in your Android phone or tab device.
PC users can download the firfox extension for ePub reader and read books inside firefox browser.
Popular free readers for android devices.
Google Play Books: Google Play book is the most popular free ePub reader for android devices. After downloading this free android app, you can download lots of free ebooks and paid ebooks through this app.
Moon Reader:Moon ePub Reader is another free ePub reader which has great user friendly features. It is very popular among android users and offer lots of ePub books, both free and paid versions.
Kindle: Kindle is a popular free app from Amazon. This app gives you access to all amazon books like kindle.
Aldiko Book Reader: Aldiko is another great free android eBook reader. Aldiko has a great feature that it lets the user read both eBook and PDF files in its free version.