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Old 12-31-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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I've just joined as I have already found so much valuable information on this site about where to purchase ebooks (cheaply) and which ebook to buy. I've just ordered the cybook and I can't wait for it to arrive.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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Hi Liss and welcome to the Forum. You might want to send that Cybook back without opening it. Because once you do, you'll get addicted like the rest of us eBook junkies.
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Hi Liss and welcome to the Forum. You might want to send that Cybook back without opening it. Because once you do, you'll get addicted like the rest of us eBook junkies.
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:06 AM   #4
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Hi Liss, I have just discovered e books and am studying hard to work out which e book would be the best to buy not only in function but also in buying e books in Oz, what made you decide on yours I have been tossing over the sony prs 505 and the iliad from Dymocks, feel free anyone else to give me some tips too please.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:53 PM   #5
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I wasn't really sure which one to get either. From my reading I gather the cybook is the best (and value for money) if you just want to read. The iliad lets you take notes etc. which I wouldn't use anyway.

I've started a wishlist at books on board (an American site) and I'll mainly order from there - seems to be good prices and a huge variety. Some of the books I found on books on board aren't available at Dymocks yet and there was a fair price difference. (It also shows the price in AU$ which is handy for us.

Hope I've made the right decision I'm still waiting for it.

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Hope I've made the right decision I'm still waiting for it.

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Congrats... and welcome to the forum. I am sure the CyBook will be right for you and you will love it.

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...Some of the books I found on books on board aren't available at Dymocks yet and there was a fair price difference.
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HA! TAKE THAT DYMOCKS! (I'm not a fan of them, Liss, can you tell? )

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You'll love it. You've made the right decision because you did your research and picked the one you thought best for you. To be honest, if I had my time again I'd probably have the Cybook over the Iliad (the Iliad's great, but I just don't use it to its full extent as I thought I would).

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I've just joined as I have already found so much valuable information on this site about where to purchase ebooks (cheaply) and which ebook to buy. I've just ordered the cybook and I can't wait for it to arrive.
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It's nice to have another Aussie on board, and you will have loads of fun with
with your reader, and with MR.
Welcome.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:19 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Being a newbie in Oz I was just wondering where you all buy your ebooks from. Is Books on Board the best place for me to shop or have you got any other suggestions.

Montsnmags seeing as you don't shop at Dymocks Where do you get your books? I have seen copyright info. on some sites suggesting that we aren't able to purchase from Australia - I'm assuming that we can anyway????
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Montsnmags seeing as you don't shop at Dymocks Where do you get your books? I have seen copyright info. on some sites suggesting that we aren't able to purchase from Australia - I'm assuming that we can anyway????
As you say, Books On Board, and also Fictionwise, though as I've been on a "public domain" binge, I've mostly been getting my free books from Mobileread. If you're at all into Science Fiction and Fantasy, I know Baen Books gets a lot of raps here.

As for country-of-residence limitations, this has been discussed here, when Books On Board started asking the question. It appears that simply changing your country of residence (not literally...unless you consider it sufficient cause ) may get around the limitation on any books so restricted (or, from one post I saw, there may just be a warning at checkout?). Anyway, you can see the relevant threads here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33842
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31648
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31722

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #11
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Thanks montsnmags - much appreciated.
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