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E Book Format and Device Table

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  1. Dear Jane: What format should I buy? | Dear Author
    May 23, 2010 @ 04:01:16

    [...]  This is essentially a “what format can I buy” question. I’ve made up this handy chart for you to follow based on the device you plan to read on. Harlequin sells its digital books in four different [...]

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    May 23, 2010 @ 13:26:42

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jane L, jusywho. jusywho said: Another great tool from @jane_l of Dear Author – ebook Format & Device — http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/e-book-format-and-device-table/ [...]

  3. Dear Jane: Are we really getting $100 worth of free books with an eReader? | Dear Author
    Jun 06, 2010 @ 04:01:34

    [...] Format + Device Table [...]

  4. EPUB vs PDF « The Illustrated Romance
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 16:43:24

    [...] So if you need info on what format to purchase this book in go there. Or rather, go HERE. [...]

  5. #6 eBooks and eReaders and libraries, oh my! | Beyond Two-Steppin'
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 12:03:43

    [...] Libraries want in on the eBook phenomena, and in a large way, they can be.  Services such as Project Gutenberg have been helping libraries in this respect for years.  The problem often comes when patrons want to be able to check out eBooks from the library and read them on their eReaders.  Some eReaders support services such as Overdrive; some, like the Kindle, do not.  To see a rundown of eReaders that support Overdrive, take a look at this guide: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/compatibleebookdevices.aspx.  Even if an eReader does support your eBooks, it can be difficult to keep track of which eBook format goes with which eReader.  Check out this chart that attempts to make sense of it all: http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/e-book-format-and-device-table/ [...]

  6. Ebook Buyer’s Guide: Know When to Buy an eReader and When to Wait - Dear Author
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 10:30:02

    [...] Buying Guide10 tips for your new ebook readerDear JaneEbooksComparison Table of eReading DevicesE Book Format and Device TableUsing Calibre to Create a Print Book LibraryContact [...]

  7. MJ Valente
    May 07, 2012 @ 14:27:14

    Hi, Jane. Great site! Thank you for so many advises and tips. :)

    Re: this table I must, however, tell you that unsecured mobi files can be read in the Mac, iPhone/iTouch and iPad via Kindle app. That’s how I read mine. (I mostly upload them via Dropbox.)

  8. Rafa
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 21:48:44

    I’d love to try a Kobo to see if the e-reader technology has ivepomrd. I tried a Kindle last month – granted it was a year old (so newer models might be better) – and I was really underwhelmed. I like to read with really high contrast, ie. black type on white is ideal. With the Kindle is was like black on grey. Also, the font size seemed to arbitrarily set a limit that was still not sufficient for people with visual disabilities. Trying to find a range of books (or any) in large print is next to impossible – so I thought these e-book reader companies would capitalize on that (literally – there’s definitely money to made from people who need this feature).The user experience was otherwise okay. I like the ability to add notes as I have never been able to bring myself to vandalize my own books by scribbling notes in the margins or highlighting.I’m certainly running out of room in our house to store print books. As it is all pulp fiction we buy are given to Goodwill after reading as we have no room to store them. But price is the big stumbling block for me (once readability improves, that is). E-books are roughly the same price or maybe $1 or $2 cheaper. But with print I have something I can share with friends and don’t have to worry about the format becoming obsolete (like all our VHS movies). Most importantly, considering my propensity to spill coffee, drop and lose thing, my accidents are not such a big deal when it’s a $10 book vs. $150 e-reader. I don’t want to sound like a luddite curmudgeon or print fetishist, more like a poor-sighted cheapskate.