WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

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WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby Teddoman » 07 Jun 2012, 23:34

Anyone know how or where to buy Chinese ebooks that can be downloaded over the web or can be read on the web with an e-reader like the Kindle e-reader? Taiwan doesn't have amazon, and amazon.cn didn't appear to have kindle books for the few titles I looked up. Note that I want books in Chinese.
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby asiababy » 08 Jun 2012, 17:46

The library has lots of Chinese e-books.

http://isearch.tpml.edu.tw/tpmlhyint/resource.jsp?esource_classify=ebook&esource_pagetype=

Click through the links to see if you can find something suitable.
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby Teddoman » 10 Jun 2012, 05:15

Great idea. My image of Taiwan is stuck in the technology of the 90s.

Of course Taiwan has libraries now with e-books.

I even googled a website with free downloadable e-books in Chinese, which is parallel to free downloadable e-books now widely available in English, both new developments of the last few years.

Now if only the books I want have been made into e-books, that may be the hard part...
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby Confuzius » 10 Jun 2012, 12:34

Teddoman wrote:
I even googled a website with free downloadable e-books in Chinese, which is parallel to free downloadable e-books now widely available in English, both new developments of the last few years.


Link?
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby Mawvellous » 10 Jun 2012, 12:57

Try searching for haodoo 好讀. Huge collection of Chinese books.
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby Teddoman » 10 Jun 2012, 23:41

I guessed 電子書 would be the translation of electronic book and if you google it there looked like a handful of promising leads. For me, I think a a library would be best for what I'm looking for but for more general stuff, maybe one of these free sites would work for someone else. If English e books are any parallel, the free sites tend to only have old classics literature. I need current non-fiction, unlikely to be on a free e book site.
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby kelake » 11 Jun 2012, 06:54

http://www.pubu.com.tw/campaign/iPubu/

http://www.book11.com/book11web/

NCIKU has a Peter Rabbit ebook. Also on the app store there are a bucket load of apps geared towards young kids, some are good, some have English/Chinese, some are cheap or free. These aren’t so bad for the Chinese learner either as they have narration and translation.

Lots of magazine and newspapers on the app store.

CloudReaders app looks to be trying to add free books to their app. Nothing there yet.

I found a couple other sites catering to to traditional Chinese characters, will try to post later.

I’ve never seen a site that serves .mobi, only pdf or epub.
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby stevef » 18 Jan 2013, 18:10

Its great to read books in English and look up word definitions as you go, on your kindle. Can we do this in Mandarin. Mandarin font and Mandarin dictionary? I think all we can do is read Mandarin on Kindle software. Not sure about dictionary. I mean the idea is to use this as a learning tool.

http://www.webpronews.com/kindle-paperw ... le-2012-10 Wow the paperwhite is only 8480 JPY = $95 at this writing. Not sure if that would need to be or can be hacked over to English. If it can support Japanese font can it theoretically support Mandarin font?

OK now I read this http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-575589 ... e-readers/

And a friend telle me "It reads Chinese just fine. The PaperWhite has a Chinese dictionary but it is Simplified Chinese. I have a couple of Chinese documents on my Kindle which it reads fine. You do have to make sure that the language tag is set correctly if you convert your own."

See also http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showth ... p?t=105847 Duokan is alternative OS for the Kindle developed by a Chinese team. It's also available on Kindle2/Kindle DX/Kindle DXG. It's free for non-commercial use. It doesn't overwrite the official system in Kindle, but works as a secondary system. After installation, there's a boot menu where you can select from Duokan or the official system by pressing 1 or 2 ("Q" and "W" on a Kindle 3). Duokan improves on the compatiblity with Chinese characters of the K3, along other key features. It has a new PDF reader which provides full-screen reading, cropping the white margin and better support of two/four-column papers.
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby Sko » 28 Jan 2013, 16:43

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showth ... p?t=194398

Scroll down a bit, there you can find a dictionary with English definitions (the one already on it is Chinese-Chinese) that works without Duokan on the Paperwhite, and I think it works for both simplified and traditional characters. Try it if you have a Paperwhite! I'm unsure about how well it works on other systems but for me, this has been working pretty well so far!
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Re: WCIF Mandarin Chinese e-books or Kindle books?

Postby ehophi » 28 Jan 2013, 22:42

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