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alj
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PostSubject: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyMon Jul 27, 2009 12:06 pm

I just got an email re a new, free, ebook reader from Barnes and Noble. I just downloaded it to my iphone and got six free books: Mirriam Webster Dictionary, Last of the Mohicans, Little Women, Dracula, and two Jane Austens: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Just thought you guys might be interested.

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PostSubject: Re: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyMon Jul 27, 2009 12:37 pm

If anyone is interested, you can download the ereader here:

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PostSubject: Re: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyMon Jul 27, 2009 12:43 pm

I believe that B&N bought Fictionwise ebooks. Therefore the need for ereader. As I mentioned in another thread, "Times, they are a changing."
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyMon Jul 27, 2009 3:21 pm

Thanks for the link because the dirty, rotten scoundrels did not send me an email offering a free reader. I had just read a lengthy story about B&N going into competition with the Kindle.
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PostSubject: Re: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyMon Jul 27, 2009 3:39 pm

B&N's ereader is a free download - including the six books mentioned. Nice little book package...
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PostSubject: Re: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyMon Jul 27, 2009 4:02 pm

I just downloaded the thing. Pretty amazing, really. Most books are available for $9.99 or less.
The big question, and no one knows the answer, is what effect this and all the other electronic developments will have on writer royalties in the near future.
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PostSubject: Re: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyMon Jul 27, 2009 4:29 pm

Most publisher agreements now include a percentage from ebook sales, generally higher than print books. However, there is quite a debate over pricing; so one doesn't know.
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PostSubject: Re: Free B&N ebook reader   Free B&N ebook reader EmptyTue Jul 28, 2009 6:30 am

I'm pleased with the reader, too. My cell phone's screen is about 2 1/2 by 4 inches. I can choose the font and size, or whether I want a white screen with black letters or a black screen with white letters, which seems to be easier to read in low light or at night. It's surprisingly legible, and fits comfortably in my hand.

Right now I'm rereading Sense and Sensibility, one of the free books. Other classics are only $4.99.
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