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Old 05-02-2021, 07:48 PM   #1
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PocketBook now sold on Amazon

It looks like PocketBook is now selling on Amazon as well as on Newegg.

https://www.amazon.com/s?me=A1IYNWET...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

"Sold by PocketBook International." I don't know if this permanent or not.
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Old 05-03-2021, 11:55 AM   #2
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It looks like PocketBook is now selling on Amazon as well as on Newegg.
Good for them. Anything that will help bring more ereader competition in the US is a good thing.
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Good for them. Anything that will help bring more ereader competition in the US is a good thing.
I'm not so sure that eReader competition is the issue so much as eBookstore competition is. I suspect that any eReader where you can't buy new books on the device and have them automatically download is going to end up a niche product.
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I'm not so sure that eReader competition is the issue so much as eBookstore competition is. I suspect that any eReader where you can't buy new books on the device and have them automatically download is going to end up a niche product.
Can you not buy books on a Pocketbook?
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I'm not so sure that eReader competition is the issue so much as eBookstore competition is. I suspect that any eReader where you can't buy new books on the device and have them automatically download is going to end up a niche product.
You can buy books from PocketBook's Store (or other associated book stores in Europe). It looks like they've added English titles recently (but they're still definitely in the minority).

You can also buy books from any ePub store via the PocketBook's browser (even from Kobo or Google). The easier way, however, is to buy via your computer (or tablet or smartphone) and use the Send-to-PocketBook feature (app on the device). When you register with PocketBook you get an email address (much like you do with a Kindle) so you can just buy an ePub eBook from anywhere, download the .ascm file and send that to your PocketBook. Since PocketBook has Adobe built-in, it can use the .ascm file to download the book directly. (You can also just copy the .ascm file to your PocketBook via a USB cable.) All three of these methods work with Overdrive as well.

PocketBook also gives you Cloud storage that allows you to upload any book (from any source) and it will sync to your various PocketBook devices. There's also a built-in DropBox app — which I haven't used yet.

So lots of choices.

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Can you not buy books on a Pocketbook?
Yep, you can buy books directly from PocketBook's bookstore. I downloaded a couple samples for Tolkien books, but the English selection is not extensive. But the PocketBook is very versatile, allows you to use ePub DRM books from just about any source.
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Can you not buy books on a Pocketbook?
Apparently you can, but my point is that for most, being able to easily buy and read the books you want is the key. That's why I don't think it will be anything other than a niche product in the US. I'm willing to jump through hoops to read books that I buy at Amazon, on my Kobo reader. My sister isn't.
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The Pocketbooks on Amazon are not 7.8" on up.
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The Pocketbooks on Amazon are not 7.8" on up.
https://www.amazon.com/Pocketbook-In...dp/B07VP62LZC/

https://www.amazon.com/Pocketbook-In...dp/B08VJK1Y1Q/

says otherwise

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I wasn't looking for color. I was looking for the others.
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I wasn't looking for color. I was looking for the others.
That's not what you wrote, but you are still wrong, as usual.

https://www.amazon.com/Pocketbook-In...dp/B07VP62LZC/

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That's not what you wrote, but you are still wrong, as usual.

https://www.amazon.com/Pocketbook-In...dp/B07VP62LZC/
Your URL is malformed.
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Apparently you can, but my point is that for most, being able to easily buy and read the books you want is the key. That's why I don't think it will be anything other than a niche product in the US. I'm willing to jump through hoops to read books that I buy at Amazon, on my Kobo reader. My sister isn't.
My point was that you can of course buy books on any ereader. Your comment:

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confused me.

If you don't want to jump through hoops to read Amazon books on your Kobo, you could buy your books from Kobo.
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That's not what you wrote, but you are still wrong, as usual.

https://www.amazon.com/Pocketbook-In...dp/B07VP62LZC/
This is not easy to find. Amazon's search is horrid.
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