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Can I read books on the Kindle via scrolling?


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Initial post: Oct 26, 2013, 12:06:50 AM PDT
Rick says:
I have a strange quirk about reading books in that I don't like the natural format that they are read where all of the text on the page is shown at once. I think it's because the text below what I'm reading distracts me slightly, and I've become accustomed to reading articles where the next piece of information is revealed to me only when I scroll down. Naturally my question is this: does the Kindle (or any similar device for that matter) support this style of reading or are all e-books limited to the 'real-book' format? Any help would be appreciated!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 12:18:09 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Kindles are pretty much always page by page with the exception of the Kindle Fires in certain magazine/journal/newspaper apps

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 12:43:40 AM PDT
Dorsie says:
IBooks on Apple mobile devices can do this, the downside being that iBooks can only be read on Apple hardware. The option is in the font controls under themes.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 1:27:52 AM PDT
Rick says:
Thank you so much. This is exactly what I'm looking for! Would rather read it on a Kindle than my phone, but it's still better than the alternative.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 2:28:11 AM PDT
Dorsie says:
I have visual disabilities and I know how important the right presentation can be.

Remember, though, that Kindle books can't be read in iBooks, or vice versa. The exception would be books without DRM, such as many public domain classics. You can use the free computer program Calibre to change those from Amazon's AZW3 or Mobi format to EPUB for iBooks. Some authors and publishers also choose not to put DRM on their books now.

Enjoy your reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 2:31:07 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
'You can use the free computer program Calibre to change those from Amazon's AZW3 or Mobi format to EPUB for iBooks."

note that this is only legal for DRM free books

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 2:45:25 AM PDT
Dorsie says:
I buried that in my sentence about public domain books. Thanks for making it clearer.

As of October, 2012, the Librarian of Congress mandated that the visually disabled could strip DRM from e-books strictly for their own use if the DRM would require them to purchase a second e-reader that would not be needed by a fully sighted person (equal access.)

I haven't had to use it because I can get all but one book on Amazon and i love the Kindle for iOS app. The Nook app is great too. I wonder if a publisher would actually make a court case out of it to test the law. Seems like the defendant could insist on a jury case and make the publishers seems like the schmucks many of them are. I'd love to see that trial.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 3:10:08 AM PDT
So would I!

Although I think the plaintiff could argue that what Rick describes could be constructed simply by using a piece of paper to hide part of the screen, and move it down as he reads.

What I wonder, though, is who the plaintiff would be. Publishers own the copyright of the work itself, but doesn't Amazon own the kindle DRM? Would it require a joint suit with both Amazon and the publisher concerned, and would they really bother?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 4:46:17 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
So, would the visually disabled include us people who need reading glasses :)

Posted on Oct 26, 2013, 4:54:19 AM PDT
Pageturner says:
One alternative using the Kindle would be to set to the largest font which gives a very limited number of words per page. Have you tried this?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2013, 5:03:21 AM PDT
Only if you need glasses to read on the kindle but not on a different ereader, Jazzy :-)
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