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Kindle allows for book sharing on linked acnt
#1  dugbug 11-19-2007, 02:12 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/19/many-details-about-the-kindle/

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You can bind five or six devices to a single account, and share books you've purchased to those accounts. There's no simultaneous reading lock, so if you and your significant other are on the same Amazon account you can both read the same book at the same time on your Kindles.
That's sexy

-d
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#2  Alexander Turcic 11-19-2007, 02:13 PM
Would something similar work with Sony Connect?
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#3  HarryT 11-19-2007, 02:19 PM
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Would something similar work with Sony Connect?
Sure - it does work. You can register up to 5 Readers on the same Connect account and share books.
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#4  Alexander Turcic 11-19-2007, 02:19 PM
Quote HarryT
Sure - it does work. You can register up to 5 Readers on the same Connect account and share books.
I thought so. I just couldn't remember for sure.
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#5  da_jane 11-19-2007, 02:47 PM
Right, but only the Kindle devices can read the books. Not a PC.
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#6  pilotbob 11-19-2007, 02:50 PM
Quote HarryT
Sure - it does work. You can register up to 5 Readers on the same Connect account and share books.
Right, but each PC is considered a device. So, if you wanted to have 6 readers in seperate states you can't do it... you would be limited to basically 3 readers. Of course, if all the readers are in the same household and could all sync to the same PC, then that would work with Sony.

With Kindle... they can be geographically disperesed and still work. I would only have had to buy 1 copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the family rather than the 5 we bought.

BOb
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#7  TallMomof2 11-19-2007, 03:03 PM
Only problem is that J K Rowling will not allow the books to be published electronically. I hope she changes her mind.
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#8  Tom Swift 11-19-2007, 11:10 PM
She is worried about piracy if her books are released electronically. Talk about being out of the loop.
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#9  CCDMan 11-20-2007, 12:34 AM
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Right, but only the Kindle devices can read the books. Not a PC.
Having read a few books a my laptop in the old days, I can say that is not an issue. Since the Sony I would not even consider the eyestrain inducing read on any LCD or CRT device. So in that respect the Kindle is a bit better.

You could buy your whole family Kindles for XMas and they could all share their books, even if they live in another part of the world (assuming they have internet).

OK, now we will all be deluged with European folks who want us to buy them, send them, and share books. <g>
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#10  HarryT 11-20-2007, 03:33 AM
Quote pilotbob
Right, but each PC is considered a device. So, if you wanted to have 6 readers in seperate states you can't do it... you would be limited to basically 3 readers. Of course, if all the readers are in the same household and could all sync to the same PC, then that would work with Sony.

With Kindle... they can be geographically disperesed and still work. I would only have had to buy 1 copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the family rather than the 5 we bought.

BOb
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.
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