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sheeps

Now I know...

That this has been discussed before, but, I am getting a Kindle for Christmas.

What kind of free downloads can you get and how much cheaper are regular downloads?

There, Iv'e said it.
Late Doors

What? you know what you are getting for Christmas? Where's the christmas spirit in that ? Its exactly that kind of consumer commercialism thats killing it.

I've got a kindle and have not downloaded a single thing so can i jump onto this spiritless commercialism for any pointers
carp

Mrs C has one and loves it. A lot of titles in the Kindle store come up relatively cheap. Also regular books for a quid offers. Not sure of the quality of these. You can effectively carry loads of books around with you in your cloud so ideal for holidays, reference etc. The newer models have screens you can read in sun light. Books are great Kindles are versatile and great imo.
Dock

Savings on regular paperbacks are about approx 2-3. A paperback would average at 7.99 in the shops, but the kindle version would be 5.99 or 4.99.

Re Free downloads. All the 'classics' like Dickens, Hardy, Tolstoy and co. are free because they are over a hundred years old and out of copyright. Some contemporary writers will also do short stories as one-offs that are free. I got a Roddy Doyle last year for nowt. Also there are a lot of good titles that are 3.99.

I've had two kindles since 2011 (they are like mobile phones in that they have a shelf life and the buttons can freeze and pack up sometimes*) and have read more than eighty books on them and I can honestly say it's my favorite medium for reading. I've found I read more than I used to when I just read printed books. Even if you have to replace a kindle, the cost is nothing compared to what you save over the years on printed versions. Top tip: Get a case for it, one of the hard plastic ones so the screen is kept safe and scratch-free. The printed word is alive and well and book sales are healthy. There is room for both printed and electronic but the convieinece of browsing Amazon and then getting a book downloaded to you're kindle within seconds is an amazing thing that hasn't lost its novelty to me personally since I got a kindle.

*You're books from the old device aren't lost, just transferred to the new one.
Forest

Lots of free and reduced price stuff on here


http://landers.bookbub.com/covers...;gclid=CL2J99awwdACFQ2eGwodfU4Awg
fartcatcher

I asked for a Kindle last year and my request was declined as I 'never read anything anyway'.
sheeps

Thanks all, useful.
Late Doors

Finally getting my reading mojo back gradualy now. Im still at the liking books stage, their smell and feel. Got a few paperbacks to go at but then i fear it will be kindle time for me also.
Late Doors

Finally getting my reading mojo back gradualy now. Im still at the liking books stage, their smell and feel. Got a few paperbacks to go at but then i fear it will be kindle time for me also.

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