Deliver Your News to the World

eBooks’ Bottom Line: What New eBook Reader Owners Need To Know


eBook reading devices are going to be one of the most gifted items this holiday season—and their new owners will have some research to do once their ereader is out of the box. To help those new owners get comfortably settled, BooksOnBoard has a few basic tips everyone should know:

1. eBook File Formats

An ebook is downloaded onto the reader’s computer or reading device as a file, and there are numerous different file formats. These formats may be DRM or Non-DRM. Secure (DRM) eBook formats require that the user install the free reader software needed to download each specific format.

Most devices will support several Non-DRM formats; however, most devices will only support one specific type of Secure (DRM) format. It is therefore very important to know what Secure (DRM) format your device uses before purchasing any ebooks.

2. DRM vs. Non-DRM

DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a technology that prevents sharing, printing, or copying ebooks. This protection is used by most publishers. In contrast, non-DRM ebooks have no such limitations.

For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users, the Bluefire Reader App will allow you to download Secure Adobe Epub and Pdf format directly to your device.

BooksOnBoard recommends Adobe EPUB files for optimum readability—offers both DRM and Non-DRM eBooks and audio books in several formats. If you are unsure which format is right for your device, contact our for links to free test eBook files and help

3. Popular Devices That Work With Adobe DRM

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (Bluefire Reader App)
Nook (Barnes & Noble)
Sony PRS-300, PRS-350, PRS-505, PRS-600, PRS-650, PRS-700, PRS-950, Daily Edition
Cybook Orizon, Opus, Gen 3 (Bookeen)
Astak EZReader Pocket Pro and 6”
Kobo eBook Reader
iRiver Story
Ectaco Jetbook with Adobe DRM Support
Boox 60 (Onyx)
HandyBOOK (Hanvon)
PocketBook 903
Bebook Mini, Neo(HanLin) Jinke
WISEreader (Hanvon)
360° (Pocketbook)
eBookwise Reader
Borders Aluratek eBook Readers
enTourage eDGe
Kindle (non-DRM pdf only for those models that support pdf)

BooksOnBoard ( is the largest independent online retailer of eBooks. BooksOnBoard is also one of the largest retailers of downloadable Audio Books.


 nook ebooks
 sony ebooks
 aluratek ebooks
 ebook readers

This news content may be integrated into any legitimate news gathering and publishing effort. Linking is permitted.

News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.