Sony Reader Gets Googled; Makes Friends With Jane Austin

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I have a Sony reader and love it. I does look much nicer than the kindle and I don't mind that I have to hook up to a computer to get new books instead of being able to browse wirelessly, which is the advantage of the kindle. HOWEVER, I spend most of my time reading the classics for free and absolutely do not buy anything from the Sony store. In most cases, the ebooks sell for the full retail price of the hard copy books. Even when they are cheaper, they are very often only 10-15% cheaper. How is it possible that they think this is fair? With no printing or distribution costs,the ebooks should sell for half of book store prices at most!
 

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Use my tablet as my e-book reader. I like my tablet ebook reader.
Good quality, "color", works with internet, adlobe and MS Office, no extra cost (since I already own it), big storage (well it a laptop..;) ), high screen resolution, good exercise (7lb..;) ), and good for my eyes (I have pause my reading and look for a plug every couple hours... lol)... oh.. it is also good for personal safety, too. Wwith its metal chase, 7 lb weight, explosive Li-ion battery... I can probably use it as a weapon or bullet-proof shell...;)
as for the current ebook reader out there... I like the book collection and 2G(? maybe 3G.. can't remember >_
 

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oops some part of my post got cut...:(

well.. " I like the book collection and 2G(? maybe 3G.. can't remember :( )"... but I like the design of Sony's new eBook better. Other than Amazon and Sony?... hmm... na.... btw I also use my iTouch as my ebook reader which is far from being perfect but good for my need.
 

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isnt it spelled jane austen? or are we talking of two different people?
cause jane austen wrote pride and prejudice.


on a side note, the pride and prejudice we had for class had it spelled both ways. spelling fail for the publishers.
 
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there are about 3000 hand made ebooks downloadable for the Sony at http://www.mobileread.com .

Other books for the Jinke/Cybook/Bebook and Iliad and others, you can download there too.

You can even make your own ebooks there, and upload them if they are copyright expired.
Find better versions then on project gutenberg (often layout optimized for these readers).

I would only recommend you a Sony reader (I own the PRS 505 and it is one of my most fun gadgets around!) if you are an avid reader, or just love to code books from HTML text to the appropriate format.

The device is slow, but the good thing about it is, that it uses e-ink technology;which almost looks like a magical text appears on a white plastic background.
It looks much better then reading books on your laptop.
Apart from text files, the device also has the capability to view greyscaled pictures, pdf, and playback mp3 files (which makes little sense to do,unless you're listening to an audiobook on a low bitrate compression).
 
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