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Old 07-25-2010, 12:41 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Fly_Hyer View Post
Thanks banjobama and ATDrake for your recommendations. It looks like 2+ for the nook so far.

Both the Kindle and the nook seem like very similar devices to me. My initial reluctance to both of them vs. the Sony was the idea that I could have access to tons of the classics at the 'free' price point with the Sony. I was amazed when I was using the Sony PRS-600 with Calibre at how easy it was to download many of the classics for free and place them on the 600. Are the Kindle and the nook able to do this too? For some reason I have been thinking that they both were more of a 'closed' system but maybe I need to research them more closely. Do they both (nook and Kindle) play nice with Calibre? Only the nook supports epub? I did sign up for the free classics at B&N just in case that is the way I go. Thanks again!
If you're interested in the public domain books, you would be fine with either the Nook or the Kindle. Most of those books are available from multiple websites for free in a variety of formats -- one of my favorites is Manybooks.net. I've just gotten a new Kindle 2 because they showed up refurbished at $109.99, which is a pretty amazing price. I'm liking it a lot. I use calibre to manage all of my e-books, and that would work fine for you, too, if you stick to non-DRM books. Calibre plays nice with both of them, although remember with the Nook that your books will show up under "My Documents" and not in your Library when you load thru the USB port. Good luck with whichever you choose!
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