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Old April 17 2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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E Book help needed

I am finally at a place in my life where I am willing to sit with a Star Trek e-book in addition to all the novels I have in the "dead tree" format. I am however a complete "noob" when it comes to the format.
I do not have anything other than a generic tablet to use unless it is somehow possible to get the Star Trek e-books downloaded to my home computer or some account somewhere.
Can anyone offer assistance other than to say "Get this or that name brand tablet..."?
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Old April 17 2014, 10:21 PM   #2
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What generic tablet do you have?
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Old April 17 2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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Re: E Book help needed

Something called a NextBook I picked up at Wal-Mart. Got it for the kids. They know more about this stuff than I do.
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Old April 17 2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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Re: E Book help needed

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I've been using Calibre for years. Import all your files and then move them to the tablet through USB.
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Old April 17 2014, 10:33 PM   #5
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The NextBook runs on Android, so I think your easiest solution is to use Amazon.com, buy books in Kindle format, then put this on your tablet: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=165849822

(If that link doesn't work from your tablet, then find the google play store from your tablet and search for "Kindle", it'll be there.)

If you feel really enthusiastic about ebooks, you can buy an actual Kindle device later on, and your books will all automatically transfer.
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Old April 17 2014, 10:43 PM   #6
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Thanks. I was unaware of the ability to get Kindle format on this pad. Now I just need to compile a list of the e-only books I haven't read in the Star Trek line.
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Old April 17 2014, 11:04 PM   #7
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Re: E Book help needed

I'd suggest buying a Kindle. Not only is it utterly simple to get books, the screen is hugely better for text than a normal tablet.
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Old April 18 2014, 06:47 AM   #8
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Re: E Book help needed

After owning two Nooks, I switched over a Nexus 7 and started using the Kindle app instead of the Nook one and honestly, I like the Kindle a lot better. Once I'm finshed with the books I bought on my last Nook, I'm going to be switching entirely to the Kindle app.
So if it's between those two, I would recommend the Kindle app. You can also buy e-books from the Google Play store, which is the store Android app store, but I haven't tried that yet myself.
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Old April 18 2014, 08:27 AM   #9
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Re: E Book help needed

I've got a Nook - it's rubbish. My Kindle is far superior.

I stand by getting an e-reader over a tablet though, it's a far better reading experience.
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Old April 18 2014, 03:29 PM   #10
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Re: E Book help needed

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After owning two Nooks, I switched over a Nexus 7 and started using the Kindle app instead of the Nook one and honestly, I like the Kindle a lot better. Once I'm finshed with the books I bought on my last Nook, I'm going to be switching entirely to the Kindle app.
I'd say that Kindle has the more usable app, but Nook does a better job formatting the books (supporting hyphenation, higher-resolution images, and for older books better formatting). It really depends on what's important to you as a reader.
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Old April 18 2014, 04:14 PM   #11
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I was originally against ebooks as I did not like looking at computer screen for too long but then I bought the kindle and just fell in love with it.
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Old April 18 2014, 04:16 PM   #12
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Relayer1 wrote: View Post
I'd suggest buying a Kindle. Not only is it utterly simple to get books, the screen is hugely better for text than a normal tablet.
dstyer wrote:
Can anyone offer assistance other than to say "Get this or that name brand tablet..."?
I mean... come on. He's already got one.
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Old April 18 2014, 05:01 PM   #13
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For the few e-books I have, I've downloaded the Kobo app for the iPad, iPhone and desktop. Of course, here in Canada, from what I've heard, Kobo the biggest of the e-book readers/apps.
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Old April 18 2014, 05:38 PM   #14
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Re: E Book help needed

I have a nook hd+ though I am gonna up grade to the samsung note this year
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Old April 18 2014, 06:07 PM   #15
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I'd suggest buying a Kindle. Not only is it utterly simple to get books, the screen is hugely better for text than a normal tablet.
dstyer wrote:
Can anyone offer assistance other than to say "Get this or that name brand tablet..."?
I mean... come on. He's already got one.
OK, any reader with e-ink beats any shiny screened tablet.
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