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Audiobook Maker
Books2burn
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eBook Resources
eBooks.com - Purchase Ebooks in Adobe Reader format
eReader.com - Purchase Ebooks in eReader format (i.e. .pdb)
Project Gutenberg - Get the Plucker file (i.e. .pdb) to read with eReader or the .txt file (you can Print then Save as PDF to read with Adobe Reader or your favorite PDF viewer).

Audiobook Resources
Gutenberg: The Audio Books Project - Download Free Audiobooks
Librivox - Download Free Audiobooks



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icon Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.2

Adobe Digital Editions is a completely new way to read and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Digital Editions is built from the ground up as a lightweight, rich Internet application (RIA). Digital Editions works online and offline, and supports both PDF and XHTML-based content.
The Digital Editions download is only 2.5 MB including Adobe Flash Player 9 and takes less than two minutes to install over a broadband connection. With an RIA service model, users always have the latest version of Digital Editions, taking advantage of new features and security enhancements.
We're releasing an early version now so that you have plenty of time to give us feedback on what's working for you, and what isn't. Get it now or browse and download eBooks and digital magazines in our free library. Make reading an experience.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Adobe
  • Modification Date: January 15, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 19.1 MB
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icon Audiobook Builder 1.5.3

Now there's Audiobook Builder, the easy way to quickly import your Audiobook CDs (or tracks that are already on your Mac), organize them and output one or two files that your iPod recognizes as actual Audiobooks. The results are automatically sent to a special playlist in iTunes, and when you sync with your iPod they appear right you;d expect - in the Audiobooks section. No more wading through hundreds of confusing files on your iPod. No more wasted space. And no more losing your place - it-s saved automatically each time you listen to your favorite Audiobooks.
Audiobook Builder - the ideal tool for moving your Audiobook collection to your iPod.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Splasm Software
  • Modification Date: November 23, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.4 MB
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icon AudioBook Converter 1.5.5

Macsome Auidobook Converter is a powerful converter to convert any audio books which could be played on iTunes. The conversion is 5X speed fast, and output could be CD Quality. It's also a .aa converter, audio book to MP3 converter.
It converts any Audio Book from iTunes on MAC OS X to MP3 or AAC files. Batch converts DRM protected or unprotected audio books to unprotected MP3 or AAC files with ID tags preserved.
Macsome AuidoBookConverter works with iTunes and sound recording technology to convert audio books. So it keeps the users on the legal side.
  • License: Shareware, $35
  • Author/Publisher: Macsome
  • Modification Date: September 23, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.5 MB
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icon Audiobook Maker 0.1b

Many websites offer lots of complete audiobooks for free. The only problem is that these books come in many small MP3 files.
Audiobook Maker makes joining and converting these audiobook files a breeze. With the simplicity of OS X, you just drag your MP3 files onto Audiobook Maker and click go!
Heaps of features
Audiobook Maker makes audiobooks easy with many easy to use features:
* Convert to MP3, AAC or iTunes Bookmarked AAC
* Set many properties of your audiobook including bitrate, sampling frequency and number of channels
* Preview any chapter with the built-in audio player
* When you're done, automatically add the new book to your iTunes library
* Reorder the chapters easily with drag and drop, or auto-sort
* Export in a flash with FFMpeg and Apple's ChapterTool
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Ben Gummer
  • Modification Date: December 3, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.4 MB
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icon Books2burn .099b2

Books2burn translates text files into a series of audio files (Apple AIFF format) which can then be converted to mp3's or other formats using programs like LAME, iTunes, or other tools available around the net.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Matthew Weinstein
  • Modification Date: March 7, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 4.8 MB
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Icon eReader Pro 2.7

eReader Pro for Macintosh is an award-winning application used to read eReader.com eBooks on your Macintosh computer and/or laptop. Our eReader Pro allows you to read books on your Macintosh computers, add bookmarks, navigate your eBooks easily, and search for words in your book. Here at eReader.com, we've worked hard to ensure that reading eBooks is a pleasure!
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Palm Digital Media
  • Modification Date: February 28, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.8 MB
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icon GhostReader 1.6.8

GhostReader allows you to listen while your Mac does the talking
GhostReader is the new name (it used to be called TextParrot) for a multilingual text to speech solution for Mac OS X that allows you to listen to your documents with naturally sounding voices in a language of choice. Just like a ghostwriter writes for someone else, GhostReader can read for you! You can also use it to create your own personal podcasts or your own audio books by exporting to iPod ready iTunes tracks. Or just use it to speak selected text in a handy reader window with play, fast forward and rewind functionality. In some applications, such as Safari, GhostReader enables you to listen to text by just pointing your cursor at the text. Now you can sit back and relax while GhostReader reads the text under the cursor.
Convert documents to audiobooks to listen to on an iPod or iPhone.
Convert text from news sites and emails to audiobooks to listen to on an iPod or iPhone.
  • License: Demo, $40 for single monolingual license
  • Author/Publisher: ConvenienceWare
  • Modification Date: November 19, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 292 MB
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icon iBooks Author 1.0.1

Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks - and just about any other kind of book - for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: February 3, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7.2 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 12.47 GB - 1.0.1 at the App Store
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icon iCHM 1.4.2

iChm is a chm file reader for Mac OS X.
Features
- Fully built with Cocoa.
- Tab browsing
- Search. Result sorted by relevance.
- Text encoding switching
- Find in the page
- Back/Forward
- Text zoom
- Locate current document in table of content
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Robin Lu
  • Modification Date: October 17, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 939 Kb
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icon Join Together 6.0.2

This AppleScript Studio application will enable you to join the files of selected iTunes tracks together--including CD tracks--with QuickTime and export them as a single AAC file/track. Optionally, with Apple's ChapterTool application installed (download link included), it will create a "chapterized" audio file of the exported AAC file.
  • License: Shareware, $7
  • Author/Publisher: Doug Adams
  • Modification Date: April 6, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.0 MB
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Icon Kindle 1.8.3

Read more than 1 million Kindle books on your computer with our free Kindle reading app. No Kindle required.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Amazon
  • Modification Date: December 14, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 32.8 MB
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icon Skim 1.3.19

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Michael O. McCracken
  • Modification Date: January 16, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 4.3 MB
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Icon Tofu 2.0.1

Tofu is... different. It is a novel application to address the common problem that people don't like reading text on the screen. Why is that anyway? I believe there are two main reasons: line width and visual instability. Text is usually very wide on the screen, which makes going from the end of one line to the beginning of the next difficult. That's why newspapers have narrow columns: It makes them faster to read. So why not just take a normal window and make it narrower, scrolling down as you need? Well, there are usually a lot of lines in a text, and all look more or less the same, so if they move past your eyes vertically, they are difficult to keep track of. The text doesn't feel stable, and you get lost easily. In Tofu, text is arranged in columns, and each column is only as high as your window. So lines are nice and narrow, they don't move about vertically, plus your text is now in easy-to-digest chunks. You just scroll from column to column horizontally, and feel more in control. Tofu also includes some other useful features to make reading easier for you. You can jump to any point in your text by simply typing some letters near it (without choosing any command first). There's a system-wide Service so you can, for example, grab some text from a web page. And it lets you use your voice to navigate text, so you can literally sit back and read.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Amar Sagoo
  • Modification Date: September 9, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 501 Kb
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