[GRLUG] e-Books rule at Amazon
bob.kline at gmail.com
Thu May 19 13:49:00 EDT 2011
Hi Roger --
Thanks. After sending my note I
found that B&N claims to have 2 million
books, versus about 1 million for Amazon.
You can access the same books indefinitely?
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Roger Roelofs <roger.roelofs at gmail.com>wrote:
> I have the B&N Nook Color, basically a 7" android tablet. I've been
> very happy with it. I'm probably going to root it in the next few
> weeks so I can have access to the Android Market. B & N has a market,
> but the choices are somewhat limited.
> When I was doing my review, the kindle seemed more locked down than
> the nook. The Nook supports epub, pdf and something else that is
> escaping me. I found a great linux app for creating epubs so I can
> now use my nook when giving presentations. My unofficial guess is
> that Amazon has a wider selection, but it is pretty easy to buy epubs
> from places other than B & N and get them on the nook. The big plus
> for the kindle is that the screen is more paper-like. However, I have
> not encountered any difficulty reading from my nook.
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Apparently the crossover point of more
> > digital than paper books has been crossed
> > at Amazon.
> > I'm seriously thinking of getting a unit now.
> > Two questions:
> > * Does one have unlimited access to a
> > digital version? i.e., if I want to reference
> > a book three years later, will I be able to?
> > I'm really looking for an online library.
> > * I know that GRLUG members have both
> > the Amazon and the Barnes and Nobel
> > readers. I'd appreciate comments about
> > the pros and cons of each. Amazon claims
> > it has 950K digital books now. I don't know
> > what the corresponding figure for B&N is,
> > but that would be a factor too.
> > -- Bob
> Roger Roelofs
> Know what you value.
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