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Old 02-24-2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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A Huge Thank You

On February 9, I came here following a link in one of the K2 announcement blogs. After having followed the Kindle since its original announcement, I thought I knew a lot about it. I now know how little I actually knew. Silly me thought I had to get all my content from Amazon, for example.

My new K2 has arrived, and I'm so happy to say that she is now loaded with 6 books, none of which are from Amazon. No, I'm not anti-Amazon, I'm pro-pocketbook. The more I can find from libraries and other sources in my top-tier of books, the less I'll spend, making the K2 even more of a great investment.

I've successfully checked out, downloaded and converted 2 library books, the free content guides from here and feedbooks, a free book from here and a .pdf book from Oprah. I've created the PID, worked books through calibre and mobipocket, and corrected titles with mobi2mobi.

I cannot begin to thank all those who have created and updated the relevant Wikis, Kovid for all his work with Calibre, the other programmers who have created the scripts and proggies, the hosting team and all the very knowledgeable members here who have enabled this geek-lite to figure out how to do all this and unlock the power of the K2.

After all this, purchasing a book from Amazon will be anticlimactic! But I am looking forward to my first previews and purchase nonetheless.

Oh yes, by the way, I LOVE this new K2! It's so comfortable in my hands. The stick mouse is very comfortable to me (I've used an IBM/Lenovo laptop for about 10 years, so that's nothing new). The menus and commands are making sense fairly quickly. It's forgiving while I experiment around with learning it. Having read the user guide in advance helped, but it's still very intuitive for whatever logic I possess.

So now it's time to get OFF the boards for a bit and enjoy this wonderful new toy and actually do some reading! Thank you all! ::
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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Couldn't agree more!

I'm throwing my thanks into the mix, too. I'm relatively new to the ereading world (read my first ebook on a Sony 505 about two months ago). I purchase a PRS-700 and am selling that while I await for my Kindle to arrive (today!). The advice that I've received from this forum is invaluable and I'm so happy to have found this place. It's truly helped to expand my ereading horizons and become much more educated.

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Old 02-25-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I expect we'll see many new members over the coming months with the K2 and some of the other devices expected in the next few months. I don't post as frequently as some folks on this site, but I've found it to be one of the best forums on the internet. A nice diverse population of people and opinions and it always remains civil. Truly a great site and community.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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I'm with you on the big thanks to all the info here. I just signed up today and I've learned a ton already. I don't even have a reader yet (eyeballing the Kindle 2) and so many questions have been answered by reading the posts. Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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I want to give my thanks as well. Just joined today and i'm already hooked up with downloading free books from MobileRead on my kindle!

Thanks!
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