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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 21, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
ManyBooks has their books formatted in about a dozen different ways, including for the Kindle. I don't know how it would actually work w/the iPad, if you would have to download to the computer first or not, but hey... it's free! Thumbs up
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
BookerC1
Apr 21, 2011 11:34 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
Dahlia, do you have Adobe Digital Editions on your computer? When I downloaded them, they just saved into a folder called "downloads" and I dragged them to my Adobe DE folder. To get them onto my e-reader, I just connect it with a usb cable, and drag them over. Which e-reader do you have?

Imagedahlianut
Apr 21, 2011 11:35 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
I am SO into the FREE too Smiling Not that I'm a cheapo but I would like to reread alot of the classics Smiling
Imagedahlianut
Apr 21, 2011 11:44 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
ok scrinching my non-techie brain. I have a Sony ereader which is not the latest but Sony upgraded it the first time I plugged it into Hal the PC puter. I have Adobe but I don't know if I have 'Digital Editions'. How would I know that? Methinks that maybe if I typed in the path to my eLibrary? To be honest cuz of our copyright laws I totally didn't think that I would be able to access ManyBooks so I wasn't paying attention. Usually they say 'Soon you can get books from us' (you total loser Canuck with funkyweird copywrite laws)
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 22, 2011 6:28 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
dahlianut wrote:To be honest cuz of our copyright laws I totally didn't think that I would be able to access ManyBooks so I wasn't paying attention. Usually they say 'Soon you can get books from us' (you total loser Canuck with funkyweird copywrite laws)


But now you can, yes? That is what I heard you holler above, isn't it? Confused

Some of the books ManyBooks is highlighting on the Home page look interesting. I've read a couple of their highlighted books & enjoyed them. Big Grin And lots of classics!

I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagedahlianut
Apr 22, 2011 11:36 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
That's the first time I tired ManyBooks DJ so maybe I always could? I can't get ebooks from Amazon Sad
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 22, 2011 2:17 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Well, Amazon's kinda snobby that way... Hilarious!
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ImageDonkeyJay
May 6, 2011 8:44 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Found another eBook site... this one mid-level mysteries... And a couple of Westerns (?)
read about it on the Nook blog...
http://topsuspensegroup.com/index.php

some interesting titles & good prices.
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lakesidecallas
Oct 19, 2011 7:14 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Now that Amazon has a Kindle for $79, I'm very tempted! any recommendations for that one vs. the touch or touch 3g? And I see they have one with a keyboard- why would you need a keyboard?
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 19, 2011 10:54 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
You can do a wee bit of web surfing & texting w/them now... & if you want to buy anything from Amazon while you're on your reader, you might want to type a thing or three.

I'd say the 3G stuff is for if you want to do more than read on the device. I've been perfectly happy w/wifi & the battery lasts longer w/no touch pad... those burn up battery.

Plus, I worry less w/a cheaper unit, in case I walk off & leave it somewhere, or spill my tea on it. Whistling
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Oct 19, 2011 10:58 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
That is a very good point about the cheaper unit! I see a lot for sale on ebay with cracked screens.

Any problems only having 2G of storage?
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 19, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
As they keep your purchased books "in the cloud", you can always delete & change, but honestly so far I haven't come close to needing more room than what mine came with. I've got about a dozen books on there, some of them complete collections (like Sherlock Holmes, etc.). Does it give you a guesstimate about how many books 2G represent? (I don't recall how much storage mine has).

If you do do notations in your books (I sometimes do in my non-fiction), there is a navigable keypad for that, it's just moving a cursor up & down & clicking... slower than the keypad, but not a big deal for me.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Oct 19, 2011 11:53 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Good. Thanks very much. I'm getting one. I can't remember who had the one with the ads, I think she said they weren't very noticeable or irritating.
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 19, 2011 12:32 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
:hurray: I hope you like it!
I think it was Woofie had the one w/the ads...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
maozamom
Oct 19, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Name: Mao
Orrville, Ohio
I recommend the Kindle with Special Offers. You save on the initial purchase. I've bought books at special prices that are only offered on the Kindle. There's other ads to save money on other deals too. The ads are only on a small banner on the home page and on the screen saver, but who cares what's on the screen saver?
Imageirisarian
Oct 19, 2011 3:53 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Library had a sign 'free books for your kindle'. I took out 3 reular books, which is silly as I have 3 here that I want to read.
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 20, 2011 10:19 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Hilarious! I can't resist a 'sale' either...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Oct 21, 2011 3:57 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
anyone order the Kindle Fire? For about $100 extra you can use to email, surf the web and watch movies. Oh, and read books, the most important part! Big Grin
Imagekqcrna
Oct 26, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
Speaking of ebooks and ereaders, I thought you folks might find this article interesting.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/26/living/digital-libraries/index...

Karen
ImageDonkeyJay
Oct 26, 2011 8:42 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I do think there is a revolution going on in writing/reading. I love the feel of a book, it's true, but I also have 2 eReaders. I haven't borrowed any eBooks from the library yet because the loan is only for 2 weeks, rather than almost 4 weeks for a hard copy & sometimes it takes me that long to read a big book.

With many authors beginning to sell their books directly online, I think many publishers are going to go the way of the horse & carriage.

And there will always be the allure of the hard copy... even Jean Luc Picard had a few treasured copies on TNG. Hilarious!
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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