My soon to be 12 year old is hankering for a Kindle as his only gift this year. He's responsible with his electronics and takes extremely good care of them. I have no hesitation on that end.
Are there many free books for teens (he's a very avid and advanced reader). Also, with the way he goes through books, I just wonder how much I'll end up spending.
Anyone have any experience with their children and a Kindle?
Oh...and the libraries in my sleepy town haven't caught up with this technology, so that's not an option.
posted by littleflowers
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I cannot figure out how to transfer articles I've saved at Instapaper to my new Kindle 3. From what I read it ought to be possible, but after two days I can't set it up. If I understand correctly, Instapaper will email to my kindle email address the articles I select to be sent, and the Kindle is somehow supposed to receive them via my Wi-Fi.
Need I admit I'm a bit clueless? I need very specific step-by-step directions and or suggestions for finding / hiring somebody to set this up for me. I bought the Kindle mainly to be able to do this.
I work on Mac Book Pro.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Nov 6, 2010 -
What reference documents do you find useful to have on your electronic reader (kindle, iPhone, etc)? [more inside]
posted by rmd1023
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Lost my Kindle. 1. If I deregister, will it wipe my contact info as well, so that if anyone does find it and wants to return it to me, they'll be unable to? 2. Will I be unable to reregister the Kindle if I find it? 3. Anything else I can/should do?
posted by Busoni
on Oct 30, 2010 -
I run an elementary school library in an economically diverse urban neighborhood. I want to buy a couple ebook readers so that my kids can see what using them is like (and so I can learn about the issues around lending and using these devices.) Various questions inside. [more inside]
posted by carterk
on Oct 24, 2010 -
What's the best / easiest way to process / format material I've downloaded or copied from the web to read on Apple's Books app? On a Kindle? If I format for the Kindle, would the material be synced on both devices if I use the Kindle iPhone app as my reader? I've been using Calibre to rip ePubs, but there has to be an easier way than what I'm doing, which takes forever. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Oct 12, 2010 -
Does anybody know of additional article aggregation sites that link to instapaper? I'm currently using both givemesomethingtoread.com and longform.org, but would love to peruse more of they're out there.
posted by jimmereeno
on Oct 9, 2010 -
Experienced kindle users: is it better to convert all my existing ebooks to .mobi or should I leave it all as it is and only convert what doesn't work? [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Two Kindle Questions: Should I get the Kindle with or without 3G? Have people had problems uploading pdfs onto the new Kindles? [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist
on Oct 3, 2010 -
Kindle 3 abroad?
I'm looking to buy a Kindle and take it to Germany with me -- will I be able to download books from Amazon US without difficulties? Should I get the wifi or 3G version? [more inside]
posted by muckster
on Sep 19, 2010 -
I'm considering purchasing a Kindle (or other ebook reader depending on advice) primarily to read links sent it via Read It Later or Instapaper. Which is the best device for this type application, and what is the workflow like to get articles routinely routed to the ebook reader. I prefer a device that makes it as seamless and easy as possible. Any tips?
posted by Keith Talent
on Sep 1, 2010 -
I've been giddy with excitement and waiting anxiously for my kindle 3 ever since I ordered it a month ago--and then yesterday I read David Pougue's
review and the comments to his article. Now I am sad and depressed. They are saying horrible things like when you buy the eBooks they don't really belong to you and you can't share them and worst of all I won't be able to read the eBooks from my public library on the kindle. Can this be true? Should I just pack up the kindle and send it back? Woe is me.
posted by sandra194
on Aug 26, 2010 -
Cost aside, should I swap an iPod Touch + NYTimes app with a Kindle + NYTimes subscription? My iPod Touch is too distracting; a Kindle would be less so. On the other hand, I love the free NYT app. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga
on Aug 20, 2010 -
It's hard to ignore the Kindle and e-book readers in general and while I am not against the technology, as a huge believer in, user and supporter of The Public Library I am a little concerned about what this kind of technology will do to access for all. How does the Kindle etc fit into the equation? [more inside]
posted by nnk
on Aug 5, 2010 -
eBooks: In what ways have they impacted the incomes and/or business models of professional writers and novelists? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Jul 7, 2010 -
: should I buy the Kindle or Apple iBooks version? Specifically, I'm worried about footnote
support. Naturally, I have an iPad so I have the luxury to choose!
posted by Hammerikaner
on Jun 25, 2010 -
I'm considering getting an ebook reader, and I'm trying to decide between the Kindle and the Nook. If I get a Kindle, am I leashing myself to the Amazon store? If I get a Nook, could I buy books from other stores or borrow ebooks from my library? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2
on Jun 6, 2010 -
Questions regarding publishing my (already published) book as an e-book. [more inside]
posted by sively
on Jun 1, 2010 -
Can I use an iPad for something I haven't purchased? Specifically, do the ebook apps only work on content I've bought or obtained through either Amazon or the iBookstore? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on May 5, 2010 -
I am in the process of preparing to move to London for the next four years to attend college. As I have sold off a large portion of my beloved library, I don't want to find myself doing the same exercise in 4.5 years time when I return to the US.
Coming late to the ebook reader dance, I ask you which of these two will be the better choice in light of current capabilities (and in addition to the fact that I want a reader to buy and read books, extras do not figure into the equation) - the Kindle or the Nook?
posted by caveat empress
on Apr 29, 2010 -
Considering a Kindle, but I have one big hang-up: all the books I already own. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by po822000
on Apr 7, 2010 -
I'm sure most of you remember last year's Kindle debacle, when Amazon deleted copies of 1984 from users' machines
. Now I've heard that Amazon can also track the highlight function, and stores the information of how
users read. Is this true? Are there other Kindle-spylike things that Amazon can do/is doing?
posted by sdn
on Mar 4, 2010 -
How can I use ruby/shell scripts to edit a .mobi file for my Kindle? [more inside]
posted by jacob
on Mar 3, 2010 -
How do you like your kindle? Knowing what you know now, would you buy it again? How can I make a kindle/ebook experience better? [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Feb 24, 2010 -
What is the difference between Eject and Safely Remove Hardware in Vista? [more inside]
posted by dave99
on Dec 13, 2009 -
I'm looking for the best E-Book Reader that will easily highlight the text. I'm in grad school and am an inveterate highlighter. I can't seem to find a review discussing which reader is best at this feature - Amazon Kindle, Sony Daily, or B&N nook?
posted by roundrock
on Nov 30, 2009 -
In January, I'm leaving the US for Europe, where I'll be for the next six months, if not more. I want to buy an E-reader, so I can continue to read books in English, and also to save myself from lugging books back and forth. Given the circumstances, seems to me the best choice is to buy a Kindle 2 right now. Am I right? [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Nov 27, 2009 -
Help! I've broken my kindle! The case popped open in the corner after I dropped it and I can't get it back together. Hopefully mechanically minded people can help! [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish
on Nov 3, 2009 -
I have a new laptop which has my entire library of itunes on it. Everytime I hook up my ipod, it tells me that my device is linked to a different itunes (the one on my old laptop), and asks if I want to erase the entire contents of the device and replace with the new itunes content. This would be fine, except that I have about 20 books on the kindle app that I don't want to lose [more inside]
posted by newpotato
on Aug 12, 2009 -