OT:Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by David, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Buying one as a Christmas presnt for my wife and I know little or nothing
    about them.
    Does not appear to be a NG for them, found one on ebooks but only 4 posts
    ever to it, does anyone use Kindle and can they piont me to a NG?

    If anyone wants to help me my first question would be.
    Would be nice for me to put a copy of the Bible on it, now books do not seem
    too expenseive at first glance to download but of course one looks to see
    what is free first.
    I Googled Free Bibles for Kindle and got this,
    http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-International-Version-ebook/dp/B000FC2KBU

    Now NIV is the most used version now possibly and is the version of choice
    but you will notice it says one can't download it in the UK, going to UK
    site one gets offered the King James version that is 400 years old, good but
    not modern English. Can I over ride Amazon.com reluctance to "sell" to the
    UK and get it from them?

    Regards
    David
     
    David, Nov 16, 2011
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  2. David

    Adrian C Guest

    Here you go, The International "International" kindle version.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/NIV-Bible-Internationl-Version-ebook/dp/B005IYICEO

    Only a fiver! Can't even get two fishes (sardines don't count) and five
    loaves of bread for that nowadays ;-)
     
    Adrian C, Nov 16, 2011
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  3. The Natural Philosopher, Nov 16, 2011
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  4. 1: don't
    2: see (1)

    Are you really daft enough to pay £89 for a black and white text reader
    where the only winner in the equation is Amazon?

    Do you think that little of your wife?

    Seriously, only the backward by them.
     
    Monsieur Merde, Nov 16, 2011
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  5. David

    David Guest

    Actually paying £79 at Tesco Direct with code TDX-NTRY
    You right probably high at £89 and very obvious Amazon have price fixed this
    product as everyone has the same price.
    A very popular product for this Christmas market, Comet had sold all theirs
    and PC World and Currys said going like hot cakes.
    Can see it being at the popular £49.99 price slot in 2012.
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Nov 16, 2011
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  6. David

    David Guest

    Thanks for the Link, will go for that if the Free one fails to be got. I
    had used the word Free in Searching.
    Yes you confirm my first impression that the downloads not seeming a lot of
    money, but of course several £5 do add up if full use made of the Kindle.
    Not like PC Printers though it seems they make the money from Ink refills.
    It is strange free in US and £5 here in UK.
    Regards
    David
     
    David, Nov 16, 2011
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  7. David

    Pete Guest

    I won't have one, or any other e-reader as a matter of principle until
    ebook prices come down. A couple of books I was looking at in
    Waterstones were £8.99 for the paper version or £6.99 for the ebook
    version - just TWO quid difference and yet they are saving on all that
    paper, ink, warehousing, transportation and distribution. Rip-off
    britain is alive and well and yet people flock to buy the things!
     
    Pete, Nov 16, 2011
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  8. David

    Bob Eager Guest

    That's usually a publisher restriction.

    I personally think the Kindle is wonderful. It's blinkered to think that
    only Amazon books work on it; there's lots of free stuff elsewhere, and
    the common .mobi format is completely compatible. Amazon provide a free,
    fast (5 mins) PDF conversion service too. And there is software around to
    convert all the other formats too.

    If anyone is into O'Reilly books, you can download the e-book of any book
    you own for about 3 quid. Being able to carry all my ORA books (over 50)
    in my pocket is really useful. And meeting minutes, etc. and any big
    document.

    And yes, I buy books from Amazon too.
     
    Bob Eager, Nov 16, 2011
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  9. David

    Adrian C Guest

    Probably not free in the US as well.

    When I click on the original URL you posted it doesn't offer me a price,
    as I'm not in the right Amazon country. If I change that by making an
    'I'm in xyz' changes on their site, or in this case going via a US
    proxy, it seems neither is that true for the US. Your 'free bible'
    google search maybe has bought you back a pup that's only released in a
    specific sales area (which I can't identify)

    This looks like the US released one, it's $9.99
    http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-NIV-ebook/dp/B004G5Z1HM
     
    Adrian C, Nov 16, 2011
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  10. David

    tinnews Guest

    What a rip-off, should be free IMHO. Why on earth should I pay for
    another copy/image of something I have bought already?
     
    tinnews, Nov 16, 2011
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  11. David

    tinnews Guest

    I thought that, but there are *lots* of books available for around £1,
    just avoid the best-sellers and recent releases.
     
    tinnews, Nov 16, 2011
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  12. David

    UnsteadyKen Guest

    UnsteadyKen, Nov 16, 2011
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  13. David

    Pete Guest

    Exactly!!

    Although I suppose some way of proving you've bought the paper copy
    would then be needed and that might get messy.
     
    Pete, Nov 16, 2011
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  14. David

    Nemo Guest

    IIRC Kindle has a pdf reader. A free NIV bible is downloadable from here:
    http://www.turnbacktogod.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/The-Holy-Bible-New-International-Version.pdf
     
    Nemo, Nov 16, 2011
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  15. David

    Phil W Lee Guest

    considered Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:45:09 +0000 the
    perfect time to write:
    So it's ok if you only want to read stuff that's old enough to have
    bought 2nd hand for peanuts, or bad enough that nobody else wants to.

    That doesn't fit my definition of OK.
     
    Phil W Lee, Nov 16, 2011
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  16. are there colour e-ink screens now?
    a lcd screen is a different beast altogether when it comes to reading -
    besides, paper novels are in black and white too.
     
    the dog from that film you saw, Nov 16, 2011
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  17. David

    Bob Eager Guest

    Ever tried walking into a bookshop and walking out with a copy of a book
    you already have, without paying?
     
    Bob Eager, Nov 16, 2011
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  18. David

    Adrian C Guest

    I've seen colour prototypes demonstrated on TV, but the developers won't
    bring them to market until they have cracked the refresh rate - and made
    it fast enough to show video, as I expect they will be coming up in
    close competition with Organic LED screens when that finally hits
    mainstream.

    This whole tablet screen thing has some distance to travel, yet.
     
    Adrian C, Nov 16, 2011
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  19. David

    Andy Burns Guest

    At least have a look at the kobo touch in WH Smith before settling on a
    kindle.
    I can't help with bibles in particular, but look one getting it in a
    free text format (gutenberg seems to have a few) and converting with
    calibre or similar software if necessary.
     
    Andy Burns, Nov 16, 2011
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  20. David

    Andy Burns Guest

    PDFs are far from ideal on any e-reader, you have to scale and scroll to
    read them, because the text can't be re-flowed to fit a different page
    size, if you can find a PDF that's been fomatted for A5 rather than A4,
    it might be acceptable.
     
    Andy Burns, Nov 16, 2011
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