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Started by Electro on 03-Mar-2011 08:14:45
Kindles and e-readers: the discussion continues...

Amazon, Apple, Sony...

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pigbagging - 03 Mar 2011 09:50:32 (#1 of 5594)

May be of interest

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?refe
rence=MEMO/11/126

FrauleinWein - 03 Mar 2011 20:23:44 (#2 of 5594)

I can't read that for some reason.

pigbagging - 03 Mar 2011 20:54:11 (#3 of 5594)

The EU Press release website is screwed at the moment - the link should be good when it recovers - basically the EU investigating price fixing, & anti-competitive practices by e-book publishers

pigbagging - 04 Mar 2011 10:38:45 (#4 of 5594)

Link is now working but doesn't say much more than my summary - still good news for ebook buyers

RabbyBunnit - 04 Mar 2011 11:11:18 (#5 of 5594)

Until last week, I never knew that [in the US at least] publishers had to pay extra to the big highstreet bookstores if they wanted to have the cover of their book on view to the book buyer. Those that didn't pay only had the spine of the book on view on the bookshelf.

What a bloody racket!

Thanks to Charlie Stross [iirc] for mentioning that.

KuangEleven - 05 Mar 2011 00:47:58 (#6 of 5594)

Have we all seen this?

http://www.novelr.com/2011/02/27/rich-indie-writer

I think the independent route may quickly become more viable for writers than it has been, in practice, for musicians.

RabbyBunnit - 05 Mar 2011 11:30:22 (#7 of 5594)

Cheers. I've posted that link on the GUTalk Books thread [and given you thanks for teh link.]

HerrWalrus - 06 Mar 2011 16:45:06 (#8 of 5594)

How is this all affecting bookstores?

levelgaze - 06 Mar 2011 17:09:44 (#9 of 5594)

Am I right in thinking that other people's underlining (highlights) appear in one's own copy of a Kindle book? It's the only explanation I can think of for why occasional passages are so underlined, but not by me.

saskia - 06 Mar 2011 17:26:44 (#10 of 5594)

Yes, you can see how many people have underlined a passage. Somewhere it says the no of people.

Smollett - 06 Mar 2011 17:34:32 (#11 of 5594)

Isn't that as annoying as taking out a library book and finding that a previous borrower has scrawled all over it?

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saskia - 06 Mar 2011 18:24:37 (#13 of 5594)

Yes, Smollett it is, and also it records what you highlight, which I dislike. Well, I like keeping my record, but don't want it to be overseen by the kindle.

levelgaze - 06 Mar 2011 18:35:40 (#14 of 5594)

My next question (once I had confirmed that I was not mad) was whether it was optional. I shall see how it can be turned off.

saskia - 06 Mar 2011 19:04:08 (#15 of 5594)

I posted this on the old thread. http://ireaderreview.com/2008/09/23/top-19-amazon-kindle-tips-do-you-get-the-most-out-of-your-kindle/

FleurDuMal - 06 Mar 2011 19:35:00 (#16 of 5594)

I'm pretty sure I'll get a kindle before I go on holiday.

Gotout - 07 Mar 2011 09:00:48 (#17 of 5594)

Can I add a link to a site which has a list of places where you can get cheap or free ebooks?









http://tinyurl.com/24zk33b

TatiaCamilla - 09 Mar 2011 14:56:53 (#18 of 5594)

I think that's just answered the question I came here to ask - since it appears that I actually can afford a Kindle, I wanted to be sure I can do what I wanted, which is fill it with wrist-breaking 19th century (hence out of copyright) novels.

helbel - 09 Mar 2011 15:33:43 (#19 of 5594)

Tatia - yesterday I downloaded Anna Karenina, Kim, Letters of a Woman Homesteader, Madame Bovary, Middlemarch, Puck of Pooks Hill and Vanity Fair from Amazon for precisely 0 pence.

turbodante - 09 Mar 2011 15:35:38 (#20 of 5594)

I've not registered my kindle, but looks like I'm gonna have to if I want to use the collection feature.

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