E-Readers

Anyone got one?

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gingerfurball    pirate
23/12/2010 at 09:39
I didn't bother with the 3G - I didn't see the point as there is wifi just about anywhere these days and I don't see me having a no wifi need a book emergency!  Saved me £50...
Ironholgs    pirate
23/12/2010 at 09:56
yeah i didn't bother with 3g for the same reasons.
23/12/2010 at 10:00
Having pre-ordered your book IH is it going to be available on the Kindle?
Ironholgs    pirate
23/12/2010 at 10:10

FF - I've asked the publisher and they've said they're undecided at this point. I'd like it to be, because it means it would be available to more people BUT it's out of my hands. I've given my permission for it to be.

And thank you for ordering it, hope you enjoy it.

23/12/2010 at 10:12
Looking forward to it, thanks
23/12/2010 at 10:45

Does the Kindle have a back light, or is it really like a normal book & you need a proper light source?

23/12/2010 at 10:47
K8 - no back light hence the longer battery life, you can get all m anner of cases for it that have lights on them for that issue.
Ironholgs    pirate
23/12/2010 at 11:15
I have  case without a light - you can get clip on lights as well but I've not bothered. My bedside lamp provides enough light to read it by.
23/12/2010 at 12:04

I've seen the cases with the lights - £50 from Amazon

Sometimes very early in the morning I can't sleep. The bf doesn't like it when I put on the bedside lamp at 4am so something a little less bright is good.

The ebooks from my local library aren't compatible with the Kindle  Still think I'll get one though.

23/12/2010 at 12:15
Try Fleabay...loads cheaper than Amazon for covers it seems.
23/12/2010 at 12:19
k8greene wrote (see)

The ebooks from my local library aren't compatible with the Kindle  Still think I'll get one though.


Take a look at Calibre its converts most now ebook types to Kindle format  ... and its free !!
Ironholgs    pirate
23/12/2010 at 12:20

I got a £15 leather case from fleabay, does the job and you can now pick up a light for under a fiver or a case and a light for under £14

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KINDLE-3-BLACK-LEATHER-CASE-COVER-LED-READING-LIGHT-/150521574650?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item230bc8f4fa

23/12/2010 at 12:46

Thanks for the advice Bruce!

Never thought to try ebay, I was hoping for a purple one & they seem to have a half decent selection at a fraction of the price.

Ironholgs    pirate
23/12/2010 at 12:58
another vote for calibre - great piece of software and very easy to use.
23/12/2010 at 13:13
+1 for calibre and I also have a friend of a friend of a friend that has software to remove DRM as sometimes Calibre won't convert DRM'd material
23/12/2010 at 16:33
My mum - 76 yo, known as TechnoNanny - loves her Kindle! She's an avid reader, loves books for all the old romantic reasons. But she finds the Kindle light, easy to read and use, and has a very attractive pink leather cover for it.

She also goes on holiday a lot, and is delighted that it saves her lugging huge piles of books from country to country. And the charge does last for ages - last I heard it had been going for over a month.
23/12/2010 at 16:41
Well if you two ladies recommend it...sold
24/12/2010 at 11:30
With the post being how it is at the mo, I'll order mine in the new year. Thanks for everyones advice!

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