Amazon, Apple, Sony...
May be of interest
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
Link is now working but doesn't say much more than my summary - still good news for ebook buyers
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.
Have we all seen this?
I think the independent route may quickly become more viable for writers than it has been, in practice, for musicians.
Cheers. I've posted that link on the GUTalk Books thread [and given you thanks for teh link.]
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.
Yes, you can see how many people have underlined a passage. Somewhere it says the no of people.
Isn't that as annoying as taking out a library book and finding that a previous borrower has scrawled all over it?
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.
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.
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/
I'm pretty sure I'll get a kindle before I go on holiday.
Can I add a link to a site which has a list of places where you can get cheap or free ebooks?
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.
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.