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    Re: Kindle

    Actually kobo was developed by Indigo, a Canadian book-chain (I'm Canadian); Borders does own a minority stake in the company and was the US licensee for the product. I'm not sure how the Borders shut-down will affect kobo's bottom line. I think they are doing ok in Canada (not sure if they sell elsewhere in the world besides the US) and you can download the kobo app (much like you can download the kindle app) to the Ipad (and I presume other devices) so they do have that revenue as well.
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    I'm still kickin' it old school with paper books, but I thought there were some cool ideas for Kindle/ereader covers in this article: 50 Kindle Covers You Can Make Yourself
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    Clever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    I'm still kickin' it old school with paper books, but I thought there were some cool ideas for Kindle/ereader covers in this article: 50 Kindle Covers You Can Make Yourself
    Yay, US!!!! The only difference is mine are hard-back as often as possible.
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    I don't know if these books are any good or not, but this site lists free Kindle downloads pretty regularly:
    Some free kindle ebook downloads
    Those are just the ones posted this morning, but if you use the search feature on the site, there are many more posted, most of which appear to still be active.
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    Bookcover #3 is adorable! Thanks for watching out for those of us with Kindles, Critical.
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    Re: Kindle

    In case you've not heard of it, feedbooks.com offers a LOT of free books to download, here's the public domain link:

    Public Domain | Feedbooks
    They also have books for sale.

    There's also Project Gutenburg
    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Funny, my children (who are young teens) prefer traditional paper books. I put the Kindle for PC on their laptops to let them try e-reading, and they don't like it. That's a first - not preferring something electronic! So I just had to buy some paper books for their high school reading list (classics) that I could've just downloaded for free.

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    For any Nook owners, check out nook Deals: Freebies!. I grabbed a slew of books this week (3 more just tonight)...gotta love "free" when traveling for almost 2 weeks ;-)

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    Re: Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    The times, they are a'changin........

    While I have a Kindle, I use it for my bedtime/anytime reading of novels, etc. But I still treasure my "paper" library at home...shelves with real books that you can hold, turn the pages, flip back and forth, smell We had a power outage not long ago, and the kids were wondering what to do. They ended up in the library reading (..... )

    I can't see e-books totally replacing paper books. Not in my world, anyway.
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