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Imagewoofie
Nov 1, 2011 9:23 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Hilarious! Sorry. No bones in the house, thank you.

Getting back to e-books, do you suppose that the copyright rules are different in GB? I went ahead and ordered a CD with all of Dick Francis's books on it off one of those eBay sites, just to try it out. They're in something called mobi format, but it shows up on the computer as kindle format. I have hard copy of all the Francis books, so I don't feel TOO guilty buying the kindle CD. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 1, 2011 10:46 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
The Kindle does the mobi... most of the out of copyright books Amazon offers are in that format. I have no idea about the legality of that collection in GB... Sue (knifophia?) would know, but I don't think she comes around anymore.

An article I read about authors self-publishing on the web mentions some sites that review web-only books available for the Kindle... does anybody know anything about that? Authors that do that get as much as 70% of the sales, compared to 25% when they go w/a publisher. But of course, the trick is getting known...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagekqcrna
Nov 3, 2011 4:51 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
If anybody subscribes to Better Homes and Gardens there's is now an app to get electronic copies of the magazines for free. Download the BHG app to your Kindle, sign in, download the issues you want. Pretty cool.

Karen
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 3, 2011 7:24 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Can't get the sci fi mags (now I do that just to tweak YOU, woofs) around here anymore, may have to get a eSubscription.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Nov 3, 2011 9:17 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
You can't tweak someone if they're ignoring you.... Whistling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imageirisarian
Nov 3, 2011 9:47 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Trying to find a book for GD birthday & the one she wanted was not available. So I had to go to 2nd hand. I knew she would not care, just wanted to read it. Not available was it was being put on e-books. She is a college student, reads to relax & doesn't need extra gadgets at the moment.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 3, 2011 10:27 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Yes, but can one say you're ignoring me if you replied? Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Nov 3, 2011 10:46 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Lucy, did you try just plugging the book title into Google? Sometimes you can find copies for sale in places you wouldn't normally look that way.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 3, 2011 11:16 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
????
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imageirisarian
Nov 3, 2011 5:57 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
yes tried goggle (to find out what book she wanted). Have to chase after the book, no luck when I tried to get it. Just as happy to give business to local retailers.
Imagekqcrna
Nov 3, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
If you have any used book stores near you, they're good places to try too.

Karen
Imageirisarian
Nov 3, 2011 9:56 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Tried one , no luck, so she found it at a bigger used book establishment which she uses. It will come in 10 days, she says so not close. A lot of work for a couple bucks, good of her.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 4, 2011 5:23 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Here's an ePublisher that looks interesting, esp. if you like action novels...
https://whodareswinspublishing.com/index.php?route=common/ho...

Bob Mayer's books are well reviewed on B&N, tho' plenty of complaints about the editing. The prices are good. Big Grin And they have mobi for Kindle, ePub for Nook.

And here's another, larger ePub.... Smashwords!
https://www.smashwords.com/
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
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Imagekqcrna
Nov 7, 2011 7:41 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
I downloaded a couple of Kindle freebies/cheapies the day before yesterday:

January Kills Me (Samantha Rialto Mysteries) - 99 cents- pretty good so far. Writing is a little amateurish but story is good so far

I'll Be There [Kindle Edition] By: Deborah Grace Staley - haven't started it. It was free 2 days ago. Today it's $9.39! Sheesh!

Karen
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 7, 2011 11:52 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Now I see Amazon is offering lending books if you're a member of their Prime thingie. Well, for $79/year, I just don't order enough stuff from them to make it worth it. Most of the books I buy thru them are used & that's just about all we get besides spot purchases... such as we just purchased a stand mixer, but that qualified for free shipping anyway.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Nov 8, 2011 10:05 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I think the Prime thingie is too expensive too, but I got it free for a few months when I bought my Kindle.

What kind of mixer did you get? And why through Amazon? Don't you have department stores by you?
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 8, 2011 10:08 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
We got a KitchenAid artisan series & the nearest dept. store is 1 1/2 hours away, & much more expensive. We do a lot of mail order out here.

Not to mention, I don't really like going into malls or dept. stores... ugh.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Nov 9, 2011 10:38 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Wow, you are in the boonies! I hate the stores too, but shipping has gotten so expensive...glad you got free shipping, so you got a good deal.
Love my Kitchenaid, I remember trying to do all the baking with a hand mixer, augh.
ImageDonkeyJay
Nov 10, 2011 7:50 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
We definitely weigh the cost of shipping & time into whatever we get.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesheryl
Nov 10, 2011 8:05 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Here, here. But even the closest stores here tend to charge a lot more, probably because of *their* shipping.

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