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Old 06-22-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm a new member and an owner of a Sony PRS 505 so bear with me for all of this is new to me.

I live in Madison Wisconsin, USA and enjoy reading and quilting. Reading eBooks is a whole new experience to me.

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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Welcome quiltingfox. Don't be surprised if you discover that hanging around these forums seriously interferes with your reading and quilting time. This place is addictive.

You'll find lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here ready to help you out with any questions you have. You'll also find lots of free books to start you out.

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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Hi quiltingfox and welcome to MobileRead. You will gets lots of friendly advice here.

I've had a 505 for over a year now and like it a lot.

BTW, lots of lending libraries now lend out eBooks. Check out our WIKI at the top of the page for a list of participating libraries here http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EBook_Lending_Libraries
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:56 PM   #5
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welcome to MobileRead, quiltingfox.

Lots of great books here to download.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:12 PM   #6
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Welcome to MR, quiltingfox. I have the 505 and love it.

Have you looked at all the free ebooks right here on MR? They have been beautifully hand-formatted by the members here. I think they are better formatted than the ones offered for free by Sony.

Just look at the blue bar up on top and click the triangle next to ebooks. On the dropdown menu just click Sony BBeB (LRF) or EPUB (the Sony reads both) and have fun selecting as many as you want.

There is a Deals, Freebies, and Resources section where members list new finds and authors list their books. We have many authors on this site and most very generously offer their work for free to us.

Have fun reading all the threads in the forum and ask questions if you need help. Many of us have been the new one and the members are very helpful here.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:31 PM   #7
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Welcome to ebook reading. Hopefully you can quilt while you read your ebooks. You'll just have to push the next page button instead of holding the book.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:35 PM   #8
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Wow, 7 posts and nobody has asked you what color your Sony 505 is. What color is your Sony 505?

Welcome to the board! We are from Milwaukee but will soon be moving up nort der, hey!
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:50 PM   #9
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Welcome to Mobile Read, quiltingfox!
You came to the right place for informations, and you will even meet a few quilting members too!
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:29 PM   #10
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Welcome to MobileRead, quiltingfox! This is a great place to find answers to any questions you might have about your reader. Don't hesitate to ask!

By the way, we have a thread in the Lounge where many of use have shared some of our crafting projects another where we've shared pictures of our workspaces. As you can see, there are many talented people posting here! Feel free to post pictures of your quilts. We would love to see them.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:26 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum! I *love* my 505- it's the best gift I was ever given (especially considering I didn't want one in the first place). I also love Madison. Two points for you!

Definitely check out the link given for library books-- almost all my books read on my 505 are library books. Or free classics or feedbooks or free from sony site. I love to read Welcome!
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:52 AM   #12
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Hi quiltingfox and welcome to MobileRead. You will gets lots of friendly advice here.

I've had a 505 for over a year now and like it a lot.

BTW, lots of lending libraries now lend out eBooks. Check out our WIKI at the top of the page for a list of participating libraries here http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EBook_Lending_Libraries
How do you "lend" an ebook. I think the library here in Madison lets you read an ebook on line but not download it. (not sure if I have this right). - quiltingfox
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:56 AM   #13
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Welcome to MR, quiltingfox. I have the 505 and love it.

Have you looked at all the free ebooks right here on MR? They have been beautifully hand-formatted by the members here. I think they are better formatted than the ones offered for free by Sony.

Just look at the blue bar up on top and click the triangle next to ebooks. On the dropdown menu just click Sony BBeB (LRF) or EPUB (the Sony reads both) and have fun selecting as many as you want.

There is a Deals, Freebies, and Resources section where members list new finds and authors list their books. We have many authors on this site and most very generously offer their work for free to us.

Have fun reading all the threads in the forum and ask questions if you need help. Many of us have been the new one and the members are very helpful here.
Yes, I've been poking my nose around and have downloaded a few LRF ebooks. This forum has been very helpful. I'll just have to find more time to read the forum posts. Thanks. - quiltingfox
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #14
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Wow, 7 posts and nobody has asked you what color your Sony 505 is. What color is your Sony 505?

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How do you "lend" an ebook. I think the library here in Madison lets you read an ebook on line but not download it. (not sure if I have this right). - quiltingfox
My lending libraries use a system called Overdrive, and use Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) for DRM'd library eBooks. Libraries have a limited number of eBook copies to lend out.

The eBooks can be downloaded to your PC then copied to your eBook reader. They usually expire in 3 weeks, but you can return it to the library earlier to free it up for another borrower.

A book that I want, but the maximum is already being lent out, can be put on hold and I will be notified when it is available.

Depending on your library, different formats can be downloaded. For my Sony PRS-505 and PRS-700 the formats are usually PDF or ePUB.

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