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Old February 10 2011, 08:46 AM   #481
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Those classics are available for free nearly all over the net.
Personally, I'd use the versions you can get at mobileread.com, since these are edited by people who love ereading.
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Old February 10 2011, 03:29 PM   #482
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The K3 is using the new Pearl screen. So yes, it will be faster then the nook. My 650 also uses the same Peal screen and it is faster then the 600. When the nook first came out, screen changes were very slow. The 1.5 firmware made page turns what they should be for the Vizplex screen.
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Old February 10 2011, 03:44 PM   #483
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I know. I didn't mean to imply Nook's don't have free books. I simply wanted to point out for new people to this thread, that eReaders have a vast selection of free literature to choose from.
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Old February 13 2011, 02:13 AM   #484
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Those classics are available for free nearly all over the net.
Personally, I'd use the versions you can get at mobileread.com, since these are edited by people who love ereading.
I second this. I've read a lot of classics from mobileread on my Kindle. Those folks do great work.
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Old February 13 2011, 05:39 PM   #485
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Indeed. Classics like the Sherlock Holmes canon should not be missed, and their free availability on most e-readers makes them irresistable.
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Old February 26 2011, 07:11 AM   #486
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Just spent a very unproductive few hours trying to find 'Resistance' as a DRM-free eBook at a site that sells in Australia. Is anyone aware of such a site?
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Old February 26 2011, 04:44 PM   #487
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As far as I know, Trek books aren't available DRM-free anywhere.
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Old February 27 2011, 03:18 AM   #488
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As far as I know, Trek books aren't available DRM-free anywhere.
Very true. Star Trek eBooks are only sold with DRM.
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Old February 27 2011, 03:34 AM   #489
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Does anyone know if there is a specific reason why the Doctor Who and Torchwood ebooks are available for the Kindle but not the Nook? They are the series I've come across that are on Kindle but not Nook. And as a huge DW fan it really pisses me off.
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Old February 27 2011, 02:50 PM   #490
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Does anyone know if there is a specific reason why the Doctor Who and Torchwood ebooks are available for the Kindle but not the Nook? They are the series I've come across that are on Kindle but not Nook. And as a huge DW fan it really pisses me off.
Give Borders a try. They do have a bunch of Dr. Who and Torchwood eBooks. Also, Kobo as well.
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Old February 27 2011, 04:19 PM   #491
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Can Borders ebooks be read on a Nook?
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Old February 27 2011, 05:04 PM   #492
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Can Borders ebooks be read on a Nook?
Yes and so can Sony books but you have to "authorize" them with ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) and sideload to your library on the nook. If you have a nook color you could softroot the device and install the Kindle reader on it and have the best of both worlds!

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Old February 27 2011, 05:15 PM   #493
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Cool. It still seems weird that Barnes & Noble doesn't have them though.
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Old February 28 2011, 12:21 AM   #494
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Cool. It still seems weird that Barnes & Noble doesn't have them though.

I should tell you to be sure and select epub. If you do a search for Doctor Who on Borders website you will get everything in the ebook category but on the left it lets you select epub titles only.

I imagine B&N will eventually get the Dr. Who titles in ebook editions. Their library is growing every day. If they don't it's probably something to do with the publisher. I looked at their website and found the same was true for paperback editions. So it's not just an ebook issue. I noticed on Amazon that the books come from BBC Digital Services and that may have something to do with it. And Amazon only has ebooks of the latest series. None of the older titles.

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Old February 28 2011, 02:49 AM   #495
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And Amazon only has ebooks of the latest series. None of the older titles.
Later this year they're going to start rereleasing some of the older books - pretty much all of Lance Parkin's BBC Books titles, from what I understand - as ebooks.
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