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  •  I want to buy in on ebooks so badly... (3+ / 0-)

    I mean, I read them... a lot.  And this from someone who used to collect 20th-century first-editions that I boxed and mostly sold to switch over to the e-medium.

    But... all I'm doing is now reading the exact same things I would have without an e-reader only I make the conscious effort to get an e-copy.

    But holy hell there is SO MUCH unfiltered absolute gobshite out there.  It is hard to wade through; it is daunting at HOW BAD some of it is. With so many so-called clearinghouse websites cropping up to peddle this swill you also have to contend with the "Etsy Effect" where the creators of this typeset-equivalent of macaroni art all just blindly cross-recommend each other's Opus Minus so you can't even rely on peer-reviewing or recommendations.

    The company that comes up with the iTunes of eBooks will make a killing and I will be an early, and grateful, customer.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 06:50:12 AM PDT

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