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Old 12-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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I am in the process of deciding which ebook reader I want to purchase. I am considering the Kindle because it always seems to come out on top in reviews. However, I want to be able to read books that I download from my public library on the reader. With Calibre, can I convert the books I download from the library on to the Kindle? My second choice is the Sony reader because I know I can read library downloads on it. I would appreciate any comments regarding the readers, recommendations, etc.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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Hi Eddie, welcome to MR!

I love my K1, but Sony makes a good product. If I were buying a reader today, I'd seriously consider the Sony 300.

I haven't ever tried to read library books on my Kindle. I've bought a couple (literally) and downloaded several freebies from Amazon. Most of the books on my K1 are downloaded from right here at MR. If you like classics, there's a lifetime's worth of reading right here.

Anyway, I'm sure someone else will be along soon who can answer your questions better than I.
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Welcome Eddie!
I'm very happy with my sony(s), never tried a kindle as until recently it was not even an option for non-USA citizens. You cannot convert library books with calibre, as they are drm-ed. However, I am not sure if you might be able to directly borrow books through a kindle or not. Kindle owners can answer you on that!
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Hi Eddie and welcome to MobileRead. I've had a Sony 505 since Jan 08 and really like it.
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Welcome to MR. Eddie

Make sure to check out The Which One Should I Buy? forum.

The MR Wiki and the MR Wiki Famous eBook Reader Matrix

Plus all the free ebooks beautifully formatted by some very dedicated MR members. Check up on the left in the blue bar to find them.

We also have many MR authors, so check out some of their books when you get your Reader. Many put their books up for free also. Check out my signature for a few of them, Writers' Corner, and the Deals, Freebies, and Resources.

I have the Sony 505 and it was a Christmas gift last year from my son. I haven't been tempted away, yet. Have fun making your decision.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:05 PM   #6
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Thank you for your replies. I have finished my research, and I have ordered a Sony 600. I am looking forward to getting it and begin the e book experience.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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Hello! Glad to join the mobileread community after a few months of periodic lurking. Currently reading on my Ipod Touch (Stanza, Kindle apps) and an ebookwise. Still trying to buy most things in lit and converting, which gets old. thanks for all the info shared on all things ebooks.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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Thank you for your replies. I have finished my research, and I have ordered a Sony 600. I am looking forward to getting it and begin the e book experience.
Congratulations on making your decision, Eddie. I hope you enjoy your 600 as much as I enjoy my 505.

You can start downloading books now, so you can be ready to go once your Reader arrives. (and make that big decision on which book will be the first one read on it.)

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Hello! Glad to join the mobileread community after a few months of periodic lurking. Currently reading on my Ipod Touch (Stanza, Kindle apps) and an ebookwise. Still trying to buy most things in lit and converting, which gets old. thanks for all the info shared on all things ebooks.
Hi bookbug and welcome to MR. You may want to start your own thread in this forum so members can properly welcome you.

Don't forget to check out all the great books right here on MR.
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