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Old 11-17-2010, 04:44 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by bobsi18 View Post
- no support for epub books (which is what my entire library is currently in, but I use Calibre and do know how to convert books etc, I just wonder if this will continue to be a pain, particularly if libraries start to work with epub)
It's only an issue if you have a need to read ePub books (obviously). Every book that's available as ePub is also available in Kindle format.

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- not a touch screen (I'm so used to my iphone now!)
True but irrelevant.

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- unable to expand the storage (can't decide if this is an issue or not?)
Not an issue. The Kindle can store 3000+ normal-size eBooks. This should be sufficient for most people.

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- I haven't found any reviews or discussions about the menu system on the Kindle - can you search for a certain book? Does it order books by author or title or both? Can you group books by series? Can you mark a book off as "read"?
1. Yes, you can search, and this will return matches on authors, titles, and text within a book.

2. You can order by author or title.

3. No ordering by series, but you can have "Collections". These are tags, so you can have a collection for each series if you wish.

4. You could add a "Read" collection, and put a book in that collection once you've finished it. Alternatively, you could simply delete the book.

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- Does anyone have the cover with the light in it? Does it add a lot to the overall weight? Would you recommend it (when travelling, I'm often in poor light, not an issue with the iphone, but I imagine it will be an issue with e-ink)?
The lighted cover works beautifully. I love it.

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- Do you find the buttons for turning a page convenient? Is it very noisy?
It works fine. Not "noisy" in the least.
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