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Old 01-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #18
Elfwreck
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Originally Posted by skio View Post
Second me your friend simply needs to start with the free apps for PC of the main retailers - Kindle and Nook.Both very easy to use ,screen size that one of the PC available ,no need of internet conection for the free stuff.
I believe this person doesn't have a PC; he has a solar charger that will recharge a USB-charging device. His friend will bring him new books occasionally on a memory card; the ebook reader won't have access to the internet at all.

So he needs something that's relatively easy to use, is reliable (doesn't glitch out enough to need to call tech support), and allows leisure reading with very little battery use, because many solar chargers are fairly low-powered.

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he visits Smashwords site and with no problem ,even no sign- in needed he downloads a ton of free books in both formats mobi and nook + the PDF version and even ePub format ,when home he decides what wants where to read.
"Nook" is not a format. Nooks read epub format.

And in this case, he wants a fairly specific type of ebook, which Smashwords doesn't have much of, and mostly not for free. Religious and philosophy nonfiction are harder to find. Fortunately, there's a lot of them in the public domain; he just needs someone to help him figure out the best place to get them from, and what formats are available.
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