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JAMES

Kindle.

"Do make sure that you get the cover/light if that is an option. Brilliant when in poor light or if you can't sleep and want to read without disturbing your OH. If you are into the classics, etc. don't forget to check gutenburg.org for free downloads and also trulyfree.org where there is also a load of free and more recent stuff. You will find that Amazon, Smiths, Waterstones charge for books are are legally free to download which is very naughty, IMO, but check those sites first."

I didn't get the cover with the light, its something I would never use.

As for the free books, amazon have nearly 5000 of them now. (Obviously Gotherberg have far more)

Its not "naughty" to charge for a book that has been professionally converted rather than the Gothenberg ones done by volunteers. Its the conversion you are paying for, not just the content.

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sandra

Kindle

Thanks for the tips Lemain - noted.

James, agree nothing like a real book but paperbacks seem to breed in this house ! On hols. they always fall apart in the heat which drives me crazy so really looking forward to it. Plus the fact all that weight out of a suitcase means more room for shoes !!

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JAMES

Kindle.

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It's gutenberg, not gothenberg. Where the printing press was invented until Will Caxton took the credit ;)

I have recently paid Smiths £17 for a download of Tony Blair's autobio "

Thought you said you checked prices first, its £6.99 on amazon............

Correcting my spelling is very childish.

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JAMES

Kindle.

Amazon refund any that come out like that, and withdraw it from sale until the publisher corrects in.

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JAMES

Kindle.

""Thought you said you checked prices first, its £6.99 on amazon............"

I did check when I bought it and that was the best price I found at that time. It'll probably be free tomorrow ;) -- but I do recommend it, as a very good read and eye-opener.

"Correcting my spelling is very childish."

No, not childish. Computers and websites don't usually tolerate spelling mistakes and anyone following this thread would, I presume, prefer to get gutenburg rather than gothenburg? What would you say if I called you Jmsea? Just sloppy and useless, really."

Its been £6.99 since day one actually. Considering the man ruined this country I have no desire to read it.

As for the typing error, I typed in project gothenberg and it was immediately corrected by google.

A simple mistake is neither sloppy or useless, its a MISTAKE........

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JAMES

Kindle.

I've not sent a single message to which they have not replied to quickly and with the response I required.

You are using the contact page? you can't send in an email from your email programme or reply to your despatch email. You can even enter your phone number and they phone you back at their cost, right away.

Amazons customer service is faultless.

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JAMES

Kindle.

" Blair's book is a jolly good read but I should warn you that there are multi-syllable words some of which have Latin origins. The Sony Touch reader has an in-built Oxford dictionary which is jolly handy :))) "

Don't treat me like an idiot, I did Latin at school...........

The kindle has the Oxford dictionary too.

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JAMES

Kindle.

Well, Amazon regularly feature in reports of excellent customer service levels, and satisfied customers and if you look on other discussion forums you will find the same.

No, of course the books were not posted within 5 minutes, but things can enter the despatch process very quickly, and once it has done, the order cannot be edited, that is standard practice with the vast majority of mail order firms.

No, using the contact page is not new. I've been using Amazon for about 15 yrs, and its always been the case to get the quickest, most helpful response, again, as per most mail order sites.

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JAMES

Kindle.

At a rough guess, maybe 10 times.

Various things, the TV I bought Mum broke whilst under guarantee, that sort of thing.

Just want to revisit the Kindle subject

OK - I think I have found a flaw in reading on a Kindle....

Take for instance Jilly Cooper books. She always has a great long list at the front of the book with all the names of the characters and who they are. Would this not be a bit of a faff on a Kindle having to go backwards and forwards....?

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JAMES

Kindle.

"OK - I think I have found a flaw in reading on a Kindle....

Take for instance Jilly Cooper books. She always has a great long list at the front of the book with all the names of the characters and who they are. Would this not be a bit of a faff on a Kindle having to go backwards and forwards....?

"

Knorr,

you can mark the page. Then you only need press one button to go back to that page, and pressing it again will take you back to where you were reading. Simple.

XXX

(But Jilly Coopper! you filthy girl! :) XX)

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JAMES

Kindle V. Sony.

From what I can see, both are excellent machines. I had a feel of the Sony (Well, one of them) in Waterstones last week. Good solid feel to it, shame it was not switched on to work so I could play, which to me, is the point of a demonstration model but still...

The only bad kindle reviews are by people that dont really seem to understand what it is for. In my view, the kindle is to read standard print books, yes, it can display the odd photo pretty well, but I'd not buy a coffee table style book on art for the kindle for example. Nor the Times World Atlas.

Ebook readers do what they do, and they do it well, but some people have unrealistic expectations.

Free internet access on the kindle is a bonus of course. Its slow, its cumbersome, but its free and it saved me from being very bored when stuck on the train for a couple of hrs recently. (I had read myself out by this point...)

People ask silly things like "Can you play the latest computer games on it?"

No love, its an ebook reader, not a Sony Playstation.....

I've not regretted my purchase for a second, I don't think you have either, Lemain?

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JAMES

Kindle.

Yes, you can, Lemain. John Lewis now sell the kindle, so you can have a fiddle before committing yourself.

Shocking that the Sony does not come with a wall charger! I think things charge better from the wall that from the computer. iPods don't come with a charger anymore, but luckily, Apple have not changed it since they launched (well, they have the design, but not the required connections) so I can use my old wall charger to charge it.

The wifi is a great benefit, and then next one up also have 3g (with no charge) Cafes, pubs etc, many have free wifi access now, so you can download books when sat in Starbucks. I think amazon wanted to make impulse purchasing as easy as possible for obvious reasons.

Even with buying books, its easy to save money. The Larson Trilogy are only £2.12 each for kindle compared to £6.99 for the paperbacks, however, with so much free stuff available, its going to be quite a while before I need to buy stuff regularly. I've got about 500 books on my kindle now, and I can only have spent £10 - £15.

I got the P.G magic catalogue a couple of weeks ago, a big list of free titles, you click on it, the kindle says something like "Do you want to download this title?". Click on yes, and wherever you are, its on your kindle within 10 seconds! YAY!

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JAMES

Kindle.

That's appalling service!!! Nothing annoys me more.....



With the kindle you get an email address so you can send the pdf's etc to your kindle directly from your computer.

kennykindle@kindle.com

(yes, my kindle is called Kenny.....)

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JAMES

W H Smith.

Lemain, if you click on "contact us" there is a form you can fill in to send your question to customer services, and there is also a standard email address given for customer services.

 
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