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MikeS.
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2011/09/13 15:28:49 (permalink)

Kindle users

I know a lot of us here like to read, how many of you use a Kindle? (Kindle, an electronic "book" sold by Amazon.) I bought 1 a month ago and am really enjoying it. Amazon offers a lot of free books and many at prices like 0.99 or 2.99. Although big name authors can be 14.99.
 
You can get e-books in other formats and convert them to Kindle format and load those to your Kindle.
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    waltpiii
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/13 16:29:58 (permalink)
    The are also small e book publishers on the web which have a variety of pricedbooks from zero to several dollars.  Their books can be sent to the kindle.
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/13 18:35:26 (permalink)
    I've had mine for about six months. Love it.
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/13 20:56:08 (permalink)
    I've had mine about a year and a half, I love it.
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/14 00:19:25 (permalink)
    I thought kindle was small hunks of wood used to start a fire!
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    MikeS.
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/14 08:40:07 (permalink)
    That would be kindling...
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    MikeS.
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/14 08:43:09 (permalink)
    waltpiii

    The are also small e book publishers on the web which have a variety of pricedbooks from zero to several dollars.  Their books can be sent to the kindle.


    Some examples, please.
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/18 08:23:45 (permalink)
    I have a Kindle app on my android LG phone.  I always have 2-3 different books going.  My daughter also has a Kindle app on her phone & we loan books back & forth.
     
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/21 12:59:03 (permalink)
    @claracamille  HOW do you "loan" books back and forth.  We have two Kindles and haven't figured that one out yet.
     
    There are TONS of free books.  I just got a DVD with over 10,000 free books, and it was GREAT seeing what was available free.  My feeling was that if I only got three or four books I hadn't read, it was worth the $5 price (including shipping) and to my great surprise there are HUNDREDS of classics that I never read, so I am reading some of those now. 
     
    Also, Google "Calibre" (that's the correct spelling) and you can change any books reader file to a kindle friendly .mobi for your kindle, ie: .epub to Kindle, or Kindle to epub, etc.  It's free and easily available.
     
    A good source for free books is Project Gutenberg (again, Google for the correct address) with tons of great free books, all in one place.
     
    I have also found a hack (open source) to remove the adverts on the Kindle 3 Special Offers Version (available from Walmart, Target, Amazon for $117) but decided that they didn't bother me a bit, so I left it alone. 
     
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/21 13:27:49 (permalink)
    Love it!! As an avid reader I was concerned about the actual "book" experience, but I can honestly say I never think about it at all. I also got an ipad last year, and they have the kindle app, so I have it available in both places. I travel a lot for work so the ipad is a dream as I can have movies, music, books, games, etc., all in one handy travel-friendly package.
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/09/22 10:31:08 (permalink)
    My wife encouraged me to get one more than a year ago. Her reasoning was that even if I only used it for my beach / pool summer of  crime novels i could (a) avoid taking a 20-inch cube of books with me on vacation and (b) avoid shelving the summer paperbacks downstairs.
     
    I love it, and I do now use it for other things....it will never completely replace books, but it's a permanent fixture year 'round for me now.
     
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    Re:Kindle users 2011/10/04 13:46:01 (permalink)
    Photto - you should be able to register up to 6 kindles to the same account. That way you can put the books on which ever Kindle you are using.  I'm not sure how you would handle if you've already registered as a seperate user.  But I've heard customer service is pretty good - so maybe you can get help if you can't do it through your account.
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