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Old 08-27-2009, 01:09 PM   #16
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you should write them and suggest it.

I have

Perhaps other members could also mention the same about http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/reader-ebo...k/5/subblock/1

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Old 08-27-2009, 01:45 PM   #17
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I joined Essex library, using online registration, I live in the UK, but not Essex I downloaded my first book five minutes later.

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Old 08-27-2009, 02:05 PM   #18
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I joined Essex library, using online registration, I live in the UK, but not Essex I downloaded my first book five minutes later.

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When joining, why does it ask me for my ethnic origin ??

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Old 08-27-2009, 02:39 PM   #19
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Maybe they have their software run by Microsoft?
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #20
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So, the current cheapest is WHSmiths then. Hmm, no John Lewis (though I haven't seen any red 600s for preorder anyway, could they be doing the same red-exclusivity?)
Thats actually a really nice price from whsmiths, basically matching the american pricing once you take into account vat. Here's hoping its not a mistake and that as a consequence their sales are huge.
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Seems to be standard practice these days. I usually frustrate the process by insisting that I'm English - this ethnic category is most often missing!
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:02 PM   #22
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"The market leader at present is the Sony ereader, which supports PDF, and when the Kindle is launched in the UK this autumn it will also support PDF format. These are the two biggest sellers worldwide and this has influenced our choice of format."

When they (U.K. libraries) state ..."when the Kindle is launched in the UK this autumn it will also support PDF format...." does this mean that only the DX will be available to purchase in the U.K., or that it is the only model of the two to read PDF natively? (which they neglect to mention)
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:53 PM   #23
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its got to do with equality legislation the gove. wants to make sure all sections of the population avail of services
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #24
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[I]When they (U.K. libraries) state ..."when the Kindle is launched in the UK this autumn it will also support PDF format...." does this mean that only the DX will be available to purchase in the U.K., or that it is the only model of the two to read PDF natively? (which they neglect to mention)
The PDFs that libraries provide typically have Adobe DRM (encryption), so they won't be readable on any Kindle - not even the KDX.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:08 AM   #25
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I joined Essex library, using online registration, I live in the UK, but not Essex I downloaded my first book five minutes later.

Online application http://www.essexcc.gov.uk/vip8/ecc/E...ntentOid=15560

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cheers whin. i have also joined the essex library. it seems this one and the south dublin one allow online registration from outside the region, country so on. there is quite a few books to download
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:50 AM   #26
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That list of libraries is extensive isn't it? Nine libraries, strike me pink!
(my sarcasm bone is getting a workout..)
I am more stocked that there was any UK library that was offering ebook's.
But a good start, now to email my own local library asking when or if they will start ebooks too.
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When they (U.K. libraries) state ..."when the Kindle is launched in the UK this autumn it will also support PDF format...." does this mean that only the DX will be available to purchase in the U.K., or that it is the only model of the two to read PDF natively? (which they neglect to mention)
Either they're wrong (likely) or it'd be the Kindle 3.0 (well...possible)
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We also wanted a format that would work for people with a visual impairment, as we work in partnership with Sight Concern, who help people who are blind or partially sighted to access services, so our ebooks are being promoted to their customers as an accessible library service.
Could be wrong but I thought all books that are drm'd have text to speech switched off by the publishers. So I can't see how buying them is going to help blind people. There was a big stink about this with the AG saying that text to speech was infringing their copyright and Amazon switching off the text to speech feature on the Kindle.
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