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Old 12-11-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Fictionwise: eSlick Reader for $259 with $100 for eBooks

Just got this offer in my email, thought I would share it for those not on their email list.

Buy the eSlick reader for $259 and you are credited with $100 of micro pay (store credit) to help you fell that thing with ebooks.

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eReader.com has the same offer.

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Old 12-11-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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I can't find any mention of the eSlick on the Fictionwise web site. I only see the eBookwise. Did they provide a link?

EDIT: Nevermind, found it.

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Old 12-11-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:01 PM   #4
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I think all the b/w eink readers will get discounts because the new color readers will appear sometime next year. Must clear the shelves for the new stuff.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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You could also pick this up at Fry's for $179.99. Only in store.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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I think all the b/w eink readers will get discounts because the new color readers will appear sometime next year. Must clear the shelves for the new stuff.
I am pretty sure the first generation color eInk readers are going to be SLOW and EXPENSIVE. Probably will only support 256 colors or something too.

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Old 12-12-2009, 01:45 AM   #7
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I was pretty tempted by this deal until I saw the reviews for the eSlick. Pity they don't have a better reader to offer
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:09 AM   #8
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I think all the b/w eink readers will get discounts because the new color readers will appear sometime next year. Must clear the shelves for the new stuff.
No way! My prediction is no color e-ink e-readers in 2010. Maybe a prototype by the end of the year but nothing for the consumer.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:52 PM   #9
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I was pretty tempted by this deal until I saw the reviews for the eSlick.
The new firmware with eReader and (DRM-free) ePub are going to make a big difference to the eSlick. It would help if there was a realistic review of how it performs now.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:45 PM   #10
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does anyone know if this supports Fictionwise's Secure eReader format? Fictionwise nor Foxit make this very clear.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:19 PM   #11
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eSlick supports eReader with DRM

The Foxit eSlick bookstore is listing for sale commercial big-publisher ebooks with eReader's DRM system, including several of my own titles, so the device must support reading eReader books with digital-rights management.

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Old 12-13-2009, 04:20 PM   #12
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does anyone know if this supports Fictionwise's Secure eReader format? Fictionwise nor Foxit make this very clear.
There is a new eSlick ebook store which is run by Fictionwise.

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Old 12-13-2009, 05:07 PM   #13
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I'm sure that the eSlick supports all Secure eReader ebooks, but Foxit does a very poor job of saying so on their own web site and at Fictionwise. Their own ebook site is using eReader DRM, and the manual includes instructions for putting in the username and password (credit card info). On their Forum a good tip was that the credit card user name is case insensitive and does not need spaces. This is an issue because you have to use a not very responsive on-screen keyboard to enter the info. As usual, you only need do this once per credit card.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:15 AM   #14
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Thanks for the answers, since this supports the secure format I'm leaning pretty heavily towards trying one of these readers. For that price plus the free ebooks it seems like a pretty decent deal.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #15
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I'm considering this deal, too, especially since I have a Fictionwise Buywise membership and would get an additional 15% Micropay credit ($39) on top of the $104 credit in the offer, bringing the total to $117 for the eSlick reader and $143 in credit to spend on ebooks.

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As a member of the Fictionwise Buywise Club, we want to offer you a very special bonus this week: lower thresholds on your "large transaction" rebates! Our Buywise Club members get the best deals at Fictionwise, and this bonus is just another great way to stock up and save.
Now through Sunday, December 20, we're lowering the large transaction rebate thresholds to:
* Orders over $50 and under $100 will receive a 10% Micropay rebate.
* Orders over $100 will receive a 15% Micropay rebate. This applies to any credit transaction by Buywise Club members. Your normal Buywise benefits also apply to your purchases.
And while this isn't mentioned in any recent emails, Buywise Club memberships for your own account and gift pack memberships via the Gift Certificates link qualify for 100%-115% Micropay rebates, too, depending on how much you spend thanks to that large transaction bonus above.

Does anyone know if Fictionwise Micropay credit can be used on physical goods like the eSlick? If so, their current 25% off gift certificates promotion could be used to purchase enough credit to cover the price of the eSlick for around $200.

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Through December 20 you can give your favorite reading fanatic the gift of eBooks at a discount! All gift certificates and gift packs are 25% off when you purchase with your credit card or PayPal. Just in time for the holidays!

You can print a certificate to use as a stocking stuffer/card insert, or send an email with the gift code to a far-away friend. You can even have the Gift Certificate emailed to yourself, then you can email it to your friend when the time is right. And don't forget--every eBook at Fictionwise can be given as a gift (see the "Buy this eBook for a friend" button on the eBook description page). Gift certificates must be redeemed by a person other than the purchaser.

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