|08-17-2009, 05:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
I want to buy a kindle for college..but...
I looked on the kindle store and they did not have any of my books, so i was wondering if i could purchase my books as ebooks and upload them onto a kindle?
|08-17-2009, 05:10 PM||#2|
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
If you want it for textbooks, then don't buy the Kindle. The page turn is too slow, the interface too sloppy, and the features too limited.
The best thing for textbooks is a laptop.
|08-17-2009, 05:14 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas, USA
Device: Kindle; Sony PRS 505; Blackberry 8700C
Hello Phillyboy -- welcome to MobileRead. When you say "any of my books", do you mean that you don't find any of the textbooks that you have been assigned? It's possible that is indeed the case. Textbooks generally have small print runs to begin with, and until recently, you wouldn't see much (if any) discussion about using eBooks and their readers in a classroom setting.
Tulane Univ. has announced they are increasing the number of textbook titles available in digital format.
There's a discussion about Tulane's announcement in this thread.
If you find the assigned texts as eBooks, then it might be possible to read them on the Kindle.
One thing I would suggest is discussing the possibility of eBooks with your university. See if they have a program or may be interested in starting a pilot program.
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