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Old April 4 2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

Mine was Seven Deadly Sins from the iBooks store. I'll probably add "Unspoken Truth" and a few others for a long flight in May.

I also loaded a slew of SCE/COE omnibuses for the eReader app that I've been using on my iPod Touch. I'm hoping they enhance eReader to take better advantage of the iPad's bigger screen size.
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Old April 4 2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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I'm hoping they enhance eReader to take better advantage of the iPad's bigger screen size.
The actual eReader app probably won't, since Barnes & Noble seems to be intent on killing eReader and Fictionwise by pieces. They're working on a B&N Reader app for iPad, but I don't remember how their existing iPhone app (nor know about their new one, obviously!) handles eReader content purchased elsewhere.
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Old April 4 2010, 03:44 AM   #3
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

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Mine was Seven Deadly Sins from the iBooks store. I'll probably add "Unspoken Truth" and a few others for a long flight in May.

I also loaded a slew of SCE/COE omnibuses for the eReader app that I've been using on my iPod Touch. I'm hoping they enhance eReader to take better advantage of the iPad's bigger screen size.
Would you mind taking a photo of the iPad displaying this please? One of the pages in the middle someplace would do nicely. Thanks.
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Old April 4 2010, 05:42 AM   #4
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

I bought the Vanguard novel Precipice. Mostly as a test for it's book reading abilities, but also because I want to read it. I'm loving this thing so far and it only arrived today!
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Old April 4 2010, 07:54 PM   #5
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

Let us all know how it 'feels' reading on the iPad; both holding-wise and screenwise.

I'm still not sure it'll be any joy reading books being a 'lit screen' - but let me know!
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Old April 5 2010, 12:42 AM   #6
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

How many Trek ebooks are available via the iBooks app?
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Old April 5 2010, 05:11 AM   #7
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

Looks like 91 by my count. I didn't look at all the titles though.

I find it comfortable reading on the iPad, but then I'm not an avid reader so I don't spend hours at a time reading. I can only read a few chapters at a time before my brain starts to wander. So I started my iPad reading experience last night in bed. Very comfortable experience.
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Old April 5 2010, 05:49 PM   #8
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

How can you guys afford to lay down so much for these things?

I can't even afford a new eReader.
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Old April 5 2010, 09:15 PM   #9
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I don't remember how their existing iPhone app (nor know about their new one, obviously!) handles eReader content purchased elsewhere.
It doesn't. When I emailed B&N support and asked if they would support this, they said that they had no plans to.
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Old April 6 2010, 03:02 PM   #10
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How can you guys afford to lay down so much for these things?

I can't even afford a new eReader.
Any number of reasons, high paid employment would be my best bet though.

I on the other hand didn't think they were going to be out just yet, or are they just out in the North American market so far?
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Old April 6 2010, 07:00 PM   #11
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

I spent my tax return on it, but it hasn't come yet because I pre-ordered the 3G version.

I will most likely download the SCE omnibuses, if available, and definitely any new book coming out. I am still behind by a few, and I have been postponing buying them until the iPad arrives.

My Dual USB iBook bit the dust, so I'm down to the family iMac until the iPad arrives. I'm not really Jones-ing, though, as that iMac is a killer! Still, having to wait is taking a lot of my patience, and it's fair to say I am champing at the bit. I stopped in a store and played with it over the weekend. That just made me want it more!
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Old April 8 2010, 03:20 AM   #12
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Synthesis.

I should note that the kindle app is awesone compared to apples iBooks app. So i mgay still purchase from amazon.

The iPad is mouch heavier than a kindle so it can fatigue the hands and reading at night (dark) strains the eyeballs quite a bit.
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Old May 1 2010, 04:58 AM   #13
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

I'm leaning towards Seven Deadly Sins as my first ebook. Can only get it through Kindle at present, though. I would have preferred iBooks.
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Old May 2 2010, 05:50 AM   #14
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Re: iPad Owners: What was the first Star Trek title you bought/loaded?

Never mind, I see all the Trek ebooks are back in iBooks! W00t!
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Old May 3 2010, 12:00 AM   #15
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I'm leaning towards Seven Deadly Sins as my first ebook. Can only get it through Kindle at present, though. I would have preferred iBooks.
Please do all eBook readers a favor and do not buy any eBooks via iBooks. You will just be confirming that this disaster that Apple started is a good idea. Please help Apple to sink when it comes to eBooks.
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