Is anyone familiar with this?
There is a lengthy thread on the Five in a Row board about these right now.
It can probably answer some of your questions. I've never wanted one with a library full of books, but I'm beginning to consider it for ebooks.
Thanks so much, that was a huge help!! I am going to get one after that thread and my own research. I already noticed that all the classics are free, which is awesome! Also, they have a lot of Beatrix Potter books for free. Some of the childrens books even have pictures.
Someone also posted a link where you can download the entire Gutenburg Project onto your Kindle for Free!
I had a Kindle for about a week and had my husband return it. We travel ALOT and thought it would be really helpful to downsize our packing of books by getting one.
I can't remember what exactly I didn't care for (especially since I had wanted one for so long). There are some free books, but alot of the Kindle books are still $9.99. Not much difference. For the price, I didn't feel the Kindle was worth it (I could have bought all the books I loaded onto the Kindle for less than the Kindle price). You can't read it in the dark, you don't get color pictures, you still end up paying for books, you can't read blogs, the audio component was not very pleasant...
I did get an Ipod Touch for Christmas and this I am enjoying. It's cheaper, I get a Kindle application with it for free, I can get audio as well as any book for Kindle, I can read in the dark, I can watch movies, I can use it to read blogs, send emails, and do lots more with it.
You may have already bought it, and I don't mean to discourage you, but I much prefer the Itouch after having both.
The Amazon site says that Kindle is available in the Apps store, here is the amazon link
Did you know you can have Kindle on your PC for free? If you have a laptop, you can take your books with you to your living room or the next state.
You can get the software here.
If you're using an iPod Touch or iPhone be sure to check out Stanza http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stanza/id284956128?mt=8 and http://www.lexcycle.com/
It's a free e-book reader app that has a companion desktop app. They're hoping you'll buy books through it but they also give you access to free books through Project Gutenberg and others. You can load your own documents in PDF or other common formats too.
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