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Old 11-03-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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How many Kobo books have you bought?

Was the ordering process easy?
Any glitches?
Have you loaded up on free books?
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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Just as easy as on the computer once you've figured out the interface. No problem at all. Just bought one using store creditand loaded some others that were already in my library. Downloads pretty much as quickly as my touch with the advantage of being able to buy "in app" instead of in a browser.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:37 AM   #3
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just loaded some free ones from Kobo and it went smooth, just logged in to my account and "bought" them and the Vox downloaded them straight away.

Loaded a bunch of free ones i found online on using the usb connection and it worked fine
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:54 AM   #4
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Just book two in Game of Thrones so far, on sale for $5. I use gutenberg a lot.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:46 AM   #5
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I've bought 4 for the Vox so far (all kids books). Ordering books is easy...my beef is that they aren't categorized very well, and the search functionality does not really work well. I complained to a higher-up at Kobo about the search - and that I even searched by ISBN for a book that I couldn't find by title (but I found it on the kobo bookstore on my PC, but for some reason couldn't find it on the mobile store...?), and THAT didn't work either! I believe they are aware that their search functionality is not really that advanced (try doesn't work at all) and needs improvement. But, no worries - for now, the selection of Vox books is small, so browsing through them wasn't too onerous...
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:30 AM   #6
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I bought the Stand last night. I have it for kindle, but I think I am ready to move over to the Kobo platform. I really like to see what page I am on in the current chapter.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #7
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I bought the Stand last night. I have it for kindle, but I think I am ready to move over to the Kobo platform. I really like to see what page I am on in the current chapter.
There are magical ways to convert the kindle book into an ePUB. I learned how from Uncle Alf.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:16 AM   #8
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we go to the same places...there's lots more than just Kindle that can be converted! Plugins for Calibre are awesome!
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I love the fact I can buy with my paypal account. Odd that it is on the site proper but not in the app as an option. Deadly too!
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I've bought 4 for the Vox so far (all kids books).
Pokee, you may want to take a look at the kids section of the online Calgary Public Library. There are some resources there that you do not need a library card to use. I took a look and they are terrific on the Vox.

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/a...umblebooks.asp
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Pokee, you may want to take a look at the kids section of the online Calgary Public Library. There are some resources there that you do not need a library card to use. I took a look and they are terrific on the Vox.

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/a...umblebooks.asp
Thanks Taming...I can get Tumblebooks through my local library, too - but I thought you needed a special reading app for these books (Tumblepad 2.0) and they are only readable online or downloadable for use with Tumblepad on your PC? How did you get some to work on your Vox?

Incidentally, the BC Online Library completely sucks compared to the Calgary Library - especially for kids picture books. For example, when you see how many books there are in the kids fiction category in Calgary compared to BC - it's double! To make matters worse, most of the books in the BC Online Library for kids are YA Novels or Chapter Books - hardly any picture books! And the picture books I could find were Disney books and only good on the PC or MAC. And if you look in the kids fiction category on the Calgary Online Library, it's mostly young kids picture books. So, not only does BC have a crappy selection, that's what the ENTIRE province needs to use, not just one CITY! WTF?!

There's our high provincial tax dollars put to good use...

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