Sunday, October 3, 2010

What Do You Want In an eReader?

Hello Everyone,

Do you know what you want in an eReader? I don't have one yet, but I do know what I want.

My eReader is for reading only. I don't want to do anything else but read with my eReader. When I read it's escape time. I don't want an Ipad where I can get the news, internet, music, email, etc. Leave me alone, I want to read. Do you understand?

Something else I want is an eReader for under a hundred dollars or less (preferably around $50.00) with wonderful formatting that will not mess up when it's downloaded. I don't want the battery to die and take away all the books I paid good money for when I bought and downloaded them.

Next, I want an eReader where I can buy my books anywhere I want to. I don't want Kindle because I have to buy all my books at Amazon. I don't want a Sony where I have to buy a book at the Sony store, and I don't want a Nook, so I must buy books at B&N. I don't want my choice taken away from me. I want to go anywhere to buy a novel. It's my right.

Okay folks, what do you want?

Until next Sunday, have a great week.



Rebecca Royce said...

I have the Kindle and I love it but I'd really, really prefer to be able to put books on it that aren't necessarily from Amazon since there are often books I want that aren't sold on Amazon

J Hali said...

Hi Sandy, I've been happy with the mini comp in place of a reader. I can read on it, but if need be--it does come in handy when you travel!!

Sandy said...

Thank you, Rebecca. That is exactly the way I feel.

Sandy said...

Thanks, J. Hali. Can you enlarge the font and if you can does it change the formatting?

amber polo said...

I've had a Sony for a long time. It does what I want. I like the screen and enlarged font capability. Right now I have no interest in the Kindle or Nook for I feel they are tied to purchasing books.
I get books in many ways and like that my Sony allows me to control what I load from my computer. (I like control!)
A friend (in her late 70s) has a Kindle and buys loads of books from Amazon and loves it.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Amber.

I appreciate your comment.

MiaMarlowe said...

I've recently come to the ebook party, through my cell phone of all things! I originally got it because I wanted something that would be easy to learn to text on. Turns out, the thing does everything but my laundry.

I've been reading ebooks on the Kindle app and I love it. Because I always have my cellphone, I always have a book to read, in a font of my own choosing. The screen is backlit, so I can read in bed without bothering the DH. The only thing I can't do with it is read outside.

Toni Noel said...

I agree that I don't want the phone or any other app interrupting my reading time, but I'm afraid you are at least five years away from getting what you want for $50.00. In the meantime, I love my NOOK.

Toni Noel

Jill James said...

I love my Nook. I want an ereader for reading. It doesn't need to jump through hoops, just let me read. I went with the Nook because I practically live at B&N. My husband says we should own stock since I am keeping them in business. LOL I want ereaders to have the same format so you can download any book, anywhere.

Sandy said...

Wow, Mia, it does a lot. More than I want. lol

Thanks for your comment.

Sandy said...

LOL Thanks, Toni. You're probably right about the $50.00.

With your Nook, is it true you can only buy at B&N?

Sandy said...

Thanks, Jill. I agree. That's what I want.

Linda LaRoque said...

I purchased the Nook and can also buy books at fictionwise and other online book stores. There is an application you download at B&N where you can upload documents so I buy pdfs and put them on my Nook along with the books I get at B&N. One thing I like is that I don't have to convert them first. Now, I haven't learned how to save the ones I buy at B&N so hubby can read them on his Palm.

I read Sony is coming out with a backlit reader for $99 before Christmas. I wish I'd waited but I did buy one of B&N's book lights and it works very well. The battery lasts a long time. If it goes dead, you still shouldn't lose the books you've purchased.

Someone told me that Amazon Kindle books were cheaper than Nooks. I'm not sure about that but do know the big name author's books can be 14.00 plus dollars.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Linda. Interesting information.

I want to be able to buy my books through the publisher because that shuts out the middleman and the author makes more.

Paris said...

I like my Sony and am able to download books from other sites onto my computer and then load them onto my reader. I'm with you, all I want to do is read! I don't want to be interrupted:-)

Christie Craig said...

I don't one yet either, Sandy. But I'm about to break down and ask Santa for one. I don't know what I want yet, but your post was helpful and got me thinking.



Marianne Stephens said...

I had a Sony and this year got a Kindle. You can get books elsewhere and still put them on your Kindle. There's a process for doing this yourself. And, I think Kindle will also do this for you if you contact them and send the book to them.
I love my Kindle.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Paris.

Would I be able to use a Sony on my publisher's website to download a book?

Sandy said...

Thanks, Christie. Glad to have helped.

I'm still needing more information yet before I decide. Smile.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Marianne.

I'm not sure, but I think I can buy a book from my publisher to my computer, and then transfer it to a Kindle. I might be able to do that with Nook and Sony, but I need to find out for sure.