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How can you read a book on your computer?

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Reading a book on a computer requires software known as an e-book reader that translates the electronic version of the book into readable text and images. Different programs are required to read e-book file formats, though many e-book readers can interpret and render multiple file formats.

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Popular e-book reader programs as of August 2015 include Free ePub Reader, the Amazon Kindle PC reader and Google Books Downloader. The latter two programs are intended primarily for use with e-books provided by their respective purchasing services. Some e-books are released in the Adobe Portable Document Format that can be read using the Adobe Reader program, as well as many Web browsers.

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