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Subject: Question For Those With Both A Nook AND A Kindle
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 12:04 PM ET
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I am sorry if this has been posted before, but I do not want to go back and look at 8 pages of threads. Anyway, here is my question:

 

Why do you have both e-readers?  What are the advantages of having both? Are you glad that you have both? I currently have a Nook, but am half thinking about getting a kindle as well.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 1:18 PM ET
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I only have a Nook, but I've often considered the Kindle to be the superior machine hardware-wise and to have a much larger selection of free/cheap ebooks than B&N or Kobo. The only advantage I can find to the Nook right now is the library, which is why I chose mine. If the Kindle comes through on the library borrowing like they indicated, then when it's time to replace this one, I'd likely go Kindle.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 4:06 PM ET
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My sweetie has both.  But he does travel alot.  And he often ends up waiting around for others during work.  He likes the one touch get book option of the Kindle.  He likes the politics of buy from local bookstore and check out of library on his Nook.  He says the Nook Touch is a better size and reading experience.  (He also has an iPhone with reading apps.  Hates reading on the phone.  Tiny with glare.) 

He also loads them with work PDFs. 

I have an older Nook.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 5:34 PM ET
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i have a Kindle, but borrowed the Nook Color from my library for 2 weeks.  I like the Kindle so much better.    I found the touch screen on the Nook to be a pain, plus the backlighting (while a cool idea for reading in bed) hurt my eyes.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 6:04 PM ET
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I think of the Nook Color as a tablet, not an eReader.  Very different experience than the other Nooks or eReaders.

 

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 8:39 PM ET
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Kindle I can read on for Weeks 2-4 hours per day!  Nook 8 hours tops had to recharge.  Kindle easy to use & get my books on!  Nook Most tiem wouldnot connect to my home WiFi.   Touch screen on bottom [Nook Classic]  Was a Pain!  I was always touching the dang thing ...  changing books in mid Word LOL  Light bothered my eyes.  Funny my Literati doesnt bother my eyes its kinda like the Nook Color.   I will NEVER go back to a Nook!  Hooked on Kindle!  Yes I hope they get the Library Lending going SOONNN!       

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 2:27 AM ET
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I have the Kindle and the Sony eReader.  The sonly eReader I can shop other than Amazon. I wish I had the freedom with the Kindle that I do with my Sony and then I would just own the Kindle.

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 10:21 AM ET
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You certainly can shop other places than the Amazon Kindle store to get books for your Kindle. The only difficulty is if you buy books from sites that have DRM such as B&N, Kobo, places like that. I don't know what kind of books you read, but you can buy from lots of ebook stores such as allromanceebooks.com, fictionwise.com (multi-format), ellora's cave, dreamspinner press, changeling press...there are many sites and many types of books. baen books is another one.

Another wonderful thing about the kindle is you can email those books you buy from other sites from your computer to your kindle over your wifi connection. And it can also convert other formats such as pdf, txt, html, doc to the amazon format at the same time you email the documents. 

If you download a free program called Calibre you can use that program to email your documents to your kindle over the wifi, also, which I like to do since the title and author show up in the correct columns when you do that.

Another thing I just learned today--created a text (txt) document on your computer containing some of your favorite web sites (such as http://www.paperbackswap.com/ ) and email that to your Kindle. Then when you open the document, click on that and you will go right to the web site without going to Menu, Experimental, opening the browser and typing it in etc.  What fun! I created one with about 10 links and was having a blast checking them out. I just have the K3 wifi right now.

 

Date Posted: 7/20/2011 11:33 AM ET
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I don't know what kind of books you read, but you can buy from lots of ebook stores such as allromanceebooks.com, fictionwise.com (multi-format), ellora's cave, dreamspinner press, changeling press...there are many sites and many types of books. baen books is another one.

I second this.

Don't assume that other ebook stores don't have the books in kindle or mobi format, because many of them do. Many have Help or FAQ files that'll list all the formats they sell.

 

 

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Date Posted: 8/5/2011 7:56 AM ET
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I am a new kindle owner and cannot for the life of me figure out how to delete a book from it that I have already read and do not wish to keep?  Anyone that can enlighten me?? 

Date Posted: 8/5/2011 9:15 AM ET
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Yes, go to where the book is. Do not open the book. Instead, right click (the right hand bar on the 5 way control button) and that will give you a menu. At the bottom it will say Remove from Device (or Delete if not an Amazon book) and click that. If its a book you got from Amazon, you can easily put it back on your device if you should ever want to.

Oh and congrats on your new kindle, did you get the one with special offers?



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Date Posted: 8/7/2011 6:18 PM ET
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I own a Sony and an iPad.  I bought DGD a Nook (classic) for her BD and her other grandparents bought her a Kindle.  I have used all 4 to load/read/purchase books on.  All of these except the Kindle are capable of borrowing eBooks from libraries, and that, to me, is a deal-breaker.  I would not buy a Kindle for that reason. 

Having said that, my DGD gave the Kindle to her little brother.  She much prefers the Nook.  She found the Kindle to be very slow.

My Sony is a real workhorse.  It has a metal case and has been dropped (by a TSA agent at the airport, onto a concrete floor) without sustaining any injuries.

The Nook had a known issue with the plastic case cracking near the point you press to turn the pages.  If you get one that cracks, they will replace it free.

My BFF has a Nook Color and her techie wiz nerd of a husband downloaded the instructions on how to make it into a tablet.  I don't know if he has gotten around to doing it yet, or how well it works, but if it does work, that's certainly a plus for the Nook, IMHO.

I use the iPad if I travel, because that way, I don't have to carry more than one device.