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Thread: Who has an E-Book?

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    Super Member DianneK's Avatar
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    I am interested in purchasing an E-Book, but am not sure which brand to buy. What do you have and what are the pros & cons?
    I've looked at Nook, Kindle and Pan-Digital. Color or no?

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    I have an Ipad (does more then being an ebook)(can buy books from b&n, amazon,apple, boarders(which will be no more)
    my sister has the nook, and loves it.. (actually she just purchased the nook color) so its her second one.
    we are giving our mother a nook for her bday, in july....

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    I have the Kindle and love it!!!!

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    Check with libraries in your area. Many are now offering downloads for e-books. In order to participate you will need an e-book compatible with the library system.

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    NOOK here - love it. Only drawback is the need for a light for reading at night. However, from what I understand, the color NOOK doesn't have that problem (different ink technology?). One thing to consider before buying any e-Reader is how often you'll use it. Two years ago, when I received mine as a Christmas present, the most popular books/authors were $9.99. I expected some increase in price over time but the prices have really risen. For example, Ken Follet's follow on to the Pillars of the Earth is almost $20!! I can get the hardcover at BJ's for under $15 and I'm sure the paperback will be a fraction of that.

    If I had room to store more books, and didn't travel as much on business (I bring a minimum of two books), I might consider an eReader unnecessary.

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    we got the Pandigital Novel for my step daughter and one for our granddaughter for Christmas and they LOVE it. They both take theirs with them everywhere they go

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    I have a Nook ... I love it!
    But it really does irk me that the books are so expensive!

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    I downloaded a free kindle for my PC at Amazon. They have quite a few books that you can download free also.

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    I also have an Ipad and get e books on it from several sources.

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    Kindel here, I love it.

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    I have an older Sony Reader.... love it, but a newer color model would be nice....

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    I have a Kindle and my friend has a Nook. I use mine to listen to audiobooks more than read I can hook it up to my car stereo system or other speakers like in my sewing room

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    I have a Nook - I made that choice because I knew I could download books from the library, and I couldn't do that on a Kindle. I haven't bought a book yet, and I really don't plan to - there are too many to read that are free!

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    About the library and Kindle - I spoke with the librarian at the Columbus Public Library and she said they are working with whoever it is and they will be available for library download sometime this year.
    I believe this is true for other libraries as well. It's been posted here on another thread.

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    Love my Kindle, Amazon is going to start making e-books available to libraries for check out.

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    I wanted a Nook but found a "Pandigital" at Kohl's on sale and I love it. I get the internet, dl music, everything a Nook will do.

    Did you know there are several sites where you can dl free books? Just google "free books for ereaders" and you should be referred to several sites. They also send me updates on new books they have. If its free, take advantage of it!

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    Love my Kindle and Ipad. We are overly toyed here..lol.

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    Kindle here...love, love, love it!!!

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    I have a Nook...just a b&w one...and I LOVE it! I love being able to travel without the need to bring several books along and it is nice not to have to take up bookcase space with novels. The only drawback...it is way too easy to buy books!!! Yikes, I have overspent since Xmas!

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    I use my Windows smart phone that way I don't have an extra gadget to carry around (& probably lose!) & it fits in my pocket--I don't carry a purse. I prefer the Barnes & Noble software & purchasing system over the Kindle/Amazon version and I have other readers for other types of books. If it's an e-book--I can read it with something loaded on my phone.

    I agree about the prices being way too high on the best seller type e-books and many of the not quite best sellers. I don't understand the need to charge so much for something you can't even donate when you're finished with it. I refuse to pay more than $5 per e-book.

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    I also have a Nook. I know many think the books are expensive, but there are a ton of books for under $5.00. I enjoy scifi, action/adventure, pschyo thrillers, who done it's and I never fail to find a good read :)

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    I love my Kindle. They have a new one that is only $119, it has ads on the screensaver, but for the savings I think it would be worth it. The screensaver only comes on when the reader is not in use, so what would I care what was on it.

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    My daughter has the nook and my husband has a sony reader. I have the free download to my computer of the kindle. I love my free version since I can read my book on my phone also. My daugher loves her nook it can acess the library and download where the kindle cannot. Just do a lot of research and talk to people!

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    I have a Kindle. Kindle is proprietary which means you have to purchase books from Amazon - or convert books purchased from Barnes & Nobel or Borders through a free online site called Calibre. I have not used Calibre yet so I can't say if it is easy or hard or if it even works. Books are prices about the same on Amazon as at Barnes & Nobel and Borders. There are thousands of free books available too that will load on to Kindle. You can get thousands of 'classics' at gutenberg.com for any e-reader you purchase. Keep in mind if you purchase a Nook or another brand, you may not be able to down load books from Amazon.
    Having an e-reader that is back lit (like a computer screen) makes it easier to read in bed, but the bright light may actually keep you awake longer. There are lights that will clip on to your e-reader making it much more like reading a printed page.
    If you can go to Barnes & Nobel or Borders and look at what they have, it might help you decide. Do your research to find what features you might like and who has the best price. Good luck and enjoy your new e-reader.

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    If you can find one & can afford it, get an IPad. It's much more than a reader, although several e-readers are available for it. I have one & love it. When I first saw the IPad I wondered what I'd do with it, now I find I can't do without it. You can download several types of e-books to it on IBooks. Just my thoughts.

    Cathy S/Willowwind

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