So you are looking for a PDF eBook Reader but are not sure what digital reader to buy.
Well the good news is most eBook Readers now accept PDF formats, but do your research as some do NOT. If the digital reader you are looking at does not accept PDF files then my advice to you is to steer clear. Check carefully before you buy.
The reason there are many different formats is currently the manufactures are still trying to handle copyright issues – so their “paid for” books tend to be in a format that they can manipulate to ensure you do not copy it etc.
Whereas the PDF file format tends to most commonly be used for free content. Be aware there are thousands of books in the public domain that are free, so make sure your electronic books device accepts PDF’s or you will miss out on all the free stuff!!
PDF file formats can now be read on nearly all eBook Readers making it one of the most universal document types for an eBook Reader.
A PDF file format is arguably the most commonly accepted file type that crosses all applications and platforms. It preserves fonts, colours, formatting, and graphics of any source document regardless on the application or platform that was used to generate it.
The PDF (Portable Document Format) was a format that was developed in 1993 by Adobe Systems for documents to be exchanged.
EBooks in a file format of PDF can be read on all PCs, Macs and most PDAs. The file sizes are usually a bit larger than other formats but this is not a big issue and the fact that they can be read on anything far outweighs this.
With many different file formats being supported on the electronic books device it is hard to decide which reader you should go for. I personally believe that the PDF eBook Reader is the best format – why because that file format has been around years and if you have bought books already on your PC or MAC you should be able to read them on your eBook Reader.
Also it is possible to generate a PDF files yourself making it easy for you to write and create PDF’s that can be carried around on your PDF eBook Reader
You may need a converter to take the PDF from a format that is acceptable to the PC or MAC to one that is compatible to the reader but you can usually get these for free.