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Offline dizzyizzy

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Kindle
« on: 29 March 2013, 03:29:14 PM »
I was going to post on the old kindle thread but a message came up, so I decided to start a new thread.

I am a recent convert to Kindle and love it.  Reading was becoming a challenge due to my hand, elbow damage and my vision problems.  The kindle has changed all this and now I can even listen to the book if I am tired.

It is a bit TOO easy to download the next book though!!  ;D
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Offline heather1957

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #1 on: 29 March 2013, 03:34:04 PM »
I also love my Kindle have downloaded so many books, lots of free ones but many only a couple of £s

Don't forget you can download an app for Amazon Kindle so if you find yourself waiting (doctors/dentist etc) anywhere and don't have your Kindle with you, you can access your account via the app and read your books on your phone.

I know not everyone likes a Kindle, my mother is an avid reader and likes the feel/smell of real books and wouldn't dream of using a Kindle but I find them very easy!

I even have the water proof cover so I can read in the bath and not have the need to wear glasses which tend to keep steaming up!  ;)
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Offline Pattidevans

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« Reply #2 on: 29 March 2013, 05:05:54 PM »
I REALLY love my Kindle!  The ability to change the size of the font is great.  Sometimes first thing in the morning my eyesight can be a bit blurry, so I go up a size or two and that makes it much easier to read.  I was at a hospital appointment recently and had had those awful drops in my eyes so I just made the font HUGE and carried on reading.

The other week a friend dropped 4 paperback books off for me to borrow & I'm currently reading them.  I find it most peculiar now.  I found myself tapping the page and wondering why it didn't turn!  LOL!  Also I have a Kindle case like this one http://duragadget.com/products/698-purple-kindle-case.html (NOT purple - probably worse, it's bright pink LOL!) which means I can prop the kindle up and read whilst I'm blow drying my hair.

Do you get the "Kindle Daily Deal"?  They email you offering a different book at 99p every day.  Some by really well known authors.  I've bought loads that way.  Also it prompts me to read authors I've not tried before.
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Offline dizzyizzy

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #3 on: 29 March 2013, 05:42:31 PM »
That is a really great idea Heather, I didn't know you could do that on your phone!!  I haven't seen a waterproof cover.

Patti, I have a cover that is a stand as well, it also has pen you can use instead of your fingers.

I haven't come across any free books or the daily deal.  How do you get those?
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« Reply #4 on: 29 March 2013, 06:22:12 PM »
For the daily deal follow the link in my post above, you can subscribe and you'll get an offer every day.

For free books just go to Amazon and search the Kindle store for "free kindle books"


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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Kindle
« Reply #5 on: 29 March 2013, 06:23:21 PM »
What sort of books do you like Dizzy?

You do know we can actually swap kindle books don't you?
Patti


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Offline dizzyizzy

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« Reply #6 on: 29 March 2013, 07:48:25 PM »
Wow Patti, no I did not!!  :star:  That is an excellent idea.  It was my only niggle about having one.

Not sure how I missed the link?  :eek:
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« Reply #7 on: 29 March 2013, 08:12:57 PM »
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Wow Patti, no I did not!!  :star:  That is an excellent idea.  It was my only niggle about having one.
Well, it's not really anything Amazon condone, but it's easy enough if you know how windows explorer works.  Or whatever equivalent is used on your operating system i.e. if you know how to find files.  You plug in your kindle to your computer, which then becomes another drive.  Within that drive you can find a folder called "My documents".  All your books are in there.  So you can attach a book to an email and send it to a friend.  Alternatively when you receive an email from a friend you save the attachment into the Kindle drive in the "My Documents" folder.

Did you find the link in the end?  It's http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/gss/detail/9164751/
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Offline dizzyizzy

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« Reply #8 on: 30 March 2013, 12:29:16 PM »
Yes, thanks Patti, I have subscribed.  I will get Hubby to do what you suggested, he is better than I am.
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« Reply #9 on: 30 March 2013, 02:28:46 PM »
See your email
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Offline Dave101

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« Reply #10 on: 31 March 2013, 12:17:07 AM »
If you buy a book from Amazon you cannot swap it with your friends.  Bought books have DRM (Digital Rights Management) which prevents you from swapping them with a friend.
Amazon do allow you to 'lend' a book to a friend although while you do this you cannot access the book yourself.  Why anyone would want to use this feature is beyond me, but never mind.

The kindle solves the problem of blurred vision when having the eye drops as you can make the text bigger.  I thought this was a fantastic feature as it always used to irritate me when waiting I couldn't read my book.  Now I can :)

I think once you get used to a kindle, you'd never go back as its pros far outweigh any cons.

The only con I'd say for the kindle is if you want a reference type book.  One that you need to flick from chapter to chapter or looking up something in an index.  Although it is possible with e-readers, it's far quicker and easier with a traditional book.
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Offline dizzyizzy

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« Reply #11 on: 31 March 2013, 01:33:33 PM »
Patti, still working on the email.  ;)

Dave, the only disadvantage for me with the kindle was not being able to swap a book.  I have family and friends who I swap books with.  We all buy them and then share the good ones.  I don't see why you can't do this electronically, you have paid for it after all.

It is becoming very money orientated, games consoles are trying to make it so you can't share games.  For example I have 2 boys who swap games on their x boxes, this is now becoming impossible.  I pay £40 and more for each game and now they want me to buy them one each???  GREED imho  >:(
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« Reply #12 on: 31 March 2013, 05:51:32 PM »
The thing is what happens if only one person buys the book in the world and shares it with 'everyone'. Extreme and I'm sure never going to happen but you get my meaning. The thing is no matter how hard they try if people want to they can 'share' anything. They just have to make it harder than people can be bothered with so they buy instead of 'sharing'.
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« Reply #13 on: 31 March 2013, 10:26:29 PM »
No you have NOT bought the Kindle book at ALL !  You have only bought the RIGHT to read the book on your Kindle.  The book itself in Kindle-readable format - still belongs to Amazon !
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« Reply #14 on: 31 March 2013, 10:29:09 PM »
I did hear (but may have been a scare tactic instigated by them LOL) (or just an Urban Myth) of them wiping someone's Kindle entirely and removing their ability to download from Amazon, when for some reason they discovered the person had 'rogue' books on their device.
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