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Shopping for an eReader for Christmas..which do you like?
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Linda in sw va



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merryweather wrote:
willaful wrote:

Not entirely... you can also get mobipocket or pdf books from other sources.


So you download mobipocket program onto the Kindle? Educate me! Wink


Unprotected mobi though, so the mainstream authors are not going to be available. The mobi books you can side load onto your Kindle, I know you used to email PDF's to Amazon to get them on there but I'm not sure if that's changed since I tried it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merryweather, I hope you all love the Kindle! It's such a personal decision I'm glad she picjpked the one she liked the best. I have a Kindle but I could see someone going for the Nook options as well. If I had to buy for someone else and not myself I would be confused.

Be on the lookout for free Kindle books at Amazon all the time, it can change daily. I caught two Zoe Archer freebies that I would have missed if I didn't practically stalk the kindle freebie list.

If you decide to get a Kindle in the future Amazon is supposed to roll out book lending very soon so you two could hopefully share some books.

Make sure people give her some Amazon gift cards for Christmas as those book purchases can really add up at first! I know from experience!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisReader wrote:
Merryweather, I hope you all love the Kindle! It's such a personal decision I'm glad she picjpked the one she liked the best. I have a Kindle but I could see someone going for the Nook options as well. If I had to buy for someone else and not myself I would be confused.


Thanks, Chris! I was totally confused but it was straight-forward for her. And, like my husband said, there was no wrong answer--all the ereaders seem to work just fine, it was just a matter of preference.

I would like to get an ereader for our summer trip, so I can still mull over choices and see if anything new comes out between now and then. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda in sw va wrote:
merryweather wrote:
willaful wrote:

Not entirely... you can also get mobipocket or pdf books from other sources.


So you download mobipocket program onto the Kindle? Educate me! Wink


Unprotected mobi though, so the mainstream authors are not going to be available. The mobi books you can side load onto your Kindle, I know you used to email PDF's to Amazon to get them on there but I'm not sure if that's changed since I tried it.

Linda


I think you can still do that with PDFs - obviously, they will also have to be unprotected ie non-DRM. If Amazon no longer does that, it's pretty easy to convert non-protected PDF/epubs into Mobi format directly with the Mobipocket software or indirect with Calibre, and then sideload to your Kindle.

Very few online bookstores that I've seen stock Mobi titles (either protected or unprotected) so if you have a Kindle and wish to shop in other places than Amazon, you'll end up purchasing PDF/epubs and then converting. These formats needs to be either sold without DRM or you'll need to strip off the DRM yourself. It's not difficult but it's a pain and you may be venturing into grey legal territory by doing so depending on the country you live in.
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Linda in sw va



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

merryweather wrote:
Thanks, Chris! I was totally confused but it was straight-forward for her. And, like my husband said, there was no wrong answer--all the ereaders seem to work just fine, it was just a matter of preference.

I would like to get an ereader for our summer trip, so I can still mull over choices and see if anything new comes out between now and then. Smile


I like that! She knew what she wanted when she saw it and she made an informed decision by trying them all. Smile

I wouldn't be surprised if something new came out by summer, the good thing about there being such tough competition in the ereader world is that they try to one-up the other. In the end I think the consumer really benefits by new innovative products and lower prices.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda in sw va wrote:

In the end I think the consumer really benefits by new innovative products and lower prices.

Linda


Oh, I completely agree. I remember when the Kindle first came out and they were SO expensive. I knew if I waited a while something would come in my price range! I waited quite a while but it's okay. Kind of like flat screen TVs. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, an update to my update: Wink
My husband surprised me on Christmas morning with my very own Kindle so now we are a two Kindle family all at once! He loaded Drums of Autumn on it and I love reading on it--much nicer than holding that heavy paperback. It's not going to replace my lovely UBS but it's still lots of fun.

My daughter is enjoying hers as well--she received some amazon gift cards for Christmas and is busy shopping for titles.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

merryweather wrote:
So, an update to my update: Wink
My husband surprised me on Christmas morning with my very own Kindle so now we are a two Kindle family all at once! He loaded Drums of Autumn on it and I love reading on it--much nicer than holding that heavy paperback. It's not going to replace my lovely UBS but it's still lots of fun.

My daughter is enjoying hers as well--she received some amazon gift cards for Christmas and is busy shopping for titles.


Isn't it wonderful to read on an ereader! Especially when it comes to the heavier books such as DG's. lol

Linda
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda in sw va wrote:

Isn't it wonderful to read on an ereader! Especially when it comes to the heavier books such as DG's. lol

Linda


I think that series was meant for an ereader. Wink No more lugging around a five pound weight in my purse!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merryweather, congratulations on the new Kindle! I hope you are loving it!

A friend at work brought his new Kindle 3 in to show and I was very jealous. I love the look and functionality of the new ones (mine is a Kindle 2.)

Did you see where Amazon just announced book sharing with the Kindle? Now the recipient doesn't even need a Kindle to borrow a book- just an email address! I haven't tried it yet but am very excited about it!

Hope your 2011 is filled with ebooks!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Chris! Very Happy I am loving it so far--trying to restrain myself from shopping for books too much yet--I have about 10% left of Drums of Autumn and will be very sad when it's over.

I'm trying to figure out how to work out how to use my Kindle--which to buy for it, and which to continue getting at my UBS. It seriously may come down to weight--or the cheesyness of a particular cover. Wink

I ordered covers for our Kindles a few days ago--I decided to go with the neoprene slip case, but for my daughter one of those ipod-like cases which keep the reader covered all the time. I have been window shopping decal girl's website for a pretty skin for mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

merryweather wrote:
Thank you, Chris! Very Happy I am loving it so far--trying to restrain myself from shopping for books too much yet--I have about 10% left of Drums of Autumn and will be very sad when it's over.

I'm trying to figure out how to work out how to use my Kindle--which to buy for it, and which to continue getting at my UBS. It seriously may come down to weight--or the cheesyness of a particular cover. Wink

I ordered covers for our Kindles a few days ago--I decided to go with the neoprene slip case, but for my daughter one of those ipod-like cases which keep the reader covered all the time. I have been window shopping decal girl's website for a pretty skin for mine.


I juse just a neoprene slip case for my Nook and prefer it. I had a cover but I ended up giving it to my daughter. I like to hold the ereader sans case, it just feels better!

Have fun shopping decalgirl, so much to choose from. Smile

Linda
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just downloaded my first library book onto my Nook! I can't tell you what a victory this is for me. I am not what you'd call tech savvy and I did it all without DH's (computer guy) help. My first lent book is Veil of Night by Linda Howard. My only complaint is that my library system doesn't have a huge choice of e romance novels (yet.. hopefully). I just sent them an email with some names we talk about here a lot. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone still looking for a deal on EReaders Borders has a $40 off coupon on the Kobo Wireless for a total of $99.99. In store only.

http://www.bordersmedia.com/coup/20110114kobo.html

Valid 1/14/11 through 1/17/11
Coupon Must Be Presented In-Store with Coupon
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Official with one year warranty Refurbished Nook's selling again for $79 from B&N Ebay

Some closing Borders stores are selling the Wireless Kobo for $59.99
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