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Old 11-27-2011, 11:50 PM   #11
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The library must have a limit of how many books they can check out. It's hard to understand because they are electronic for goodness sake!

It's not the library; it's the publishers that set those limits. One of them (Harper Collins?) actually set a lending limit where libraries had to stop lending books at all after 20 borrows, or something ridiculously low like that.

Found a link: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/hom...n_cap.html.csp
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:59 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post

Found a link: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/hom...n_cap.html.csp
That's ridiculous. I can understand they have to have limits in some ways, but the library? And really we DO pay something for most ebooks and very few are lendable. They probably get less lending at all because who's going to lend out their ereader?!
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:51 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
That's ridiculous. I can understand they have to have limits in some ways, but the library? And really we DO pay something for most ebooks and very few are lendable. They probably get less lending at all because who's going to lend out their ereader?!
I did...(raising hand here!)...once. I loaned mine to my daughter so she could read Sarah's Key which is not a book one can loan. I figured out how I could send it from my Kindle to her Kindle and in the process offended the Kindle gods. She couldn't open it because she didn't have my Kindle address at the time. What she got was a message saying she had received communication from an "unauthorized person". I sent her my Kindle address, but when I tried to send the book I couldn't do it a second time. I'm probably on a "She Who Offended the Kindle Gods List" for life!

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:16 PM   #14
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I think other e-readers have the same problem, but I haven't read up on it too much yet.

Here's the Kindle info if you need it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200549320
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Thanks, I'll check that out! Most of what I've found free are the classics and I've read a lot of those over the years. I have Amazon and Amazon Kindle on FB and I've gotten a lot of free/low priced books that way, too.
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I like Books on the Knob for looking up non-PD kindle freebies.
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My daughter bought herself a Kindle for Christmas and loves it! I don't have the need for one until my iPad 1 dies, which I hope is never (it was too expensive to die early ). I do have the Kindle app on it, as iBooks, great though it is, is IMO more limited in book selection.
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I love my Kindle too, which I received a few months ago as a gift. But I still enjoy buying books and going to the library. Amazon has some authors' books at .99 or 1.99 but then their next books at a higher price. For those I go to the library to save money -I have an excellent local library that has an online catalog. I'd still rather own a book copy of a knitting book.I have also found some new books through their deal of the day or best seller lists. Basically I just get what's cheapest, whether it's a Kindle book or my library!
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My daughter bought herself a Kindle for Christmas and loves it! I don't have the need for one until my iPad 1 dies, which I hope is never (it was too expensive to die early ). I do have the Kindle app on it, as iBooks, great though it is, is IMO more limited in book selection.
I want an iPad 2! However, it'll be awhile. I thought about just getting it for reading, but I do a lot of reading outside in the summer and those screens are not optimal for reading. I have an iPhone so I'm familiar with it. I would love to have it for other uses though like sitting on my couch browsing Ravelry or answering questions here!
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