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Old 02-07-2010, 07:08 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by azzywazzy View Post

I'd like to be able to:
  • Scan in some of my own books

    I found a thread with some information..
    Have you EVER wanted to scan that old book?

  • Be able to read pdfs on my ereader (I knit a lot, and it would be brilliant to be able to tote knitting patterns around so I can read and knit at the same time )
  • Be able to annotate (I read a lot of German language books and it's handy to be able to make notes on unusual translations etc

    MR Wiki for both of the above in the
    E-book Reader Matrix

  • Understand all the different ebook formats and what's good/bad about each one...

    Also in the MR Wiki in E-book formats
For formatting you can explore using Calibre and Kovid, the creator, frequents the forums here. We even have a dedicated Calibre forum.

I think one of the first things to figure out is what you will be using it for the most.
Older books, Public Domain books, best sellers, library books....

It's all very much a personal decision when getting a device. No device is perfect, but there are those that come very close to doing what we need / use the most. I was lucky in my gift of a Sony 505. It fits me perfectly.


I hope this helps to get you started on your decision making process.
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