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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

 

Kindle screensaver images

What are some good images for a 3rd-gen Kindle's screensaver / cover? [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Mar 15, 2012 - 7 answers

No Glee in Mudville

Our new Kindle Fire is great, but it tells us we need to update our Flash Player when we want to watch Glee. If I try to DL the new file from the Adobe message, it seems to stall right after it starts. If I go to settings, it shows that Flash is " Always on". I haven't tried any other shows on FOX, but it seems to work fine for NBC stuff. Any Ideas?
posted by lobstah on Mar 14, 2012 - 9 answers

I've read a lot of books. Now I want to do something productive.

Is there a way to download a list, en masse, of ALL the digital books I've bought via Amazon.com? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Does it make sense to consider the iRiver Story HD for an eBook reader purchase?

Is it foolish to consider buying an iRiver Story HD as my first eBook reader? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Mar 5, 2012 - 8 answers

OK, you got me, I'm reading at work...

[Book Filter] I'm looking for books with small, bite sized chapters for easy reading on my phone... [more inside]
posted by Busmick on Mar 5, 2012 - 15 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

Kindle without amazon

If I cancel my Amazon account, how will it affect my kindle? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Feb 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Online Book Publishing Workflow?

Online Book publishing: ebook, kindle, epub, ibook - can this be done without a million different programs and converters? [more inside]
posted by artlung on Feb 23, 2012 - 13 answers

How to make TXT files into kindle with chapters?

How do I turn a TXT file to a Kindle file (with chapters), using OpenOffice in between? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Feb 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Does anybody have any experiences using Ebooks for graduate level study? In particular Kindle books or books from Coursemart? Making citations?

I'm going to be taking a few graduate courses online while traveling abroad. I need three textbooks. All three are available for the Kindle through Amazon. Only two are available through Coursemart. I bought a tablet with the hopes I could use it for the texts and avoid carrying three more books with me when traveling. I see two potential problems, that being said my question ultimately has two parts: [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Feb 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Help a Wishy-washy technophile

Ipad vs Fire. We had this question which is related but not directly to mine. [more inside]
posted by notned on Feb 14, 2012 - 21 answers

My stolen Kindle has been returned - should I file a police report?

Should I file a police report about a stolen Kindle that has since been returned to me? The thief used the device to make purchases on Amazon as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 - 46 answers

How do I construct a url to search Amazon's kindle store?

How do I construct a URL so that it will search Amazon's Kindle store with any text I append to the end of it? I can create one to search all of Amazon (by simply taking the URL I get as the result of an ordinary search and adding words to the end), but I can't find a way of specifying in the URL that it should only search the Kindle store.
posted by humblepigeon on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

A kindle/instapaper/readability/calibre question for you, gentle (electronic) reader

I'm having no luck transferring the *complete* web page of 197 responses to this question posed by edge.org (previously on the blue, I think) to my little friend, a Kindle Keyboard (aka Kindle 3). I've tried using both Instapaper and Readability, but I think there's code in the webpage to disable a complete scraping. I'm also attempting to use calibre, and if anybody has a recipe that downloads a plain web page (probably using something called "web2disk") in calibre, I'm all ears.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 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

How can I automatically get Harper's Weekly Review on my kindle?

How can I automatically get Harper's Weekly Review on my Kindle? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jan 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Publishing a magazine electronically - who should I be asking?

I'm helping a Chinese magazine put out an electronic English edition. In addition to the Kindle and Apple iVenues, what are other platforms where we should be distributing this? They're hoping to achieve as wide a paid readership as possible without having to pay impossible listing fees. It's a magazine on the Chinese advertising industry. Are there any advertising industry-specific platforms I should be aware of?
posted by saysthis on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 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

Order my zombie.

I have three folders on my Kindle.. Fiction, Non-fiction and Reference. Where do I place 'The Zombie Survival Guide'?
posted by Frasermoo on Dec 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Kindle 2 Help

Need someone with a Kindle 2 to walk me through a really simple task, because my screen is a little bit broken and I can't see something. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Dec 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Give Me Your Recs For the Best Free eBooks!

Recommend some free e-books for Kindle? [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor on Dec 25, 2011 - 25 answers

Perfect e-book reader

Wanted: a large e-book reader with e-ink and PDF support. Does anyone know of such a product or if one is in the works? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Dec 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Free Kindle Book book

When I had the first generation Kindle I had an e-book that was basically an index of free e-books that were in the public domain, and the title of each book was actually a hyper-link that would let you download a copy of said book right to the home screen of the Kindle. Does anyone know where I could get another copy of that book? [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Dec 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Which Kindle? Real world experiences?

[Kindle Filter - Snowflake v9.7.1] I think I want a Kindle, but not to read Amazon books. Looking for real world experience from Kindle owners using Gutenberg books and Instapaper. Specifically Kindle 4 and Kindle Touch. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Help Santa setup a Kindle

"Santa" is going to be bringing my 8 year old daughter a Kindle (newest one; none touch/Fire). How should I recommend he set it up so he can: 1. Install a note from him for when she 1st opens the gift/turns it on 2. Help me setup a account for her (she has one for a amazon wishlist)
posted by ShawnString on Dec 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Save money or save trees?

Magazine subscriptions on Kindle: Save money or save trees? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Kindle Fire or iPod Touch?

Kindle Fire or iPod Touch for my disabled dad? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Dec 6, 2011 - 23 answers

Kindle vs. iPad for the courtroom?

What tablet device should I buy to help me be more productive and efficient in the courtroom? I'm really tempted by the low price tag on the Kindle Fire but I'm a little worried at all the negative reviews. [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Dec 2, 2011 - 19 answers

The future of news?

Best magazine (newspaper, or other publication) for tablet? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Dec 2, 2011 - 4 answers

You might as well burn that $200

So I've got a Kindle Fire - I don't need an interface to the Amazon ecosystem so I'll probably never use it - unless.... I root it. So... [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Vanity Fair books feature

Vanity Fair feature on the future of book publishing? I've been told there was an excellent one about a year ago, but I cannot find it. Does it exist?
posted by rhymer on Nov 21, 2011 - 4 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

Publishing a 50 page summary of a textbook?

Does producing and publishing a free "Cliffnotes" type document sound legal? [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Nov 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Popup footnotes in an e-book app

Are there any iPad e-book reading apps that implement footnotes as a popup? [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Nov 6, 2011 - 2 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

Kindle email, whispernet and personal documents

Kindle email, whispernet and personal documents [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Oct 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Are there still benefits to traditional publishing or should we try self-publishing?

My husband wrote a novel a few years back. It has pretty much sat in our house in digital and a print-out form. I will not comment on how the major publishing houses tend to not come searching in your house for The Next Great American Novel... *ahem* But what SHOULD he do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Why do teh ebooks bad so look?

Why are pirated/cracked ebooks commonly of such low quality? This is for an academic paper. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Oct 11, 2011 - 15 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

It's mine and I want to read it where I like.

Adobe Digital Edition - how do I get away from it? [more inside]
posted by adamvasco on Oct 10, 2011 - 9 answers

First-world Kindle angst...

Talk about first world problems... Which Kindle do I buy? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 8, 2011 - 25 answers

How to read TeX-works on my Kindle

Instapaper + Kindle is reading bliss. How do I extend this bliss to PDF documents with annoying formatting? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Why is my Kindle formatting weird?

Kindle formatting gone wild. I've been working on converting a .PDF to a Kindle File (.mobi) and I'm almost there . . .except for one pesky problem. [more inside]
posted by sideofwry on Oct 3, 2011 - 3 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

More Rumpole, Please!

More books like Mortiner's Rumpole of the Bailey? [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto on Sep 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Comix recommendations for the Kindle

Comix recommendations for the Kindle 3? [more inside]
posted by beshtya on Sep 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Bargain Lit for the Kindle

Please recommend books you enjoyed that are 99 cents or less for the Kindle. Bonus: blogs that cover the same. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Sep 9, 2011 - 37 answers

Save my kindle!

Can I fix my stepped on kindle? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Aug 31, 2011 - 12 answers

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