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Old 03-03-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Greetings all.

My father has lent me his Sony PRS-505 to read a few books so I can determine if I want an "eReader" or not. After reading "Poison Study" by Maria Synder on the PRS-505, I found my self becoming quite fond of the reader. After finishing the said book, I decided to buy the next one in the sequel, namely "Magic Study".

I decided to buy the "Magic Study" sequel from, in PDF format, for Adobe Digital Editions. Once I got the Sony software for my Mac (OS X 10.6) and was able to import the DRM protected PDF to my reader, I found the format of the book uncomfortable to read. The text is too small, zooming in produces crude results and although all the formatting is well preserved, I simply can't read it at night in bed with my little lamp shining down.

I'm quite annoyed at this. I've paid $7 (which I consider a very fair price) for the PDF eBook and I am unable to get it to "format" its self in a manner that would resemble the easily readable "Poison Study" that came with the reader. If I could get it converted to LRF, I think this would resolve the issue, but I fear the DRM will prevent this.

Here are my questions regarding this matter:
  1. Do I have to simply convert the file using some software, ADE or the Sony software via an option I'm not seeing?
  2. Have I bought the wrong format? Have I wasted my cash?
  3. Where should I get my books from in future? I think is mighty expensive, but is it a better option?
  4. What am I missing here? I really like these readers and I'm considering getting one.

I don't want this to be the undoing of my eBook reader experience. I hope I can find a solution to this and start getting cosy with some good books.

All feedback is welcome and appreciated, and thank you for taking the time to read my thread.


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