Supercharge Your Collection with Net Libraries to Moon+ Reader

Even on tablets, the Kindle app is probably one of the most common platforms for reading eBooks, but it is not without its drawbacks.  While you can load books from outside Amazon’s walled garden by various means, I’ve recently started to try out alternative readers.  Enter Moon+ Reader.  After a small learning curve, it had imported all my existing eBooks from the Kindle folder on that tablet, but it had one more trick up its sleeve.

Online eBook libraries are nothing new (Project Gutenberg is an internet legend), but when they are organized with OPDS, they can be accessed by anyone or anything with an internet connection a little bit of standard code added to their site or app. Hello “Net Libraries” feature of Moon+ Reader.

Wait.. What's OPDS
The Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) catalog format is a syndication format for electronic publications based on Atom and HTTP. OPDS catalogs enable the aggregation, distribution, discovery, and acquisition of electronic publications. OPDS catalogs use existing or emergent open standards and conventions, with a priority on simplicity. Learn More
  1. Install and Launch the Moon+ Reader app on your device
  2. Click on the “hamburger” icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner
  3. From the menu that opens, click on Net Library
  4. Click on the “kabob” icon (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner
  5. Give your library a name, paste in the OPDS url, and click Ok.

Depending on the size of the library, it may take a few seconds to load and display it.  Once open, you should be able to search and browse.  When you find a book you want, click download on the format you want (epub and mobi are common open formats).  Once the download is complete, the book will be added to your local “shelf” in Moon+ Reader and available offline to read at your convenience.



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