What is WOWIO?
WOWIO - www.wowio.com - is a new kind of online bookstore that enables readers to download ebooks for free, using commercial sponsorships to compensate authors and publishers. Readers get free ebooks. Sponsors get a powerful new channel to communicate their message to precisely the people they want to reach. Publishers get a new means of distributing their books, expanding their readership, and monetizing their intellectual property.
What is an ebook?
An ebook is an electronic book. It looks and works just like a print book except that you read it on a computer, mobile device, or ebook reader.
How do I get started?
Set up a WOWIO account and then download free ebooks. That's all there is to it. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, download the latest version from Adobe for free.
How do I get my books?
First, find the books you want and click on the "Add to Download Queue" button. When you are ready to get your books, click on the QUEUE button at the top right of the page. The Download Queue shows a numbered list of the books you chose. You can get the top three books in your Download Queue each day, not to exceed 30 per month. You can change the position of books by changing their corresponding numbers (left of title) and clicking Update. Click the GET EBOOKS button when you are ready to get your books. Download buttons will appear when your books are ready for download (this usually takes a couple of minutes). You can wait for the Download buttons to appear, or you can come back later. An email will be sent to you when your books are ready. Clicking the Download buttons will save each ebook on your computer.
Do I need any special software or equipment?
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Web site. A broadband connection is not technically necessary, but strongly recommended. That's it.