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Old 09.03.2011, 17:43
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Re: Amazon Kindle e-book downloads outsell paperbacks

Thanks for that link - interesting article, feels well-written.

As for all the 'hundreds of men & women working on these books' I'm sad to say that they're doing a poor job - I mean, a top-selling novel that comes out with several cases of "off of" through the book (eg, "He got off of the horse." & "She took the book off of him.")?? This is the twelfth book in a best-selling series, and they can't be bothered correcting the dodgy grammar of the new author?
If they did a good job I might be willing to pay what they're asking ... but it's unlikely.
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Hard to believe. I just can't demote the reading experience to one of these. Seems I may be getting behind the times.
I've yet to see anyone wrap their fish and chips up in kindle. and still be able to read through the thick coating of chip shop lard.
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I'm just resisting the publishers' absurd insistence on charging more for an eBook than I pay for a real, paper copy of the same book - delivered by mail to my door!! (Thank you, bookdepository.co.uk & bookdepository.com).
I've been through Project Gutenberg & downloaded heaps of the free classics, which I can read happily on my computer ... but will buy some form of eBook reader once the publishers see reason and drop their prices for eBooks. Sadly, I don't see this happening in the near future ...
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Old 09.03.2011, 19:51
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Re: Amazon Kindle e-book downloads outsell paperbacks

I love my kindle. I can upload PDF's of journal articles I need to read for work.

I can browse and purchase any time, any place... so fending off those hours of boredom when visiting the family... I can just settle down and read a good book ,looking up occasionally and nodding at grannie so she knows I'm still in the room!

I can avoid people on trams, trains, buses, well almost anywhere, if I so wish.

The ink screen means I can read for hours without backlight giving me eye strain and if I do get fed up of reading, I can switch to text to voice and get some robotic American read to me!

I hope the day comes when I have my 3,500 book limit and I can organise a Kindle Swap shop and get to read all their library too!

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You do need a US based credit card to buy books from the Amazon store to download to your Kindle. Unfortunately, you can't purchase items from amazon unless the credit card/debit card linked to the account has a US address.
I'm not quit sure that's correct. As long as you pay in US$ you can use a Swiss based credit/debit card. Mine allows this.
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Old 09.03.2011, 20:14
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Re: Amazon Kindle e-book downloads outsell paperbacks

I admit I miss the fulfillment of "The End", closing the book and putting it down. But damn! I am speeding through books that I buy anytime of the day and travelling is fantastic with the Kindle. I like it.
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I'm off to do just that!
I'll let you know how it goes,,,,,

I'm tired today,,,,,,, I tried to curl up with Kindle, but got so absorbed in the story I didn't get to sleep until well after 2.

Damn these authors,,, how dare they wirte such good stuff!!



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This is the closest thread I could find on tapatalk, so I hope I chose well...

Now that Amazon.de sells kindle books I keep getting bombarded with messages from Amazon.Com to transfer my account, saying it would be a more 'comfortable' experience!? In fact, I don't find navigating a German website comfortable, nor do I see any price advantage. The only thing is that apparently I could use my debit card instead of a credit card. Am I missing something? Has anyone made the leap?
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This is the closest thread I could find on tapatalk, so I hope I chose well...

Now that Amazon.de sells kindle books I keep getting bombarded with messages from Amazon.Com to transfer my account, saying it would be a more 'comfortable' experience!? In fact, I don't find navigating a German website comfortable, nor do I see any price advantage. The only thing is that apparently I could use my debit card instead of a credit card. Am I missing something? Has anyone made the leap?
I've been getting that too. My guess is that they assume that since you enter amazon from switzerland and have a Swiss address, your primary language is german rather than english. I find myself ignoring such helpful messages. Annoying. I also have a US-based audiobook account at audible.com (now owned by Amazon), which uses the same amazon login and payment info.
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