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How do I annotate epub's in a portable way?

I prefer to work with electronic academic texts in PDFs since I can annotate them in a portable way and easily store them in Zotero. I have a few texts, however, that I only have access to as epub's. What's the best way to annotate them so that I can return to those annotations at any point and search them in Zotero? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Jun 4, 2014 - 4 answers

GO AWAY, archived items.

I'm having a frustrating problem with my Kindle Keyboard/Manage Your Kindle Amazon account. Long ago, I subscribed to the New York Times Daily Audio Digest. I have now unsubscribed, but I can't remove the approximately 200 past "Archived Items" associated with that subscription from the list of same in my device or from my MYK account. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Apr 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Need an Android ereader app

In my efforts to turn my Nexus 7 into a great ereader, I've found myself missing features in my current ereader app. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle on Mar 6, 2014 - 8 answers

Please explain like you are talking to a 3rd grader

I have a kindle and a kobo. I am trying to switch permanently from my kindle to my kobo which I will make my new ereader because it has many other options as well ( the tablet offerings). I have downloaded the epub mobi,az, etc. converter and epub master. I need to remove the kindle DRM to be able to move the kindle books to the kobo. Everything I read makes it seem so straightforward yet, there must be one thing I am missing. I have searched mefi for answers but am not finding anything that helps. Within my reading, it appears that using those programs you add the file and it converts it, super easy. Mine are not converting. [more inside]
posted by femmme on Dec 26, 2013 - 7 answers

"You are currently reading Quarksec 1456756 of 129457894."

What is a nice e-reader app for Android that incorporates actual page numbers? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Oct 22, 2013 - 11 answers

More reading material, please

My partner keeps rereading the Phrynee Fisher series. He likes them because they're on his E-reader, detective stories, and they pass the Bechdel and Russo tests. He likes the characters in these novels: these are relatively happy people for the most part. Please, O MetaFilter. He's ready for a new series. What else is out there?
posted by aniola on Oct 19, 2013 - 13 answers

What cool cases exist for the new Kobo Aura e-reader?

I just got a new Kobo Aura e-reader for a trip I'm about to take. Ordinarily, I'd check out Etsy for a creative case, but this is new offering from Kobo, so it's a different size than the previous Kobo Aura HD. Anyone know of good options? I'm open to a standard protective case, or more interesting and unique models.
posted by jeffmshaw on Sep 21, 2013 - 4 answers

How Far Should This Luddite Reform?

After years of stubbornly insisting that I liked paper books and regular computing, I'm sorta kinda considering getting an e-reader and/or a tablet. Should I bother? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jul 8, 2013 - 74 answers

Which illuminated E-reader for me?

Time for a new e-reader, and of course nothing will give me everything I want, but maybe ebook-loving Mefites can help me choose. I'm currently looking at the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kobo Glo, and the Kobo Aura HD. Because I'm reading for work online all day (on my laptop), my #1 priority is ease on the eyes when reading for pleasure on an e-reader. I have a first gen Kindle, but I'm currently reading on iPad with retina display, which doesn't seem to strain my eyes, but battery issues and weight are a problem. All other details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 4, 2013 - 20 answers

Is upgrading from a Kindle Keyboard to a Paperwhite worth it?

I've had a Kindle Keyboard with lighted case that I've been pretty happy with for a couple of years. However, I'm thinking of upgrading to the Paperwhite for the improved display. Is it worth the price, and is there any trade-off in battery life? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on May 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Nook Simple Touch Glolight: embedded fonts and drm-free files.

I have a Sony prs 600 touch Ereader that is about to expire. To replace it I am considering a Nook Simple Touch Glolight I just have three specific questions about the Nook that I need answered. Details inside [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on May 9, 2013 - 6 answers

What's the best e-reader for me?

I know pretty much nothing about the e-reader market right now, but I'm thinking about taking the plunge. Given my particular requirements, what is likely to be the best e-reader for me? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 7, 2013 - 35 answers

Broken Screen, Broken Heart

Cracked screen on a Kindle Fire HD. Can it be repaired? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 answers

What can I/should I do with my new-to-me used Kindle DX?

I've had an e-reader, but never a Kindle and never one with 3G. I understand the reading PDFs and mobi file part, but what else should I know about: what the 3G is good for; apps; hacks; subscribable Kindle-optimized content; the Kindle ecosystem? Besides Instapaper, are there other convert-stuff-to-read-on-your-ereader things I should know about? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Feb 4, 2013 - 7 answers

International eReader Dilemma

Which is the best eReader for a Canadian who wants access to lots of free reading material? [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Jan 1, 2013 - 16 answers

E-readers and tablets and smartphones oh my.

I can't decide if a tablet or an e-reader AND a new phone* is more suitable for my purposes. I don't know much about either market which is why I come to you guys for advice. [more inside]
posted by Modica on Dec 24, 2012 - 9 answers

E-readers for the visually-impaired

Please help me pick the right e-reader for my visually-impaired boyfriend! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Yeah it's new, but is it good?

I'm looking for an e-book reader. I've been pretty wow-ed by the Kindle Paperwhite, but I have some reservations as to whether I should get that (or even get an e-book reader at all) [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Nov 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Cheap, 3G, or readable: pick two

What kind of tablet/reader is best for me? I want something with built-in 3G, but I'd rather not pay an arm and a leg for a contract. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Sep 22, 2012 - 5 answers

My Nook Simple Touch changes pages on its own

I purchased a Nook SimpleTouch with glow light in May to replace my well-loved Nook Classic. I love it! Except it turns pages on its own. [more inside]
posted by kimberussell on Sep 6, 2012 - 7 answers

True North Ereader

Canadians who own Kindle or Kobo, opinions please [more inside]
posted by canoehead on Aug 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Books you have to meet in person?

What are some books you have to meet in person? Books an e-reader cannot do justice? [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Jul 2, 2012 - 31 answers

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 14, 2012 - 27 answers

What kind of e-reader do I want?

I want a cheap e-reader for reading longform articles in bed. It must work with Readability or InstaPaper or the like. It does not need to do anything else like games or surfing the intertubes. I have an iPhone for that. Do I want a Kindle?
posted by desjardins on Mar 23, 2012 - 17 answers

Nook vs. Kindle? Please help me choose.

I am looking to purchase an e-ink reader... Been looking at the Kindle and Nook and I am having trouble deciding. One of my top priorities is that books I purchase not be lost in 3, 5 or 10 years down the road. Which device is most likely to be be future proof? I also have specific uses that I want it to work for such as being able to load PDFs of academic articles/books and access to the library (see extended explanation for more uses). Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Mar 20, 2012 - 43 answers

What should I know about buying a Kindle DX?

I'm considering purchasing a Kindle DX, but the current version is two years old and two hardware generations behind the regular Kindle. Is there functionality in the newer versions of the regular Kindle that I would miss when using the Kindle DX? Is it likely to be replaced or discontinued in the near future? Is there anything else that I should know about before buying a Kindle DX?
posted by theclaw on Feb 28, 2012 - 14 answers

How do libraries acquire and manage ebooks?

How do public libraries select, purchase and manage ebooks? [more inside]
posted by burnfirewalls on Jan 16, 2012 - 5 answers

$79 Kindle or $60 Kobo (or $99 Nook?)

Which of the cheapest e-readers should I choose, especially considering support for/access to lots of free ebooks? I'm currently eyeing most heartily the $79 Kindle and the $50-60 refurbished Kobo, but open to suggestions... [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Jan 15, 2012 - 38 answers

E-reader Reading Light Recommendations

Looking for recommendations for a reading light for an e-reader. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Dec 30, 2011 - 7 answers

iPad or Android tablet to design illustrated books?

I want to make e-books: should I get a Android Tablet or an iPad? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 answers

If this isn't the droid I'm looking for, which one is?

Black Friday gave me a deal on a Nook Color that was too good to pass up. I'd like to dual boot Android on it using the SD slot and make it a functional tablet, but there's so many Android flavors out there... which one should I use? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Nov 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Two eReaders enter . . .

Should my next eReader be a kindle touch or a nook touch? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Nov 18, 2011 - 30 answers

e pluribus paginis unus

How can I convert a web site, which is organized as a table of contents linking to 200 or so individual html "chapters", into one ebook? [more inside]
posted by General Tonic on Nov 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Ebook reader with good PDF support?

What's the best ebook reader for reading PDF-s, specifically academic papers? [more inside]
posted by daniel_charms on Nov 17, 2011 - 14 answers

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish?

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish? I live in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Oct 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Play today, s'il vous plait.

Where can I buy digital copies of books without an e-reader? [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Oct 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Decipher my Kindle concerns.

I may or may not want a Kindle. Help me decide with your experiences and advice. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Oct 21, 2011 - 38 answers

I'd like to be in on the obscure jokes about Sri Lanka

I need to start following international news for my job. I also just bought a Nook. I'm betting the latter can help with the former... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 11, 2011 - 6 answers

The footnotes!

Is it actually possible or enjoyable to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell as an ebook? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Oct 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Best tablet for basic reading?

Looking for a tablet recommendation, there are so many out there I can't figure out what I need. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Aug 17, 2011 - 11 answers

"My Kindle can't play Angry Birds, but here's a handy list of bird species"

Where's the best place online to gather simple reference lists and charts to transfer to my Kindle 2, likely as PDFs or monospaced text? Stuff like US presidents and World Series winners, with enough basic info on each line to fit the screen's width. Is there a site that specifically has stuff like this for the Kindle? Google searches for "Kindle reference "and "Kindle lists" don't really help. Thanks.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

What's the best device for reading and annotating PDFs?

What's the best device for reading and annotating PDFs? I'm trying to decide between a tablet pc (maybe the Lenovo X220T), a netbook fitted with a PixelQi screen, an Entourage Edge, an OLPC, or some sort of e-reader. Any other suggestions, are of course, welcome. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Aug 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Short, free books for a book club

Public domain book club books? [more inside]
posted by bq on Jun 21, 2011 - 29 answers

What Big E-Readers You Have - Recommendations for Grandma

Please recommend a great simple e-reader for an extremely a-technical elderly non-computer user. [more inside]
posted by eytanb on May 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Better ereader than Sony PRS-600?

Looking to replace my PRS-600 Sony Reader. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on May 18, 2011 - 9 answers

What's a good small, light, pen-powered digital notetaking machine?

Help me find the ultimate electronic notetaking device? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 8, 2011 - 12 answers

There can only be one ring to rule them all. Or not.

Kindle3 or Color Nook or Samsung Tab or just sticking with dead trees? I've been reading so many reviews, forums, tech support, askme posts, that my head is spinning and I don't know what to think. The new Kindle and Nook are supposedly vastly better than their predecessors, so I'm hoping mefites with new holiday toys might be able to shed some light. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jan 16, 2011 - 19 answers

How to buy e-reader in Chicago airport?

Can I buy an e-reader in or near Chicago O'Hare airport while transiting? [more inside]
posted by BobsterLobster on Jan 8, 2011 - 7 answers

What e-reader should I buy?

I am a student in Canada - what ereader is right for me? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Jan 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Anyone know about reading comic books on Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc?

Anyone know about reading comic books on Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc? [more inside]
posted by twintone on Nov 18, 2010 - 12 answers

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