The G in G-Books® stands for graphical. Graphical (or image-based or facsimile) ebooks scan or photograph the pages of a print book or magazine and assemble them into the universal PDF file format. G-Books show you the pages of your favorite books and magazines -- vintage, collectible, first-edition, rare, or out-of-print -- as they were originally published, with the art, typefaces, and layout of the print version. Text-based ebooks like plain-text and epub formats typically give you just the text, in a generic typeface, without the familiar feel of individual pages with fixed sizes and page numbers, headers and footers, original typefaces, tables, graphics, and art.
G-Books include the dust jackets when available as well as images of the bound covers and all the inside pages, in color and high resolution (200-300 ppi). You can even highlight and annotate your personal copy using the free, downloadable Adobe Reader or other compatible software or apps. G-Books can be comfortably read on tablets, convertibles, laptops, or dedicated ebook readers capable of displaying image-based pdf files.
G-Books are priced low so you can afford to build your personal G-Book library and enjoy it at home or take your entire library on the road in your device's storage space or from the cloud.
For more information about the G-Book project and to download a free sample, click the What are G-Books? link in the left column, or continue to browse and shop here in our growing bookstore. Your first G-Book is just a quick download away!
G-Books are compatible with the iPad using most pdf apps, such as GoodReader, CloudReaders, FastPDF, and Stanza) as well as other tablets with apps capable of reading image-based pdf files. Windows 8 tablets can use either an app or (via the Desktop) use Adobe Reader. For a sense of what it's like to read a large-format magazine on an iPad, click the images below to zoom in to actual size.
If you're ready to browse the titles in our store, click the Books and Magazines links below or to the left.