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RE: eReaders - 9/6/2011 3:54:23 PM   
keithyt1999


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Honestly? I'd never read it before but I am finding it pretty easy to get into due to its familiarity.

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RE: eReaders - 9/6/2011 4:23:31 PM   
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Rob, you've got a PM

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RE: eReaders - 9/6/2011 4:36:53 PM   
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Thanks buddy!

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RE: eReaders - 10/6/2011 10:45:15 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: keithyt1999

Honestly? I'd never read it beforebut I amfinding it pretty easy to get into due toitsfamiliarity.


Got to about 18% and binned it. I just found it really tedious once it moved away from the castle.

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RE: eReaders - 10/6/2011 3:45:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief


quote:

ORIGINAL: keithyt1999

Honestly? I'd never read it before but I am finding it pretty easy to get into due to its familiarity.


Got to about 18% and binned it. I just found it really tedious once it moved away from the castle.


I agree. I gave up on it becaise all the letters from the girlfriend talking about how many men wanted to court her and what she'd been learning just bored me senseless.


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RE: eReaders - 13/6/2011 11:41:22 AM   
Chief


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Exactly where I chucked it.

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RE: eReaders - 14/6/2011 11:58:19 AM   
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I'm not sure how you navigate to this "chart" as I can't seem to find it again when clicking through the Kindle store options but I stumbled across this "Movers and Shakers" list.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/digital-text/ref=zg_bsms_tab

I thought this might be a handy tool to help spot when certain higher profile books are at a reduced price. I'm guessing their percentage sales go up significantly when that happens...

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RE: eReaders - 14/6/2011 4:40:44 PM   
doubtlesswonder


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quote:

ORIGINAL: keithyt1999

I'm not sure how you navigate to this "chart" as I can't seem to find it again when clicking through the Kindle store options but I stumbled across this "Movers and Shakers" list.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/movers-and-shakers/digital-text/ref=zg_bsms_tab

I thought this might be a handy tool to help spot when certain higher profile books are at a reduced price. I'm guessing their percentage sales go up significantly when that happens...


Ooh, that's cool. Thanks for that!

In a similar vein, I signed up for this website: http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk/

They send regular emails with details of free books for the Kindle. It's mostly self-help books and stuff like that, but I've found a few books that sounds interesting that I never would've found otherwise (plus, they're free, so if they suck it didn't cost me anything) and I got The Life of Pi for free after it was included on one of the emails.


< Message edited by doubtlesswonder -- 23/6/2011 6:19:38 PM >


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RE: eReaders - 17/7/2011 5:56:14 PM   
doubtlesswonder


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I just started reading A Game of Thrones on my Kindle and it's the first book I've read on it. I've noticed a few little spelling and grammar errors, which kind of bug me a bit because they sort of take me out of the story for a moment. Has anyone else noticed this in any of their Kindle books?


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RE: eReaders - 17/7/2011 6:25:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

I just started reading A Game of Thrones on my Kindle and it's the first book I've read on it. I've noticed a few little spelling and grammar errors, which kind of bug me a bit because they sort of take me out of the story for a moment. Has anyone else noticed this in any of their Kindle books?



I've noticed it too, doubtlesswonder, but only with the Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. I've also read Dracula, Lies of Locke Lamora and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on mine and they were all fine.


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RE: eReaders - 18/7/2011 1:32:41 AM   
doubtlesswonder


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quote:

ORIGINAL: bobatim

quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

I just started reading A Game of Thrones on my Kindle and it's the first book I've read on it. I've noticed a few little spelling and grammar errors, which kind of bug me a bit because they sort of take me out of the story for a moment. Has anyone else noticed this in any of their Kindle books?



I've noticed it too, doubtlesswonder, but only with the Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. I've also read Dracula, Lies of Locke Lamora and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on mine and they were all fine.



It's not often, but every now and then there's a random comma in the middle of a sentence or a word is spelt wrong and it bugs me a little. The worst culprit is that I keep seeing Thome instead of Thorne. Glad to hear you've only noticed it with two books, though. Since it's two books from the same series, I guess it's a fault with the editors or publishers or something.


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RE: eReaders - 24/7/2011 1:57:18 PM   
Super Hans


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My wife started a new job a couple of weeks back and through luck of timing, she as effectively ended up getting paid for 2 full months of work (last one from her old job, first one at her new one) and being the beautiful, generous soul that she is, surprised me with a Kindle as a pressie! Literally just got it charged up, connected to the wifi and ready to go.

Due to having a holiday to save for, I may have to hammer the free and cheap books for now but the novelty factor might help me get through some of the classics I've never read but probably should have!

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RE: eReaders - 25/7/2011 2:10:07 PM   
Chief


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quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

quote:

ORIGINAL: bobatim

quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

I just started reading A Game of Throneson my Kindle and it's the first book I've read on it. I've noticed a few little spelling and grammar errors, which kind of bug me a bit because they sort of take me out of the story for a moment. Has anyone else noticed this in any of their Kindle books?



I've noticed it too, doubtlesswonder, but only with the Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. I've also read Dracula, Lies of Locke Lamora and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on mine and they were all fine.



It's not often, but every now and then there's a random comma in the middle of a sentence or a word is spelt wrong and it bugs me a little. The worst culprit is that I keep seeing Thome instead of Thorne. Glad to hear you've only noticed it with two books, though. Since it's two books from the same series, I guess it's a fault with the editors or publishers or something.



I posted the exact same thing in the Game of Thrones thread! I think it's a case of the hard copy getting scanned in rather than typed again as most of the errors are kind of visually similar - case in point the 'rn' in Thorne looking like an 'm'.

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RE: eReaders - 25/7/2011 7:50:17 PM   
doubtlesswonder


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief


quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

quote:

ORIGINAL: bobatim

quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

I just started reading A Game of Thrones on my Kindle and it's the first book I've read on it. I've noticed a few little spelling and grammar errors, which kind of bug me a bit because they sort of take me out of the story for a moment. Has anyone else noticed this in any of their Kindle books?



I've noticed it too, doubtlesswonder, but only with the Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. I've also read Dracula, Lies of Locke Lamora and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on mine and they were all fine.



It's not often, but every now and then there's a random comma in the middle of a sentence or a word is spelt wrong and it bugs me a little. The worst culprit is that I keep seeing Thome instead of Thorne. Glad to hear you've only noticed it with two books, though. Since it's two books from the same series, I guess it's a fault with the editors or publishers or something.



I posted the exact same thing in the Game of Thrones thread! I think it's a case of the hard copy getting scanned in rather than typed again as most of the errors are kind of visually similar - case in point the 'rn' in Thorne looking like an 'm'.


That's what I thought. It's just silly little spelling mistakes and commas and capital letters in random places.


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RE: eReaders - 2/8/2011 12:41:36 AM   
doubtlesswonder


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Just out of curiosity, has anyone tried taking something they've downloaded off of one Kindle and putting it on another?

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RE: eReaders - 2/8/2011 9:06:24 AM   
sharkboy


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Are you talking about books you've bought from Amazon or, ahem, acquired elsewhere?  If its the former then you have to register the other kindle against your account, then you can just do it all through your MyKindle page on Amazon (there are other ways, but not for open discussion on the forum - PM is fine though ).

If there are no DRM issues, then install Calibre, plug in the first Kindle to set up your library then simply plug in the second to transfer the books across

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RE: eReaders - 2/8/2011 7:37:23 PM   
doubtlesswonder


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PM sent 

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RE: eReaders - 30/8/2011 2:50:49 PM   
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My Kindle has died. It is stuck on the screensaver and literally won't do a thing :(


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RE: eReaders - 30/8/2011 3:58:50 PM   
Chief


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Ouch. Is there a reset button?

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RE: eReaders - 30/8/2011 4:36:10 PM   
MBeard


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

Ouch. Is there a reset button?


Nope. I've seen recommendations to hold the reset button for up to 30 seconds but no luck at the moment. I've got it charging now so will see if that helps it.


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RE: eReaders - 31/8/2011 3:58:17 PM   
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I once had the same problem with my Kindle.  Apparently this can happen if your battery is pretty much exhausted.  Try plugging your Kindle in before you take it out of sleep mode.  Alternatively, if you hold the power button for about 15 seconds it should reboot.  If it doesn't work the first time try it again (look for the green light when you slide the switch!) and keep holding until the screen flashes and the reboot screen comes on (it's the Amazon logo with the tree below it and a progress bar at the bottom of the screen).  Once the window flashes white, plug in the charger and let it charge for a couple of hours. 

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RE: eReaders - 2/9/2011 12:16:12 PM   
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So yesterday I phoned Kindle Support who deemed the Kindle indeed to be f*cked.

So now, it's 24 hours later and I have a replacement in my hand. You can't fault that for service!


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RE: eReaders - 17/9/2011 11:32:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

I just started reading A Game of Throneson my Kindle and it's the first book I've read on it. I've noticed a few little spelling and grammar errors, which kind of bug me a bit because they sort of take me out of the story for a moment. Has anyone else noticed this in any of their Kindle books?



I was one of the fortunate few who managed to grab a copy of Neal Stephensons Reamde about a month ago, when someone at Amazon set it to available, rather than available to pre-order. [it's "officially" released on Monday]. Within the first 50 pages there were multiple typos [that weren't plot related], broken tables etc, etc.

Contacted Amazon, with an email showing the errors [I highlighted them all, shared them via my Kindle account, and sent Amazon the link] and after about a day they:


  • Sent me an email apologizing.
  • Agreed to refund the cost of the eBook.
  • Agreed to credit 5 to my Amazon account.
  • Agreed to send me a free replacement copy of the eBook.


Which seems more than fair. To ensure Stephenson gets some of my money [I'm a big, big fan] I've ordered a hardcover copy of the book.

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RE: eReaders - 17/9/2011 6:27:19 PM   
doubtlesswonder


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quote:

ORIGINAL: HIroProtagonist


quote:

ORIGINAL: doubtlesswonder

I just started reading A Game of Thrones on my Kindle and it's the first book I've read on it. I've noticed a few little spelling and grammar errors, which kind of bug me a bit because they sort of take me out of the story for a moment. Has anyone else noticed this in any of their Kindle books?



I was one of the fortunate few who managed to grab a copy of Neal Stephensons Reamde about a month ago, when someone at Amazon set it to available, rather than available to pre-order. [it's "officially" released on Monday]. Within the first 50 pages there were multiple typos [that weren't plot related], broken tables etc, etc.

Contacted Amazon, with an email showing the errors [I highlighted them all, shared them via my Kindle account, and sent Amazon the link] and after about a day they:
  • Sent me an email apologizing.
  • Agreed to refund the cost of the eBook.
  • Agreed to credit 5 to my Amazon account.
  • Agreed to send me a free replacement copy of the eBook.


Which seems more than fair. To ensure Stephenson gets some of my money [I'm a big, big fan] I've ordered a hardcover copy of the book.


Bloody hell, that's good of them! Maybe I'll try that!


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RE: eReaders - 4/10/2011 12:47:58 PM   
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So, what do people think of the new range of Kindles that should be coming our way soon?  In addition to the 89 Kindle that's already been released here, Amazon have 3 new models lined up for a Stateside launch next month - 2 touchscreen Kindles and the Kindle Fire, their entry into the colour media tablet market.  Apparently its unlikely that they'll see the light of day over here until after xmas, but they're crazy good value in the US, with the Fire going for a mere $199.  No doubt when it makes it here it'll be a straight dollar to pound pricing with the UK consumers being shafted again.

Here's the Fire:



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RE: eReaders - 4/10/2011 1:18:02 PM   
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As I don't have a tablet, I will definitely be checking out the specs of the Fire in more detail when it is released and seeing if it can do enough for me as a tablet.

I have a phone, a camera, an eReader, a PSP, a Playstation 3 and a laptop. So there is a lot of functionality that I really don't need that the iPad and other tablets have, but you are obviously paying for. So as a machine to browse the web, play films, read magazines and books this might work for me.

I'd definitely like to check it out when it is released, as I have a couple of minor reservations (like can it really be used as a reader or is the screen too shiny and if I can't then use it so much on the bus/outside, etc. is the portability of the 7" screen not an advantage anymore and a limitation on the display size) etc.

But as a device that has got me thinking about a Tablet that is not an iPad, this and the Sony device have me both interested for different reasons.

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RE: eReaders - 4/10/2011 1:23:49 PM   
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When I first got my kindle I was forever touching the screen thinking it was touchscreen

I have an iPad but it is rubbish for reading on in bright sunlight whereas the kindle is superb so it would be really good if they could keep that with the new colour touchscreen but I'm happy with what I have got

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RE: eReaders - 4/10/2011 2:18:46 PM   
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I think the Kindle Fire looks great but I'd imagine it'll be quite a while until we see it over here. Given that the only digital content Amazon currently offers UK consumers is books and music there's a lot of licensing work that needs to be put in place for this to be a success.

Once that's done though it will no doubt be a huge success.

As for the Kindle Touch and the revamped Kindle I think both look great.

I must admit I prefer reading books on the iPad but in sunlight it's utterly useless so I do keep my Kindle (or Kindle keyboard as it's now known) to hand.

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RE: eReaders - 4/10/2011 4:13:40 PM   
Chief


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Love my Kindle but like the sound of the Kindle Fire as well. Movies on the go would be great, just took a fairly bulky mini-DVD player (and discs) to Gran Canaria so I reckon this would be handy for things like that.

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RE: eReaders - 20/10/2011 9:38:05 AM   
Chief


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I had an idea this morning to start up a Kindle loan thread on here but after looking on Amazon I found that it isn't available in the UK.

Curses Amazon, CURSES!!!!

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