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Old 09-03-2013, 10:04 AM
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Default Do You Own an eReader?

As an eBook writer I know that many people do not own eReaders.

I am curious if you own an eReader?

And if not are you aware that there are free apps on the market to download eBooks?
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:24 AM
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I own a Kindle Paperwhite and absolutely love it. I don't have the time to read as much as I'd like, but the device is incredible. It does what it is supposed to do perfectly!

My wife reads on her iPad, and she likes that.

We do still buy 'real' books too sometimes though.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:54 AM
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I have a Kindle Touch that I carry everywhere. I use it a lot while doing cardio at the gym or sitting in waiting rooms, e.g. doctor's office.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:46 AM
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I just use Calibre on my laptop, but I'd like to have an ereader. I just picked up a bunch of neat ebooks.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:52 PM
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I have Google's Nexus 7 tablet where I use the Kindle app for reading ebooks. Have the same app on my phone and I also use Amazon's cloud reader for reading ebooks on my computer.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:13 PM
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I have a Nook and adore it. When I went to get an eReader, my friends recommended the Kindle, but every store near me was sold out and said they wouldn't be getting more Kindles in, and Amazon was also sold out. The Nook was readily available, even if it cost a bit more. In the end, I am so glad I went with the Nook. I can borrow books from the library, collect the weekly book that B&N gives Nook owners (usually it's a relatively big author), and I can also share my books with other Nook owners. I like that the Nook accepts multiple formats. My friends with Kindles are stuck with Amazon's Kindle files. My Nook is always in my purse. I read when waiting for the high school to end, while waiting for an appointment, and when I'm lounging at my parents' pool.
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Kindle Fire here, and I love it. I was considering the Nook but this was a gift from my son, complete with pea green leather cover. And I am very happy with it.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:15 AM
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I got a Nook this weekend for my birthday and I love it. I'm already hooked. Just wish I had more time to read.

I didn't realize that BN gave out weekly books, Anng, I"m going to have to look into that.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:51 AM
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I didn't realize that BN gave out weekly books, Anng, I"m going to have to look into that.
Every Friday, they post the free book of the week. The NOOK Blog - Barnes & Noble Book Clubs

You can also go into the store and search for free books. Those tend to be first-time authors looking to promote interest, but they do have a number of classics too.

And if you have a local library that participates in e-book lending, that's another good way to get books. Some offer the Kindle format, but my local library only offers PDF or Epub versions. I don't often borrow books from the library, but since my son is doing his college work/study with the library, I got a library card and take out the e-book loans from time to time. I don't know if it's standard policy, but our library lets you "check out" the e-book for two full weeks before it vanishes from your queue.

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Old 09-04-2013, 06:10 AM
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No, but I do have the Google eReader app on my phone. It is a super small screen, but I really wanted to read the last Hunger Games when it came out, so I downloaded it. I still use it occasionally and have some of the free books.
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