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Standard User RiffRaff
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Oct-12 20:48:37
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Kobo or Kindle


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Which one and why.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 09-Oct-12 20:54:51
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Re: Kobo or Kindle


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Kobo. I got WH Smith gift tokens. smile

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 09-Oct-12 23:01:16
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Re: Kobo or Kindle


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Kobo, because there many more sites you can get the books and not stuck with one company.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 10-Oct-12 09:51:44
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Re: Kobo or Kindle


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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
... not stuck with one company.
Not true- the Mobi format is available from many sites, mostly free.

Amazon gives a list of most of them, including its own library of free books.

After Amazon's own, Project Gutenburg is probably the best one, imho.

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Standard User tonym
(member) Wed 10-Oct-12 18:19:19
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In reply to a post by billford:
In reply to a post by zyborg47:
... not stuck with one company.
Not true- the Mobi format is available from many sites, mostly free.

Amazon gives a list of most of them, including its own library of free books.

After Amazon's own, Project Gutenburg is probably the best one, imho.


You can also convert the format from and to the Mobi format using the free application "Calibre" available from:
http://calibre-ebook.com/about

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(moderator) Wed 10-Oct-12 20:08:04
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Yes, I know about Calibre... I wouldn't be without it smile

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 11-Oct-12 21:43:00
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Re: Kobo or Kindle


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In reply to a post by billford:
In reply to a post by zyborg47:
... not stuck with one company.
Not true- the Mobi format is available from many sites, mostly free.

Amazon gives a list of most of them, including its own library of free books.

After Amazon's own, Project Gutenburg is probably the best one, imho.


Still controlled by amazon, i bet any book that is published using the Mobi format have to go through amazon first.

do Amazon do with their books what they are doing with their MP3 downloads now and keep them on their cloud because they think we are too thick to make a back up?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 11-Oct-12 22:48:15
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Re: Kobo or Kindle


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i bet any book that is published using the Mobi format have to go through amazon first.
You lose! Those other sites have nothing to do with Amazon & MOBI is an eBook format developed by Mobipocket; .AZW is Amazon's format.

Yes, Amazon do auto store the books you buy from them, only, on their sites.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Thu 11-Oct-12 23:46:50
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do Amazon do with their books what they are doing with their MP3 downloads now and keep them on their cloud
Yes, they do.
because they think we are too thick to make a back up?
Again (more or less) yes, because most people don't keep backups.


edit- it also makes it much easier to transfer your purchases to a new Kindle if the old one dies for any reason (or the owner simply updates to a newer one). A backup won't help in those circumstances as the files are registered to a specific machine.

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Edited by billford (Thu 11-Oct-12 23:50:01)

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 12-Oct-12 07:19:08
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In reply to a post by billford:
In reply to a post by zyborg47:
do Amazon do with their books what they are doing with their MP3 downloads now and keep them on their cloud
Yes, they do.
because they think we are too thick to make a back up?
Again (more or less) yes, because most people don't keep backups.


edit- it also makes it much easier to transfer your purchases to a new Kindle if the old one dies for any reason (or the owner simply updates to a newer one). A backup won't help in those circumstances as the files are registered to a specific machine.


i always make back ups, my books are stored on Sd card and my music is stored on 3 different devices.

TBH, i think Kobo does things the same way, in that you can download to another device, but I don't think they got a cloud like amazon do.

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