Introducing Booki.sh – a new way to read Epub in your (Kindle) browser

A few weeks back I posted a video that showed an Epub file being read on the Kindle. I just got an email and that Epub reader is now ready.

It's called Booki.sh, and I love it. It works on your Kindle (it might not work on the K2 or K1), but it also works on just about every modern browser. It reads Epub and Zhook (a form of HTML5) files. BTW, this is the second browser based Epub reader from Inventive Labs, an Australian developer. The first was Monocle, and it was much simpler.

It's great. I like it because it's cross platform (apps are _so_ 2010). But I also like it becuase of the formatting options. Booki.sh has 3 line space options, 5 font sizes, justification, 3 font choices, and it has a night reading mode.

The fact it uses pagination is also a plus. You don't scroll to see more content; instead you turn the page. It's a must have feature, IMO; any app that lacks it is incomplete.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

5 Comments

  1. Pep Guaco15 October, 2010

    Hard to see why this makes sense, as Kindlegen does a marvelous job converting epub to mobi, it doesn’t need a web browser, and it’s free.

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  2. AlexdeLarge21 October, 2010

    Well I don’t really understand how to read my ePubs with Booki.sh, seems you can read just their eBooks. What am I doing wrong?

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  3. David3 November, 2010

    I tried the sample on my notebook; the text came up very pale blue on white–practically invisible. The interface assumed that I had a touchscreen and would not respond to mousing, cursor or pagedown commands.

    The Inventive Labs website has nothing about this app as far as I can see. It’s basically a prospectus for their web design work.

    How does one reach their content from a Kindle?

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    1. Nate the great3 November, 2010

      You might want to check your browser settings. I don’t have any problem using it with my mouse, and I don’t see the text as that color.

      But you’re right. This is a demo for their new prospectus.

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  4. […] Booki.sh launched back in January 2011 with a simple premise. It does away with the need for an app ebook reader by keeping everything in the cloud. Customers don’t download any of the content; instead they can read it on virtually any web browser, including the Kindle. […]

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