An electronic book is simply a printed book in electronic format. Being a soft copy it can be stored in the memory of your computer, laptop or pocket PC hard disk, transferred via the World Wide Web, and viewed using a reader program. Even the disk space in the hard disk memory can be upgraded, which makes it easy to store and share ebooks. For palm PDAs, upgradation can be done with the help of external storage units. Some examples of them are CompactFlash, Secure Digital and MultiMedia Cards.
First of all, find your ebook. They are available for free in several websites. Ebooks in such websites are usually those whose copyright protection has expired. So they can be downloaded or shared without any restriction. Browse through the categories in the store directories. Usually they contain ebooks of all kinds ranging from children’s books like Harry Potter and women’s magazines to classics such as Les Miserables. There are also some websites that sell ebooks. Some of these are owned by publishers of ebooks who offer them at premium prices. Besides, there are ebook libraries. You can sign up and obtain an elibrary membership that allows you access to their ebook collection. You don’t have to worry about returning the book on time. After their return date the ebook can no longer be opened by you unless you reissue it. Some local libraries also maintain an ebook lending department. So you might want to check with your local library. However, before you download make sure the ebook is in a format compatible with your ebook reading program.
Open the ebook on your palm PDF using the document reader. To do so, right click on the ebook file and choose Open With. Choose the reader application in the drop down menu. Your ebook should open.