Re: S&A ebooks/digital editions

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Posted by Magnus Smith on October 16, 2015 at 06:22:52 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: S&A ebooks/digital editions posted by Mike Field on October 15, 2015 at 15:25:12:

I have a Kindle, a first-generation one which has the screen you can read in daylight and the battery which lasts for months between charges. I just cared about the device, not the manufacturer. I felt it was more flexible than the alternatives.

I haven't spent a single penny on ebooks, because I can download more than enough free ones (good quality) to keep me going for a decade. Most of these are available in the MOBI format my Kindle prefers, but if not I can transfer TXT, HTML and PDFs onto the Kindle with a USB lead from my laptop. Or via a special email address which triggers the wifi sync.

If you find a stubborn file, or borrow an ebook from a library website, these can be run through free software (I use 'Hamster free ebook converter') to change the format to whatever is needed.

The other thing that stops me paying Amazon anything is their own list of "Top 100 free ebooks". There are none related to AR there, so you'll have to check my own list below.

Finally I will confirm that paper books are better than ebooks. Oh the SMELL! But you can't beat getting something for free.

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