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fiestakidda
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18th Nov 10 at 19:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Am thinking about asking for one of these for xmas, does anyone have any experiences with one of these? I've been told you can like a lot of other things get the books for free.

If it's possible does anyone know how? after searching internet i keep hitting dead ends and websites wanting me to complete surveys etc
Russ
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18th Nov 10 at 19:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just get the iPad
Whittie
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18th Nov 10 at 19:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There's plenty of ways to get the books for free. Have a google of Torrent, and Warez Websites.
fiestakidda
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18th Nov 10 at 20:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and i've looked on torrents etc and nothing comes up. Can you provide a link as to where you've found some?
ssj_kakarot
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18th Nov 10 at 20:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not sure about the kindle as my ebook is different, i went for one that specifically didnt have any DRM or security so i can just download pdf files and stick them straight on.

Paul_J
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The newest kindle will do all formats including pdf. You can find most books on torrents, but I haven't really investigated it fully yet.

I'm looking to get a kindle for the same reason. I constantly buy 20 books and the kindle would pay for itself in no time.

Russ, although the ipad 'seems' great - it sucks for reading books on really and can't do much more that my laptop and iphone can do.
Dom
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quote:
Originally posted by Russ
just get the iPad


310 quid difference, lot of money tbh
ssj_kakarot
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quote:
Originally posted by Paul_J
The newest kindle will do all formats including pdf. You can find most books on torrents, but I haven't really investigated it fully yet.

I'm looking to get a kindle for the same reason. I constantly buy 20 books and the kindle would pay for itself in no time.

Russ, although the ipad 'seems' great - it sucks for reading books on really and can't do much more that my laptop and iphone can do.


can you just drag and drop pdf files with the kindle, never looked into it to much but i thought there was some restrictions due to DRM
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quote:
Originally posted by Russ
just get the iPad


costs a fortune more and e-ink is a lot easier on the eyes

rather get a cheap android tablet if i was going down that route
Russ
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18th Nov 10 at 22:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If your were going down the expensive iPad route youd get an expensive non ipad

Btw mathew is loaded, he can afford the difference
fiestakidda
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Lol Russ I wish I was loaded iPad not something I want to look at as have iPhone and iPod touch so iPad for reading would be a waste.

Kindle is good value for money just wanted to know where I could get the books for free, have checked torrent sites like piratebay but nothing comes up. Even typed name of book and torrent into google cannot find a thing
ssj_kakarot
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quote:
Originally posted by fiestakidda
Lol Russ I wish I was loaded iPad not something I want to look at as have iPhone and iPod touch so iPad for reading would be a waste.

Kindle is good value for money just wanted to know where I could get the books for free, have checked torrent sites like piratebay but nothing comes up. Even typed name of book and torrent into google cannot find a thing


rapid.org has a section for ebooks, thousands on their
Dom
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18th Nov 10 at 23:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you tried torrentz.com or isohunt.com? Also warez-bb have a dedicated forum to ebooks and vaxhome.ws, although the latter tends to be learning material.

edit - have look at http://www.labnol.org/software/download-free-books-for-kindle/10990/ and http://consumerist.com/2009/07/how-to-load-up-your-kindle-with-non-amazon-ebooks.html

[Edited on 18-11-2010 by Dom]
John
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25th Nov 10 at 22:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone any more input on this?

Christmas time again so about the 3rd or 4th year I'm considering getting one.
John
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25th Nov 10 at 22:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just looked into it myself, Kindle 3 looks excellent and a relative bargain, think I might ask Santa for one.
Simon
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Thinking about getting my mum one, would be good if I can preload a load of books on it
John
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25th Nov 10 at 22:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Only 109 for the wifi only version, 149 for 3G + wifi, 3G is international so you can use a (basic) browser for free abroad.

 
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