Apple’s iPhone has become one of the most popular smartphones on which to read ebooks and there’s now many dedicated ebook reading apps available. Although smartphones screens are quite small, they are certainly big enough to read from and with their multi-function nature they really have become a great choice for many people.
Out of the many different reading apps avaiable in Apple’s App Store, one of the best currently available is the Bluefire Reader. It has all functionality needed for reading EPUB ebooks and also include support for DRM enabled titles. So, along with reading all the downloads from this site you can also buy books from most online stores including Kobo, eBooks.com and Diesel eBooks.
Here’s a quick overview of the features available on Bluefire;
There are of course many other eReader apps but one you should certainly also try is Apple’s own iBooks.
Perhaps the easiest way to add books is to just browse the epubBooks catalog from within Safari, adding titles as you find them;
Adding ebooks via iTunes takes a little more work but still quite simple.
For iBooks users;
For Bluefire users;
Perhaps the most difficult aspect of reading on the iPhone is its small screen, but don’t let that put you off. It’s suprising easy to adjust and most apps these days have plenty of different fonts sizes and/or zooming capabilities.
If I had to give one piece of advice then I guess it would be this;
If you’re a hardcore book reader then this is not what you’d want as your primary ebook reading device, but rather more as a supplementary reader. For those of you who are casual readers - perhaps just reading for 20 minutes a day while on the train to work - then both the iPhone and iPod Touch would be perfect choices.