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Old 02-11-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Hi from the UK

Hi all

I have been a member of this forum for a couple of weeks or so now, and thought it was about time to introduce myself. I have been a Kindle owner since Christmas Day, and loving every moment of it so far (haven't picked up a paper book since).

I used to be the proud owner of a Franklin eBook Reader, and since leaving it on the train one day, have lamented the lack of a decent reader. Glad to have rejoined the ranks, and thanks to those that have already helped out a newbie!

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
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I haven't bought a paper book that was available as an ebook since 2003. Of course, the selection was pretty sparse back then, but I remember when I used to carry two books everywhere and some days I couldn't resist taking a couple more. It was a hassle to carry a tree around with me everywhere. Now I have a library bigger than my physical library and the entire thing fits on a card the size of my fingernail. I call it "leave no book behind".

I do miss book collecting at library sales and the like, but there are new opportunities to make finds, both with old books at the gutenberg press, google books and with new indie authors.

Welcome to mobileread.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:29 PM   #4
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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I do miss book collecting at library sales and the like, but there are new opportunities to make finds, both with old books at the gutenberg press, google books and with new indie authors.

Welcome to mobileread.
Thanks for the welcome guys. I'm really with you on the book searching at sales and the like - we have a whole village here in the UK called Hay-on-Wye which is dedicated almost exclusively to second-hand book shops (and they hold yearly literary festivals - the place even has a self-appointed "King of Hay-on-Wye"). One of my favourite short holidays was to spend time there just rummaging through thousands and thousands of forgotten books, usually with a list of books I was trying to find - a really fun treasure hunt. Guess those days are over now

Still, must keep up with the times

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:52 PM   #6
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:15 AM   #7
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Good to have your company, Pete. Happy Kindling and best wishes. Neil

Seems you're in good company. Figures released this week show ebook-reader ownership doubled in the UK over Christmas to some 6,000,000 devices now in use there. N
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:47 AM   #8
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:49 AM   #9
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Probably has a lot do do with the TV advertising campaign, which is the first time this has been seen over here.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:34 AM   #10
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:00 AM   #11
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #12
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Hello Pete

I'm in London. What a lovely Christmas present - glad you're enjoying your kindle. You can still rummage at Hay-on-Wye, can't you? Just don't buy anything!

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Old 02-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #13
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:34 AM   #14
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:35 AM   #15
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What a lovely Christmas present - glad you're enjoying your kindle. You can still rummage at Hay-on-Wye, can't you? Just don't buy anything!
Actually, it was an early Birthday present, as my b'day is a couple of days later, but it was glad to get my hands on it early . Guess you are right about Hay, but I have a big pile of unread paper books in my bedside table, and don't want to add to it if I can help it...

Thanks everyone for the welcomes - good to see the Kindle magic is global!
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