Do you have an e reader?

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Do you have an e reader?
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 9:17am

Do you have an e-reader? What kind, where do you get your books?

Have you seen the news about the price 'gouging' that the government is going after 5 publishers?

If you don't have an e-reader have you 'thought' about one?

I have a Kindle. I LOVE it. I got mine for Christmas 2010 and have read more books than I had in decades! I fet most of my books free from Amazon. We now have e-books available from our local library too. Oh, did I say I LOVE my Kindle??? :smileyembarrassed:

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Registered: 02-24-2012
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 10:48am
You're right. I was reading an article last week about how the four major publishers got themselves in some serious hot water with the DOJ for setting prices like that. They were cutting Apple in (for whatever reason) at 30% and set the prices for new ebooks pretty high. I think two publishers settled, and two (maybe one now) were going to fight it. Here's one of the articles: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/253583/doj_files_ebook_pricefixing_lawsuit_against_apple_publishers.html

That said, I do have an ereader. It's a Sony. I get my books from the library, the Sony store, or from Amazon. Google has a good selection of free titles, too.
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Registered: 04-30-2000
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 9:22am

Many of the publishers are using the agency pricing so THEY set the prices not the sellers on e books as well. That is why the doj has gone after them. Amazon makes most of their money on the content that they sell not the Kindles. The new Kindle Fire, that came out this past winter, was reportedly sold at a loss. Compared to prices of other tablets, I believe it. lol

Many of the books I read on my Kindle are free. And thankfully now we have library loans. The number of books available in ebook form from the library is still 'limited'. There are 5 big publishers that control overdrive from buying their books. I think those publishers are living in the past... I do not believe that dead tree books will go away, nor that brick and mortar libraries will either because many who do read electronic books also read dtbs.

Oh, one of the best books I read this

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 9:43am

DH has a Kobo, that I read sometimes.

Cthulu Crochet

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