Category Archives: ereader

Finding eBooks You Can Read On Your eReader

A friend of mine owns a Kindle. He wanted to know why some eBooks he downloaded wouldn’t open. The Kindle family of eReaders use AZW or MOBI format, and they’re about the only ones that do (please “click here” to see a comparison chart of the top 10 eReaders). The majority of eReaders use EPUB format. The eBooks my friend downloaded were all in EPUB format and weren’t compatible with his Kindle (just like AZW and MOBI formats aren’t compatible with a most other eReaders, including the Nook).

So what do you do when you see an eBook you want to read, but it’s in the wrong format for your eReader? That’s easy! You convert the eBook’s format to one you can use! You can do that quickly and easily with Calibre!

So what is Calibre? I’ll let them tell you… “Calibre allows you to organize your e-book collection, convert e-books to various formats, and interact with your e-book reader, all in an intuitive and friendly manner.” Please “click here” to visit their website and learn more about what they have to offer! The best thing is Calibre is FREE!

Calibre is a great eReader too! You can read eBooks in all formats, highlight text, and add sticky notes. Check them out! I’ve been using Calibre and I love it!

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Refurbished NOOK Color for $169.00 + Free Shipping!

I’m a Barnes & Noble affiliate. I make a little money if you buy a Barnes & Noble product from my website. I love B&N and I’m proud to be associated with them. That being said, I want you to know I don’t make anything from this deal, but it’s too good not to tell you about it!

You can purchase a certified Barnes & Noble refurbished NOOK Color for just $169.00 and get free shipping!  It comes with 90 days of complementary phone support and a one year limited warranty! This is the real deal. It actually ships from Barnes & Noble! This special offer is $80.00 off the normal retail price of $249.00.

I’m a former Nokia repair technician and I can tell you this… Nokia’s refurbished phones were tested at a higher standard of quality control than their new phones. I don’t know if the NOOK Color refurbishment process is similar to Nokia’s, but I’m guessing it is. Based on my experience, I would purchase a refurbished product any day of the week and be confident it will be as good, if not better, then a new one!

If you would like to know more about this offer, please “click here.” I own a NOOK Color and I love it!

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Google Buys Motorola!

Google intends to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion with unanimous approval of both boards! Continue reading

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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Opens eBook Store!

Good news for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and students! The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in cooperation with Impelsys, a company dedicated to enabling traditional publishing companies to go digital, has opened an ebook store!

According to  information on the ASHP  eBook website, “When you purchase an eBook from ASHP’s iPublish Central, you can read your eBooks within iPub Central’s own online eBook reader using a web browser, or offline with the iOffline reader. ASHP eBooks will also be available for purchase soon on Amazon for use on the Amazon Kindle and Kindle app.

When you  want to read your eBook online, you simply go to the ASHP eBooks website using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click “Read It.” You will have the option  to change viewing options, make personal notes, bookmark pages, and make searches.

There are  currently 25 eBooks available on the site, with prices ranging from $21.00 to $260.00, arranged into eight categories with many more additions being promised this year.

If you would like to know more, please “click here” and go there!

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Adult Ownership of eReaders Doubles In Six Months!

The PEW Research Center reports ereader ownership among U.S. adults climbed to 12% in May, 2011, up from 6% in November, 2010. This is the first time ereader ownership among U.S. adults has reached double digit percentage points.

Other interesting results of this survey show ereader ownership in households with less than $30,000 annual income remained flat at 4%, while ereader ownership grew among all households earning more than $30,000. The highest growth was 12% to 24% in households earning more than $75,000 a year.

In the education sector, ereader ownership declined among people with only some high school, dropping from 5% to 3%, but more than doubled among college graduates from 8% to 22%.

This survey also compaired ereader ownership against tablets, and PC ownership agains laptops. If you would like to look at the results, please “click here“.

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