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Kindle allows for book sharing on linked acnt
#11  tribble 11-20-2007, 04:55 AM
Quote TallMomof2
Only problem is that J K Rowling will not allow the books to be published electronically. I hope she changes her mind.
Well, i heard that this is not entirely true. She seems to be willing to publish electronically, but from what i heard, she wants an astronomically large sum up front, which probably could never be earned today, even with Harry Potter ebooks.
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#12  pilotbob 11-20-2007, 11:49 AM
Quote HarryT
They can be geographically dispersed with the Sony too. All you'd have to do would be to download the file from one PC, and then e-mail it (or whatever) to the owners of the other Readers.
I wasn't aware of that. So clarify, if the reader of the second user is registered to the same account then the downloaded file will work on it? But the other PC that they are synching with doesn't need to be registered?

Still alot more work then the Kindle... which I would get if I didn't already have the Sony. I will still get a Kindle if they are still going strong and the price goes under $200.

BOb
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#13  tirsales 11-20-2007, 02:05 PM
Quote tribble
Well, i heard that this is not entirely true. She seems to be willing to publish electronically, but from what i heard, she wants an astronomically large sum up front, which probably could never be earned today, even with Harry Potter ebooks.
As if she wouldn't own enough from royalties afterwards .. Oh well, whatever.
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#14  HarryT 11-20-2007, 04:04 PM
Quote pilotbob
I wasn't aware of that. So clarify, if the reader of the second user is registered to the same account then the downloaded file will work on it? But the other PC that they are synching with doesn't need to be registered?
That's right. All you need a PC to be registered for is to buy books - not load them onto the Reader.
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#15  nekokami 11-20-2007, 05:57 PM
Quote tribble
Well, i heard that this is not entirely true. She seems to be willing to publish electronically, but from what i heard, she wants an astronomically large sum up front, which probably could never be earned today, even with Harry Potter ebooks.
This is the first time I've heard that. Do you remember where you read or heard it?

I like the idea of everyone in the family being able to read off the same account, but the Kindle is too pricey for my family. And since they still don't have much in the way of books for kids, half my family wouldn't be interested anyway.

I'm very happy with my iLiad, but apart from that, the DRM and the fact that Amazon retains the right to examine what's on the device at any time kind of put me off. The Kindle could still end up being quite popular, but it's not the right device for me.

I wonder if part of the reason for the restrictive Kindle-only DRM was because they were worried about making back their hardware investment... if so, it would seem that they didn't need to worry about that after all.
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