eBooks and Audiobooks
What are eBooks?
eBooks are digital texts that can be read on computers, smartphones, eReaders and other electronic devices, and they offer a number of advantages over physical books. For example, you'd need a fleet of luggage to haul a hundred paper books around with you, whether they're hardcovers or paperbacks. The digital variants of those books can fit onto one thin, lightweight and easy-to-carry eBook reader or smartphone. Most eBook readers also include handy features like a dictionary, so you can tap an unfamiliar word and instantly look up the definition. eReaders with illuminated screens can be read in low light, and some eReaders are also water-resistant, making them a great choice for beachside reading or for children. If you have trouble with small text, most eBook software allows you to change font sizes and types for a more comfortable reading experience. Thanks to a strategic alliance with Rakuten Kobo, the top e-commerce company in Japan, Walmart.com now offers Walmart eBooks, with over six million eBooks and audiobooks.
Audiobooks are recordings of texts. Unlike physical books and eBooks, audiobooks free up your hands and your eyes, so you can still experience the joy of the written word while commuting, working out and doing chores.
Free eBooks and audiobooks
Walmart.com offers a wide variety of free audiobooks and eBooks from popular genres including romance, mystery and thrillers, fantasy, horror and science fiction, so you can start reading without breaking the bank. Try browsing by "Today's Top Free eBooks" to see what's popular.
How do I read my new eBook or listen to my new audiobook?
If you're using your smartphone: Download the Walmart eBooks app from the App Store or Google Play (it's separate from the Walmart App). The Walmart eBooks app is a free eBook app that's compatible with both iPhone and Android, and allows you to read and listen to your content, manage your library and more.
If you're using a Kobo eReader device: Hook up to a WiFi connection, then your eReader will sync to your account and download your new book.