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  •  I use a web-based converter (4+ / 0-)

    To get kindle books onto my sony e-reader. I have not used a kindle, but love love love my sony.  I can also get library books onto it.  I typically buy from kobo, because I live in Canada, and their format downloads directly into my e-reader. And I can buy on my phone and then redownload to my computer to read on my sony. Very flexible.
    Cheers!

    Fire burn and cauldron bubble, bendy straws or my fee is double - via Twitter about half-term governor Sarah Palin

    by alrdouglas on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 11:43:15 AM PDT

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    •  I envy your choices. Right now I am locked into (3+ / 0-)

      kindle with four devices, including a Fire, for family members that are on my account with over 700 books. When we started buying ebooks, Amazon was the only seller.

      I would love to try the Sony, I have heard nothing but good things about it.

      We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty - Edward R. Murrow

      by Susan Grigsby on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 11:47:37 AM PDT

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      •  They are more expensive (1+ / 0-)
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        but I have found mine to be worth it.  It feels substantial without being heavy and I like to contrast between black and white. It has a touch screen I enjoy as well. Because I am in Canada, I could not get a Nook or Kindle since you can only access titles from the Canadian store, which was disappointing and not as extensive as the US store. Option two was piracy, eek!

        Fire burn and cauldron bubble, bendy straws or my fee is double - via Twitter about half-term governor Sarah Palin

        by alrdouglas on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 04:29:37 PM PDT

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      •  I consider this to be a warning: (3+ / 0-)
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        Right now I am locked into kindle with four devices, including a Fire
        I was considering a Fire, to augment--not replace--my Nook.

        Since I'm not eager to feel "locked in" or trapped by any devices I guess Amazon will be that much more able to meet someone else's demand.

        Yesterday's NYT had an interesting article about the benefits of e-textbooks. If we haven't already we are fast approaching the point where electronic text is the norm, while "dead tree" media is becoming a novelty. Maybe that's overstating it, but a book would have to be awfully special to get me interested unless it had dazzling graphics, etc. Even images, though can look really good with a top-quality monitor.

        I'm looking forward to your series.

        It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

        by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:32:45 PM PDT

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      •  Well you might just have to bite the bullet (1+ / 0-)
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        and do the Calibre conversion if you are planning on switching.  Apparently it is pretty easy to do.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:03:02 AM PDT

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