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Recently, we reported that Microsoft is working on a new e-book store for Windows 10. Today, the company is officially launching the new e-book store in the Windows Store for Windows Insiders.
As we reported last week, the new e-book store essentially allows Windows 10 users to purchase and read e-books on Windows 10. The e-book store is built right into the Windows Store and it has its dedicated section, which means you can simply search for any book and purchase it from the Windows Store just like you would purchase an app. Once purchased, you would be able to read the e-book on your Windows 10 PC, tablet or mobile device using Microsoft Edge which also has an e-book reader and a section that lets you easily access all of the books you have purchased in the Windows Store. Some of the main highlights of the new e-book experience in Windows 10 include:
- Interactive reading experience: To navigate through an e-book, you can use the table of contents or seek bar at the bottom of the browser. You can search for words or phrases and ask Cortana to define specific words and view embedded video and audio content. And of course, pick up where you left of and leave bookmarks on the most interesting pages. You can even read your books when offline.
- Learning tools: You can widen text spacing to improve reading fluency and benefit from typography tailored to reading efficiency.
- Customize for you: Microsoft Edge is built for reading digital content on Windows 10 devices. You can make the reading experiences yours by changing the font and text size, themes, navigation control and more.
- EPUB support: In addition to PDF files and books purchased via the Store – you can read any unprotected e-book in the EPUB file format with Microsoft Edge.
The new e-book store is only available to Windows Insiders running build 15014, but it will be able to all users once Microsoft officially releases the Windows 10 Creators Update in April.