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I've accumulated well over 100 eBooks, mainly novels.

Anyone looking for a little light fiction let me know and I'll PM you an author list.

I like stuff that is hard to come by now.

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I've always had in the back of my mind that I would like an e-reader of some kind. Today two things have happened to push me a little nearer the actual purchase. You've started this thread and, shortly after reading it for the first time, I got on the bus and someone was reading one.

Which one have you got? Amazon are pushing their new Kindle and it's £109 (THB 5,200)

Any experience with that brand?

I'm not sure if you'll be interested in this but I've got a pdf e-book about sak yant tattoos you can d/load it if you like :)

It was too big a file to upload here on TV so I've upped it to my mediafire account http://www.mediafire...7kie5fr11vbgd09

Cheers,

Biff

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Glad somebody posted on e-books.

As I like reading, eventually will have to buy one.

The latest (I believe) would be Amazon's Kindle 3 or DX both working Internationally. Price range $189 - $359 USD.

Any alternatives? Please come in and share your knowledge. Thanks.:)

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Isnt the Amazon Kindle without colors? I like to read my ebooks and magazines in color, so what is my option? I dont want an ipad because its lack of compatibility withother devices, like missing USB port etc.

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There's a lot of eReaders available now,

http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/

I have an iRiver Story which I'm having the occasional problem with it but it's mainly inexperience and limited geek skills on my behalf.

Once you want color and lots of pictures you want something like an iPad, the storage in an eBook reader just isn't sufficient, unless you start carrying around an external storage which sort of defeats the purpose. I'm a bit of a comics buff which have the same problem, a complete Modesty Blaise series download was about 1.5gb.

The beauty of the readers is the huge battery life, we're talking days rather than hours here, laptops and iPads just can't compete.

I've spent a bit of time playing with formats, once again I'm a bit... :huh:

There's a program called Calibre

http://calibre-ebook.com/

which I've been using.

There's still a lot of work to be done with eBooks, remember that the original book has to be scanned, then what is literally a photo of the pages has to be converted into a readable format. Some of the ebooks from torrent sites are full of errors.

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Just to get me started on the whole ebook thing, I downloaded 'kindle for PC' from the amazon site. I know it's not the same reading from a computer screen but I'm d/loading lots of free books to see how it all works. They arrive within 60 seconds of clicking 'purchase' (they're free so the cost is marked £0.00)

Looks good so far.

Thanks for this thread it's got me started on something new :)

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Just to get me started on the whole ebook thing, I downloaded 'kindle for PC' from the amazon site. I know it's not the same reading from a computer screen but I'm d/loading lots of free books to see how it all works. They arrive within 60 seconds of clicking 'purchase' (they're free so the cost is marked £0.00)

Looks good so far.

Thanks for this thread it's got me started on something new :)

Amazon has free books?

Thanks, I'll get onto that.

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There's still a lot of work to be done with eBooks, remember that the original book has to be scanned, then what is literally a photo of the pages has to be converted into a readable format. Some of the ebooks from torrent sites are full of errors.

I do not complete agre with you SD, Most of the books are already in a kind of printable way on a disk. That is the way it works right now. Only the handwritten and very old ones put together letter by letter have to be scanned.

But I agree with you.. it is a wonderful way of reading although I still don't have an E-reader. I have to do it with my notebook. Main reason is the price.

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I advise all people interested in purchasing an eBook reader to to a net search for independent reviews.

I've heard Kindle doesn't like downloading books from non Amazon sites.

cmjantje I'll admit I guessed to a certain degree at how they are put together. I'd imagine that later editions are copied from a disk. I thought what I did because some books I have read are almost hard to read due to errors that seem to me to be caused by problems with the computer reading them. For instance it could read 2 "r"s as "m" turning "sorry" into "somy", then further down the page it is correct.

When I read them on the computer I used to correct them as I went, because they were in Microsoft Word, but not sure if it can be done on a reader.

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You want to watch some of those "books", they may be other files as well.

.rar is a compressed file of some kind usually used for music.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=337551

I use utorrent to download, before you start downloading it produces a list of all the files in the download with the option of choosing whether or not to download them.

With 8000 books there has to be one or two you don't want. B)

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You want to watch some of those "books", they may be other files as well.

.rar is a compressed file of some kind usually used for music.

http://answers.googl...dview?id=337551

I use utorrent to download, before you start downloading it produces a list of all the files in the download with the option of choosing whether or not to download them.

With 8000 books there has to be one or two you don't want. B)

it just said 8-9000 e books and I would have to open another site to read which books are in the download [big list] but it was a pay site that i didnt have access to

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