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Old 12-08-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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I've had my Kindle for about a week now. The user experience that Amazon has created is awesome. I'm really enjoying searching around the store for books and just clicking the button to get them onto the Kindle. I have downloaded five books in the last two days, ranging from $0 to $5, all of which look really interesting, and have already read two books by authors I'd never heard of. You can argue the pluses and minuses of different e-readers, but in terms of the total package of bookstore and delivery mechanism, I'm very impressed with the Kindle so far.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to MobileRead, baldrake.

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Old 12-08-2010, 05:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, DG! Yep, I worked through Harry's H. Beam Piper omnibus a while back on my old CyBook Opus. Wonderful resource.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:16 PM   #4
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I can completely relate to your experience, Baldrake. I've found so many great new books for cheap, stretching into genres I never would've tried before. It's all just so easy, which means there's more time for actual reading. Having a kindle definitely has revolutionized my reading.

How would you describe your reading tastes?
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #5
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Glad you are enjoying your new Kindle!

I know exactly how you feel. I have been on a cloud since I got my Kindle. Amazon makes it so easy and offers so many freebies that I can't imagine having any other eReader.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:34 PM   #6
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The Amazon is to Kindle, what Itunes is to iPods, an awesome experience. I sometimes get from people that they would never own a apple MP3 product because it supposedly requires iTunes. However these same people don't understand that the true experience comes from the device as well as the online store, which is the reason that Amazon and Apple are tops in the industry. They are selling an experience not necessarily a device. At the same time I have received countless free books from the Amazon Store, and countless free applications and music from the Apple store. There are great resources online for both. For example be sure to check out, for tons of free books and the offering changes every hour:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers...ag=dealnewscom

I also have a Sony PRS-505 and although my online experience has not been that great I can find just as much content for the Sony device as I could for the Kindle, it just may take a bit more work depending upon the resources available to the end user. The above two mentioned companies seem to have great customer services resources as well. I don't want to leave out B&N either. Although I have not had a chance to use B&N CS I think that they offer a great experience as well, at least from what I have been hearing.

I am happy for your Amazon experience(s) however, and enjoy.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:58 PM   #7
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I am the same. I have mastered Gutenberg too, and that has been amazing.

I have downloaded about 75 books now, mostly for my kids!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:59 PM   #8
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BTW, Being in Australia though it is more limited but I am enjoying 'the hunt' so to speak!
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:43 PM   #9
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Check this thread too https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=1260977 where FREE books are pointed to daily. I advise "subscribing" to the thread with instant mail notification, and then checking your email regularly. Free books sometimes only last for a day or less, so an author can get the book into some hands to get reviews.
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