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Old 07-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #111
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HAHAHAHAHA!!!! You can join my Kindle Killer Klub. Doesn't sound like you actually murdered yours though, just a little damage.
At first I thought that small gap by the power button was an air vent I hadn't noticed, then when it started getting bigger I noticed it was coming unsnapped. Apparently from me sitting down with it in my back pocket. oops.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:39 PM   #112
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I just changed a book I had on my pc from pdf to txt and sent it to my Kindle email. It then transferred to my Kindle in Kindle format. Just like it said it would. The only glitch being that it has my email addy listed next to the book's title where the author usually is. Pretty cool though.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:18 AM   #113
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I just changed a book I had on my pc from pdf to txt and sent it to my Kindle email. It then transferred to my Kindle in Kindle format. Just like it said it would. The only glitch being that it has my email addy listed next to the book's title where the author usually is. Pretty cool though.
Way cool...I have several e-books on my computer that I downloaded from Gutenberg Project.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:08 PM   #114
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hey, anyone else think we're getting ripped off on the ebooks, selling for 12.99 on average for recent/current publications? right now i am especially irate about the shameless lack of editing i'm encountering in ebooks for which i am paying good money. never in my history of reading books had i seen such rampant and outrageous misspellings and typos as now in the ebooks. and they are so severe as to obscure the intended meanings of entire sentences. reading a book such as wally lamb's she's come undone became a difficult and frustrating chore for me. repeatedly i had to stop and try to decipher a phrase here, a word there. from page 300 on, there had to have been at least two or three dozen misspellings. that sort of carelessness and sloppy editing practices interferes with reading comprehension and pleasure. book dealers point to the publishers, ducking responsibility for the content of the books they are selling to the public.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:26 PM   #115
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I get a lot of stuff either for free or 99. I think you should also check on your library's selection of eBooks.

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Old 07-15-2011, 06:51 AM   #116
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Vit, I am surprised that the e-books aren't quite a bit less money. And yes, the couple I have downloaded have lots of typos and wrong words. I was wondering how the book could have been published with those kinds of mistakes. I didn't realize that they may have occurred during transfer. It's like they need proof read again.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:18 AM   #117
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Vit, I am surprised that the e-books aren't quite a bit less money. And yes, the couple I have downloaded have lots of typos and wrong words. I was wondering how the book could have been published with those kinds of mistakes. I didn't realize that they may have occurred during transfer. It's like they need proof read again.
and spell check will only take you so far - in matters of content and context spell check is useless....
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:26 AM   #118
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Most of the books I buy are no more than $5. I did across one book that had horrible editing. I wrote to Amazon, where I bought the book. They offered to refund the price of the purchase. I declined because I was still able to read it, but I really just wanted to let them know there was an issue. They asked if I would send examples and they in turn sent those to the publisher.
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most of the books i buy are under ten dollars and free. i'll put up with terrible or nonexistent editing when the books are free or inexpensive. i have much less tolerance for typos and wrong words however when i'm spending $10-$15 for an ebook. and i wonder what exactly we are paying these higher prices for, when the paperback version often sells for less than the ebook. convenience? instant gratification? what? just one more complaint and i'll be quiet. promise. recently i bought a betty white ebook for my mom. it cost $12.99 and consisted of only 76 pages. now i know that we don't buy books by the page or the pound either, but come on....
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:47 PM   #120
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continual problems with downloading ebooks to my nook, and so far it only happens with the free ones. the problem is referred back to the book publisher who may or may not eventually rectify the problem....
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