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Subject: More Libraries Decide To Give HarperCollins the Cold Shoulder
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 9:17 AM ET
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Here's today reading cheeky

For Nook owners and any other ereaders that can get ebooks from the library (sorry Kindle owners) this is an interesting article.

Some of you may have heard about how one publishing company, HarperCollins, is going to limit library loans of their ebooks to only 26 loans.  Pretty ridiculous in my opinion.  It's good to know the libraries are fighting back.

More Libraries Decide To Give HarperCollins the Cold Shoulder

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 9:36 AM ET
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I just finished reading a library book on my Jetbook Lite! I have another one on there to read. No clock on the Jetbook so I can take my time reading them.

Subject: 2 Jetbooks in my house! ;o)
Date Posted: 4/4/2011 11:01 PM ET
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Anne...the Jetbook is a nice little reader, isn't it? :o)

Very affordable, no timeouts on books, no connection to the 'net so no one can track your reading or browsing habits, lightweight perfect size to tuck into a purse, no screen flicker, opens more formats than any other ebook reader I've seen......

The list goes on and on. *lol*

~DJ

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 6:44 AM ET
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DJB- yes it is! In fact, Ijust ordered another one. I found the first model, which runs on internal battery, on Amazon for $89!!! Its usually $179. So I ordered it (and its red!) and looking forward to getting it.  I plan to sell myJetbook Lite with its battery bump. Now just hope DH doesn't notice....I love that it can read so many formats, and library books, and its small and light for taking out of the house....smaller and lighter than my Kindle....and the one I am getting will be even lighter and thinner.

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 11:14 AM ET
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I can do the same thing to my Literati!   As long as I dont hook it up to my computer or go WiFi LOL

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 10:13 AM ET
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Same with my Libre - opens all the different formats, and as long as I don't re-connect to the computer, I can take as much time as needed to read anything I've downloaded - it doesn't have WiFi.  

So do all the ones with WiFi work that way as long as you don't connect?

Didn't mean to highjack this thread - I went to this site and sent the  (very nice) boycott letter and cancelled my emails from HarperCollins (Hot From Harper's - I think...).

Even the cheapest paperbacks should last through 26 readings, and libraries buy mostly hardcovers - plus they have the old book to re-sell and recover some of their costs.  A reasonable number I could go along with - this isn't it.

eta: I think my brain stayed in bed and sent me out alone this morning ... here's the site:

http://boycottharpercollins.com/



Last Edited on: 4/6/11 10:32 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/6/2011 10:40 AM ET
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Oh Anna, the Libre is pretty much exactly like the Jetbook, from what I understand. Nice!

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 12:09 PM ET
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Good.  26 borrows is way less than a standard hardcopy book can be borrowed out.