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Old 10-28-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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Trying to make a decision about buying Sony Reader

This is my first posting. I want to buy an ereader because I travel a lot and I am getting tired of lugging books. I want to know if I can convert ebooks from libraries, etc. to the ereader. I am sure the answer has already been posted - but I will need specific instructions, if it can be done. Thank you.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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Most libraries use PDF. And the Sony will not handle DRM protected PDF. Neither will the Cybook Gen3. The Iliad will handle PDF if it's only password protected.
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I want to know if I can convert ebooks from libraries, etc. to the ereader. I am sure the answer has already been posted - but I will need specific instructions, if it can be done. Thank you.
There are several ways of how to get reading material without digitizing them:
1. Buy books in electronic format from Sony at ebooks.connect.com
They have many thousand titles. The books are expensive. Sometimes as expensive as a hardback edition
2. buy ebooks from other sellers - like www.baen.com
3. buy ebooks from harlequin. They are preparing to "go digital" Please search this forum for "harlequin"
4. download books for free from project gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org They have many thousand books. Most of those books are older than 70 years
5. download free ebooks from internet. There are many sources. For example Cory Doctorow makes his excellent books available for download.
6. DOWNLOAD BOOKS FROM THIS SITE. Just click on the E-Books at the top pt this page ;-) There are almost Two thousand books available and formated for Reader.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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Thank you for your answers. I decided to go ahead and buy the Sony 505. Sony had a great deal - it was $200.00 plus $100 in credit that I can use to buy books.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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$200? Where
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:11 PM   #6
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I think Linda meant 300$, with 100$ worth of ebooks included...
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:42 PM   #7
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Yes, it was from Sony connect and the reader was 200 and there was a 100 credit.
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