Nitty Gritty ereading survey 2012
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Timestampwhere do you get your ebooks?which device(s) do you use to read your ebooks?which dedicated ereader(s) do you own?what is your favorite thing about ebooks/ereading?what is your least favorite thing about ebooks/ereading?please define DRM in your own words.
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1/13/2012 12:18:12Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore), i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.iPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)Nookconvenience!page layoutit's what keeps licenses applicable, and makes books readable only on certain devices/platforms
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1/13/2012 12:19:08Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindleThe portability- I'll never be without a book again! Not being able to share the books with my friends
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1/13/2012 12:20:09Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleSpace saving/portabilityI don't get the same sense of progression that I do from looking at how many pages I've read and how many are left to go. A percentage indicator just isn't the same.
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1/13/2012 12:20:24Nookmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerNookportabilityNot being able to read during take-off and landing
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1/13/2012 12:20:52Overdrive/Library, iBooks, Google editions (from an indie bookstore), Google editions (from Google), Project GutenbergiPadi don't have oneEasily making annotations, when I'm reading as research or for reviewingInability to buy directly from stores within iPad ereadersA means of preventing the sharing of ebooks, and a frustration because it forces me to have multiple ereading tools on my iPad at once when I'd like to use only one all the time
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1/13/2012 12:21:18Kindle, iBooksiPad, my dedicated e-readerKindleconvenienceclicking
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1/13/2012 12:21:21Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleThe suddenness - I can be at an airport or in the pool and get the book I want.Kindle's stupid policy of not showing page numbers.
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1/13/2012 12:21:54Kindle, Overdrive/Library, iBooks, i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.iPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computeri don't have onePortability.My eyes hurt (sometimes).Digital Rights Management. Files are locked so that only a person with the correct password or credential can view them. This usually means they're only viewable (or listenable, in the case of DRM'd music...this also applies to videos) by a person with a device that is registered to the person who purchased the digital media on the specified device. For example, computers certified as being part of my iTunes "empire" can play my DRMd content, other computers can't (even if I move the file over). Also used by my library and places like NetGalley to make my eBook files expire (though there are ways around that, I've discovered).
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1/13/2012 12:22:01Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleease of purchase/availabilitynone
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1/13/2012 12:22:39Kindle, iBooksiPadi don't have onesuper portablenot easy to support small businessesDRM is the technological ways different companies "protect" their books so that they are not shareable. There are different ways they use this (for instance, some companies will limit users to only one download of a product on one device, and iTunes used to allow their songs to be on 5 different devices). Put simply, it's a pain in the ass that is meant to make the publishers and distributors more money by not allowing the consumer to do what they want (lend, move, etc) with the book they purchased.
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1/13/2012 12:23:19Kindle, iBooksiPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), Kindle FireKindleConvenience, portabilityhave to turn it off when the plane takes off and lands.Controlling where and what devices purchased content can appear on, and preventing unlimited copying.
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1/13/2012 12:23:31Nook, Overdrive/Librarymy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerNookFewer books taking up precious real estate on my bookshelvesPaying twice for a book if I buy the ebook first and find I love it so very very much I must own a hard copyKeeping people from sharing media they love with others because those who own said media are terrified no one will buy it from them if they take off the DRM protection stuff.
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1/13/2012 12:24:13Kindle, iBooksiPadi don't have oneI have my book with me at all times (as long as I have my iPad)I can't read for a certain time on an airplaneI do not know.
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1/13/2012 12:24:24Kindle, smashwordsmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleThe money-- Kindle deals for great books happen quite oftenSometimes I would love to see a page number and not a percent completed numberI have absolutely NO idea what this means
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1/13/2012 12:24:45KindleKindleKindleSize and access to more obscure or interesting contentnot able to share or exchange books (at least with most Kindle book)I dot know what DRM is...sorry!
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1/13/2012 12:24:48Nook, iBooks, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)iPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerNookThe ability to have as many books as I want with me when I travel.I'm a tactile girl when it comes to books. I miss the books, if that makes any sense.The simplest way I can put it:

Digital Rights Management: limiting digital content to certain devices. Examples: Amazon and Apple are the two biggest proponents of this practice that I can think of. In terms of books, I don't think it's appropriate, as I feel it's like roping off sections of content to certain users simply because you decide it's what is good for your business.
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1/13/2012 12:24:52Kindle, Other stores. It's easy to put PDF/Mobi or other versions on Kindle using Calibre.iPad, my dedicated e-readerKindleIt's easy to get a new book without leaving my home.Ebook conversion errors.It's the crappy copyright ebook creators put on their ebooks in order to try to prevent them from being read on different devices or from being pirated but they don't get how easy it is to strip off DRM and then wham, I can read it on my Kindle and iPad.
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1/13/2012 12:25:00Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleIt's easy to make notes and jump back to themI wish they were easy to share with friends
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1/13/2012 12:25:15Kindle, Nook, iBooksmy dedicated e-reader, Tablet, HP TouchpadKindleThe ability to carry a library in my hands.The sneers and hatred you get from "paper only" book folks.An extremely flawed approach to try to stem the tide of online piracy. Sadly, it seems to be the best option at the moment.
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1/13/2012 12:27:32Nook, Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore), Google editions (from Google), manybooks.com; Gutenberg project; other public domain resourcesmy dedicated e-readerNookChecking out libraries without going to the libraryPublisher bastardry with library lendingThe expectation by publishing houses that no one would pay for valuable work if given the option, and therefore they should treat everyone like criminals who are too stupid to crack digital protection.
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1/13/2012 12:27:35Kindle, Overdrive/Library, feedbooksmy dedicated e-readerKindleseveral books, one devicemiss paperDigital Rights Management is a means for the right owner/distributor to control how his/her work his distributed beyond the sale management. Its goal is to prevent unwanted distribution by control copying/sharing, number/type of devices a product can be loaded to, etc.
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1/13/2012 12:28:45iBooks, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)iPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have oneconvenienceTHEY ARE NOT REAL BOOKS. Ahem.er...it's the thing that keeps files from being copied so they can't be pirated. I think.
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1/13/2012 12:29:41Kindle, NetGalley, Publishersmy dedicated e-readerKindleConvenience - everything right thereI love the feel of a REAL book in my handsLicensing that makes is so when I buy a Kindle book, I cannot trade it or give it away to other people unless it's through authorized means.
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1/13/2012 12:30:20Kindle, Nook, Overdrive/Library, iBooksmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindle, Nook, Sony ReaderConvenience of not having to leave home to get new booksNot having pages turn
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1/13/2012 12:30:22Kindle, Overdrive/Library, iBooksiPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computeri don't have oneConvenienceLack of tactile feedback.Digital rights management is the means by which the intellectual property's owner prevent unauthorized sharing or distribution.
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1/13/2012 12:30:44Google editions (from an indie bookstore)my dedicated e-readerNookThat I can read in bed without needing a light (bothers the husband)The fact that I can buy the paperback for the same price, usually.Digital Rights Management- the methods through which publishers control the rights to their ebooks and other digital content. I think.
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1/13/2012 12:30:57Kindle, Nookmy laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindle, NookPortability, the Dictionary functionLighting, Battery Lifecoperations being poopyheads in age of customization and Sharing.
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1/13/2012 12:32:03Nook, Overdrive/Librarymy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerNookPortability - i'm a book omnivore so can carry 3-4 without weighing down pursecan't convert currently owned paper books into eformat for porting around, must buy separate copyDigital Rights Management - coded into ebook file to prevent duplication/piracy
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1/13/2012 12:32:50Kindle, free ebooks upubsiPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computeri don't have onehighlightingeye straindumb restrictions mostly
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1/13/2012 12:36:01Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleGetting free samples. Staying on page I left on when I turn it on. Convenience.No covers. Nobody can see the very nerdy book I am reading and think how smart I am..
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1/13/2012 12:36:38Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindlebeing able to carry all my books at once.batteries need charging eventually.
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1/13/2012 12:36:56Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindlecan carry books without bruising shoulder on tripsI don't like it at all reallyhuh
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1/13/2012 12:38:16KindleiPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computeri don't have oneIt keep track of where I am no matter where I am.Inconsistent pricingDRM is control where it is not warranted or wanted.
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1/13/2012 12:39:56Kindle, Overdrive/Library, i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.iPadi don't have oneimmediate gratificationNEW ebooks are SO EXPENSIVE.software/coding used to prevent end users from sharing or altering digital media they've legally purchased
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1/13/2012 12:41:17Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computerKindleSometimes more affordable than physical bookI prefer reading off paper
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1/13/2012 12:44:10Kindle, Nook, Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore), Kobo, Sony Reader Storemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerNookPortability, especially for travelNot the same as holding a book & turning the pagesDigital rights management I think? It locks down ebooks so that they aren't used or shared in ways that aren't authorized.
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1/13/2012 12:47:39iBooksiPadi don't have oneSpeed of getting the book you want to readCan't use it everywhere
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1/13/2012 12:48:53Kindle, Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)iPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindlePortabilityInability to browse backwards easily.
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1/13/2012 12:49:57Nook, Overdrive/Library, galleys, netgalleymy dedicated e-readerNookReading -- same as with paper books.Bad formatting.Digital code that makes pirating more difficult by protecting the file and/or sometimes tethering it to one device.
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1/13/2012 12:50:10Nook, Overdrive/Librarymy dedicated e-readerNookamount of books that are available at one time on one devicebattery dyingDon't really understand it.
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1/13/2012 12:50:24Kindle, Overdrive/Librarymy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleLightweightIt might breakA limit on what I do with my purchased item.
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1/13/2012 12:51:13Overdrive/Librarymy dedicated e-readerKoboSo light to take on my daily commute!My library doesn't always have e-versions of the books I want, so I have to switch back to regular books
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1/13/2012 12:51:48Nookmy dedicated e-readerNookease and convenience while traveling forgetting to charge my Nook before leaving/needing it
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1/13/2012 12:52:21I'm a book reviewer; publishers and authors send them to memy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have oneI can read left-handed whlie resting my chronically injured right armNo one can look through my library to pick out books to borrowLocking the barn door.
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1/13/2012 12:52:44Kindle, Google editions (from Google), Kobobooks and Google eBooksiPad, my dedicated e-readerKobolots of books on one deviceformat incompatabilitya misapplied technique to protect intellectual property
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1/13/2012 12:53:20Kindle, Overdrive/Librarymy dedicated e-readerKindleHaving many books to choose from when travelingNo page numbersIf it's under copyright, you need to pay for it.
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1/13/2012 12:53:23iBooks, amazon for kindle app my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, iPod touchi don't have onealways have it with me, because it's on a device i always carry around anywayi miss leafing through a book when i ereada pain in the behind
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1/13/2012 12:53:26Kindle, Project Gutenbergmy dedicated e-readerKindleStorage easeCost
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1/13/2012 12:54:40Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleimmediate gratifcation (favorite books NOW NOW NOW)not being able to feel how far along I am in a book.Stupid unnecessary hoops scaredy people make you jump through because they are afraid you will not pay for book. Which I will, anyway!
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1/13/2012 12:54:42Kindle, iBooksiPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have oneImpulse buyingShitty e-book conversions
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1/13/2012 12:54:44Nookmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), NookNookPortabilityNot having the books to keepNo idea.
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1/13/2012 12:56:39Nook, i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.my dedicated e-readerNookconveniencelack of that book smelldigital rights management. hate it.
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1/13/2012 12:59:23Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleconvenienceI miss the feeling of reading a real book when I'm ereadingum... the technology that makes it hard to illegally copy copyrighted material?... maybe?
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1/13/2012 12:59:29Kindle, iBooks, i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.iPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)Kindleweighs lessdifficult to flip around in, mark upsoftware applied to digital files by merchants to prevent the file from being duplicated or used on multiple devices.
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1/13/2012 13:00:09KindleiPad, my dedicated e-readerKindleConvenience - love to have dozens of books with me at all timesI own a Kindle, and despise being locked into Amazon not entirely sure, but think it allows readers to "bring" their e-books from one device to another, i.e. would allow a kindle book to transfer to a nook or a river, etc etc
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1/13/2012 13:01:47Kindle, Overdrive/Librarymy dedicated e-readerKindleyou can bring ALL of your books with you at one timethat the books are never on sale or can be bought used
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1/13/2012 13:01:51Kindle, iBooksiPadi don't have oneNo clutterNothingI have no idea what DRM is.
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1/13/2012 13:02:56Kindle, Manybooks, Baenmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-reader, Sony ClieKindleEase of use, always aroundunable to scroll/search quicklyDRM is the spawn of the devil. It treats legitimate customers to act as pirates.
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1/13/2012 13:04:11Kindle, Overdrive/Librarymy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleI often read really long books and the Kindle is much lighter and easier to carry than the hard copies of the actual books.I find it difficult to lend and borrow books with an ereader.Protections put in place to try and keep consumers from pirating copyrighted works.
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1/13/2012 13:04:57Kindle, Overdrive/Librarymy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleEasy to carry/read. Gets too expensive!
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1/13/2012 13:06:15Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleI read faster.Images don't translate as well.
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1/13/2012 13:06:21Kindle, i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.my dedicated e-readerKindleCompactnessMiss the beauty of booksA platform holder or multimedia provider making their content restricted to only play on their device or to make the content not sharable with other potential customers.
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1/13/2012 13:06:47Kindle, iBooksmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleDon't have problems with bad fonts, paper or poor print quality anymore.The smell of a good book is missing. And you can't show of what you have readFucking disgusting peace of technology that hinders me to buy an epub from anywhere and reformat it and put it on my kinde :) .
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1/13/2012 13:10:01Kindle, Overdrive/Librarymy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computeri don't have oneinstant gratificationreading on a screenTechnical restrictions on usability of electronic media.
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1/13/2012 13:13:04Nook, Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)my dedicated e-readerNookI can read (and turn pages) one-handed. It sounds stupid, but it's true.The books aren't on a bookshelf where I can see them easily, either to remember them or to choose to read them again.Providers of digital content put some restrictive code in the content that limits when and how you can access it.
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1/13/2012 13:15:45Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleConveniencePrice of new releases
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1/13/2012 13:17:35Sony Reader Storemy dedicated e-readerSony Readercarrying lots of books with me in one tiny readerhaving to buy digital versions of books I already own
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1/13/2012 13:20:04Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindlei can carry tons of books with me and read without fatigue.sometimes I can't find the book I want as an ebookDigital Rights Management--a way to block knowledge. I'll pay for what I want, but I don't want corporations to tell me I can't share what I own. DRM is anti library.
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1/13/2012 13:21:03KindleiPadKindlegetting books FASTNot being easily able to flip back to refresh my memory about a character or description???
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1/13/2012 13:28:14Google editions (from an indie bookstore), manuscripts from workmy dedicated e-readerKindle, Sony Readernot having to carry heavy booksit feels like work because i'm looking at a screen
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1/13/2012 13:29:34Kindle, Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)my dedicated e-readerKindle, Sony ReaderPortability of HUNDREDS of books.PRICES. I still like physical books, so I'm not going to spend the same on an e copy that I can't lend or resell. It feels like I'm "renting" ebooks. The legal regulations for digital content.
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1/13/2012 13:30:28Kindle, Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleconvenience difficult to look back or forward to find specific excerpts Digital rights management its what allows amazon or itunes to turn off your ability to watch a rented movie after your time expires.
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1/13/2012 13:30:53Kindle, Public domain sources (Distributed Proofreaders, etc.)my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindlePortabilityLimited selection of textsDRM is a set of techniques that organizations use to stake out their turf between "information wants to be free" and "information wants to be expensive".
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1/13/2012 13:30:56Nook, Overdrive/Library, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)my dedicated e-readerNookgreat for travel and chunksterspdfs that don't play nice with my nook
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1/13/2012 13:34:36Kindle, Nook, Overdrive/Library, iBooksiPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindle, Nook, Sony Readerinstant accessthe world's worst systems for taking notes are in ebook readers. they are horrible.pain in the butt. not a fan, but it's never prevented me from buying a book. if I stay within Amazon's world or Apple's, etc. I don't even notice that much.
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1/13/2012 13:38:45iBooksiPadi don't have oneComplete library in 1.3 pound packageCan't use iPad during airplane takeoff and landingTechnology designed to make copyright infringement more trouble than it's worth, hopefully without needlessly pissing off readers/fans.
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1/13/2012 13:45:06Kindle, Gutenberg Project websitemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleEfficiency of space and transport when reading very large tomesMiss the feel and smell of paper books
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1/13/2012 13:48:36Google editions (from Google), i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.iPadi don't have onelots of books on one devicereading the inside flaps - plot summary and author biolimit how a file can be used
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1/13/2012 13:53:15Kindle, Overdrive/Library, iBooksiPadi don't have oneIt's easier to carry an iPad when I travel than multiple print booksI'd like to replace my old paperback favorites with ebooks, but they often aren't available or the prices are too high.
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1/13/2012 13:54:48Kindle, Nook, Google editions (from an indie bookstore)my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindle, Nook, KoboIT LAYS FLAT WHILE YOU ARE EATING AND READING!Bad formattingSoftware that prevents sharing and copying of intellectual property to protect rightsholders copyright--in both good and bad ways.
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1/13/2012 13:54:49Nookmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerNookInstant downloadI miss actual pages and the smell of a bookI have no clue what DRM is
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1/13/2012 13:55:59Kindle, iBooks, i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.iPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have onealways have my phone with me to read tons of bookspoor availabilitystuff added to digital stuff so that the digital stuff can only be used in ways the makers of the stuff want you to.
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1/13/2012 13:57:02Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleThe INSTANT GRATIFICATION of getting book two right after finishing book one!I don't get to see my book covers on my list of books on my Kindle. I miss that.It's an ineffective way of preventing book piracy. Locks only keep out honest people.
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1/13/2012 13:57:19Kindle, AllRomancemy laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindle, Sony ReaderHow fast I read compared to physical books.Not being able to read them when I don't have my e-reader (because of conflicting file types).Locking a file to only be used with one device.
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1/13/2012 13:57:41Kindlemy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have oneBeing able to take several books when I travel.No books on my shelves. A complicated mess.
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1/13/2012 13:58:03Kindle, i don't pay for ebooks, i'm a pirate. ARRRRR.my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my dedicated e-readerKindleSo many books on one little device!Not being able to lend books that I lovedA way of locking a digital file so it's non transferable.
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1/13/2012 13:58:37Nook, Overdrive/Librarymy dedicated e-readerNookI can download them at 2am sitting on my couch, wearing pajamas, and not have to go out to the store or library.It's hard to go back to previous pages and find something. You can't flip through pages like you can with a real book.I'm actually not sure what this is, really. I know some ebooks have it and I think that you can only read those books on certain devices. I've heard people talk about stripping DRM, but I don't know much more than that. I think it's illegal? (Wow, my untechnology is really showing here...)
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1/13/2012 13:59:06Google editions (from an indie bookstore), Gutenberg Project, Baen Books, Fictionwise, Othermy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computeri don't have oneBacklit Screen for night readingaccessibiity, not enough thereofIdiotic in that it doesn't do what it hoped to while setting up unnecessary roadblocks to legitimate use of works.
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1/13/2012 14:01:19Kindle, iBooks, Direct from publisheriPad, my smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have oneNot having to carry a book as well as my iPad/iPhoneDRMA pointless technology that inconveniences ordinary users whilst having zero effect on piracy.
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1/13/2012 14:03:23Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleLooking up word definitions right there!Hard to distinguish one book from anotherYou can't copy someone else's copy of a DRM'd eproduct.
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1/13/2012 14:03:23Kindle, iBooks, smashwordsiPad, my dedicated e-readerKindlecuts the clutterfinding the battery deadA technology designed to turn readers into users, in the hopes that the individual will forget the traditional rights and habits of the first role in favor of the limitations and mental modes of the second.
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1/13/2012 14:05:31Nook, Overdrive/Librarymy dedicated e-readerNookIt saves me from needing physical storage space.I actually don't hate anything about it.Digital means of enforcing copyright - yay!
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1/13/2012 14:06:11Kindle, direct from publishersmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc), my laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-readerKindleportabilitypoor notes functionalityAnti-consumer
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1/13/2012 14:06:46Kindlemy dedicated e-readerKindleConvenience on holidayTaking children away from real books? what does DRM mean? Sorry a bit untechy.
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1/13/2012 14:07:49Kindle, Nook, Smashwordsmy laptop and/or desktop computer, my dedicated e-reader, My phoneNookI don't have room in my baby bag/purse for paperbacks, but my nook slides right in without taking too much room.forgetting to charge it then going to grab it and realizing the battery is dead >.>A great way to piss off your readers. I have multiple methods of reading my books, not being able to convert a book I friken paid for to another format (say from kindle to nook) means that i am less likely to buy your book. Piracy IS an issue, DRM is not the right answer.
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1/13/2012 14:10:24Kindle, Nook, iBooks, ePubsmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have oneI can read in bed with the lights off & without having to hold a heavy bookCan't get the books signed when I meet the author ;o)Ummmmm... Something that tries to prevent pirating but also doesn't make it easy to lend books...?
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1/13/2012 14:12:50Nookmy smartphone (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc)i don't have oneflipping pagesscreen on my iphone
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1/13/2012 14:13:53Nook, I read quite a few ePub books, usually put out by the author themselves. iPadi don't have oneThe conscience of being able to read A LOT of books without taking up the physical shelf space. Usually you cannot lend to someone. I admit I'm not sure what it stands for, but it's the "security features" that limit what device/software you can use to read your ebook and restrict its lendability.
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1/13/2012 14:17:19Kindle, Overdrive/Library, iBooksiPadi don't have onesmaller than booksnot easy to move around in textcan't copy the product legally for any use
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