Cheap e-book readers discussion



  • LouiseTopp
    LouiseTopp Forumite Posts: 170 Forumite
    I would like a Kindle fire for when I can't get near a PC. can I send and receive e-mails on this as well as download books and magazines please?
  • alanb1
    alanb1 Forumite Posts: 8 Forumite
    Has anyone used the binatone colour ereader? I have seen it on ebay for £25 inc postage
    I have a Kindle which is very good but resent being tied to Amazons evil empire for buying books and have no techie ability to change formats of books.
    Thanks Alan:EasterBun
  • lazystar
    lazystar Forumite Posts: 27 Forumite
    im not sure of the best place to post- ive scrolled through quite a bit & not found an answer.
    ive just bought a nook but i also have an older kobo.
    ive read that epub can be formatted on calibre ?

    but my question is if i want to buy a new book that has just been published can i share it to the kobo so my mum can read it ?

    and do i buy the book from nook or kobo and then how do i share if its on my account or do i buy it from somewhere else alltogether ?

    sorry im a newbie!
    thankyou for any help
  • fritzb43
    fritzb43 Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    Hi from the USA - Two things to keep in mind as of Oct.16, 2013:

    1. Essentially the Kindles are simply a delivery system for Amazon products.
    2. Barnes & Noble is in extreme financial trouble and they are rumored to have made the decision to *discontinue* the entire Nook family.

    You may want to factor the above into any buying decision. Regards Fritz
  • Leanne_Murray
    Leanne_Murray Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    Hi - Studio are selling the Kindle Paperwhite for:£98.99 with free delivery for new customers:
  • LeChat_2
    LeChat_2 Forumite Posts: 5 Forumite
    WH Smith has it's range of Kobos on special offer at the moment. A mini is £30 and a touch is £40 - can't post a link as I'm too new. I've just got a kobo mini as a way to ease into accepting that my kindle keyboard is *actually* broken and I'd definitely recommend them, (even though the first one I bought was faulty and it took some convincing of the Smith's staff that it was broken rather than me just being technically incompetent. The conversation went: Me: There's an issue with the way that the memory is formatted. It's not something you can repair so can I get a replacement please? Shop assistant (with a let's humour the woman smile): Let me just see if I can set it up for you... cut to 15 minutes later Ah, yes, it looks like an issue with the way the memory is formatted, we'll need to replace this. *Face palm.*) Anyway, I digress.

    The point is that now I have a fully functional mini, it's really good. And cost £29.99. I'm tempted to get a second one as a backup given how cheap they are at the moment.
  • hotspot46
    hotspot46 Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie

    Amazon are now doing a new Kindle for £59. Just about to get one :-)
  • Enterprise_1701C
    Enterprise_1701C Forumite Posts: 23,409
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    I have a Kobo Touch and am delighted with it :D The battery lasts me a good 6 weeks and I used Calibre to put all the books on it that I want.

    I would also say that I have never once paid for an ebook :D
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
  • jaldijeno
    jaldijeno Forumite Posts: 4 Newbie
    Is it serious if a new kindle takes forever to charge?

    I have no experience of kindles and have just bought a kindle keyboard which is "new" from a company Home and Garden store on Ebay. They do have good feedback scores but I am concerned and welcome any input.

    Instructions online and on the manual say it should charge in 4-6 hours and the light will go green.
    It had 24hours and the light still didnt go green.

    I contact the company and they say that I can have it looked at by them as I seem to "feel there is a problem"! rather than giving any info or acknowledging the actual likelihood of a problem. I assume they don't know anything and I am being patronised rather than helped. I am wondering if anyone has clear info/advice.
  • Coffeesteve
    Coffeesteve Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    Pocketbook are a european ereader company with a 15 at last count ereader stable. You are not tied to the various big company's and another advantage is each ereader is able to use at least 19 formats of ebook. They are very good quality, have good back up and relatively frequent updates. Nearest country either France or Germany, price in euros, quick delivery. Also, if you don't want to fork out too much money this time of year, they have a free ereader app simply called Pocketbook available for your android tablet with about the same number of formats from Googleplay. I have this app on 2 different android tablets, works very well, no problems, easy to load books into. The website is
    Thats as much detail as I can think of. Hope its useful.
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