New freeware from http://www.lexcycle.com/stanza
Stanza Stanza, free e-book Reader and more
— read eBooks on your Mac or PC and share with your iPhone, iPod Touch, & Kindle.
Stanza is expressly designed for reading digital publications, including electronic books, newspapers, PDFs, and general web content.However:
...hyphenation, text columnation, automatic text scrolling, and user-friendly page and chapter navigation.
built-in support for HTML, PDF, Microsoft Word, and Rich Text Format reading, as well as all the major eBook standards: unprotected Amazon Kindle and Mobipocket, Microsoft LIT, Palm doc, and the International Digital Publishing Forum's new epub Open eBook standard. In addition to supporting a plethora of formats, Stanza features an open API that allows developers to implement support for their own document formats. Stanza is more than just a reader: it is a reading platform!
...native iPhone/iPod Touch Stanza application (available for free from the Apple App Store) can share books with Stanza Desktop wirelessly, so you can take your books on the road and read them wirelessly — no internet connection required!
...export to MobiPocket, enabling you to use the popular MobiPocket Reader to read your exported book on your Blackberry, PocketPC, Palm OS, Nokia Series 60, Sony Ericsson UIQ, and many other mobile devices.
...built-in export feature especially for the Amazon Kindle.
...export your books to MP3 audiobooks. Your entire audiobook can then be added to iTunes and synchronized with your iPod or other digital music player.
Important Information about Stanza for Windows
This is the first beta release of Stanza for Windows. There are a number of features that are not yet implemented and there are some areas where Stanza is rough around the edges. Please be patient and understanding with us as we work to improve our Windows support.
Specifically, the following known issues exist:
* Copying to the clipboard does not yet work.
* Exporting to an Audio Book is not supported.
* Only one layout (vertical) is currently available.
-Stanza Desktop version for Windows
The development of Stanza for iPod seems to be far ahead of the desktop version. However, if this is a "rough beta version", then I really expect a lot from the finished version! http://www.lexcycle.com/stanza