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Oct 30, 2010 03:35PM

1218 What would a teleconference involve?
Jul 24, 2010 04:54PM

1218 I got a message from them the other day asking to add my blog. I wasn't sure who they were since they came out of nowhere.
Jul 19, 2010 12:38PM

1218 There isn't usually a whole lot of differences. The only things changed in the text are like Becky said, the word usage. The authors will work with their US publisher and edit some word usage in order to make it understandable to US readers. For some US publishers, however, if the characters in the book are British, they won't change the slang and such so that the characters stay authentic.

The main change is going to be the cover/ISBN and such. Cover art is owned by the publisher and not the author. So cover art used by a British publisher isn't able to be used by an American publisher or a Spanish publisher. Very few mainstream publishers have world-wide distribution for their books, though more and more smaller presses do.
book break-up? (34 new)
May 09, 2010 03:47PM

1218 I generally read multiple books at a time. I usually have a serious-type read, a happy, sweet easy read and a classic that I'm reading at the same time. This way I have something to read no matter what my mood is. (Thank god for my Kindle!) Plus anything I might need to read for school.

I usually start a new book the next day. I'm addicted to reading. =D
Mar 31, 2010 06:42PM

1218 You can buy them from:


Plus, you can buy books straight from most publishers.
Mar 31, 2010 06:36PM

1218 Lisa wrote: "Never buy a kindle because you can only use amazon and never use anything from a library! "

That's wrong. You don't have to use Amazon to read books on your Kindle. There are tons of websites where you can buy books to read on your Kindl.e

Erika: I've never had a problem with Amazon's customer support before. I've contacted them a couple of times and they're always been extremely helpful. Are you emailing them or calling? I'd suggest calling them and talking to a representative. Usually emails that are sent are "form" emails that don't really help, but with a phone call it's a little more personal. I'd also suggest asking them if they'll refund you the money and remove the books from your account. I've had a couple people do that without any problems.
Mar 16, 2010 11:59AM

1218 A book without substance isn't really that good. Who wants to read a random book of fluffy prose? You need some kind of substance before you can have style with it. You can have substance without style, but you can't have style without substance.
Kindle or Nook (103 new)
Mar 14, 2010 05:36PM

1218 The Kindle 2 and Kindle DX are able to read PDF files without conversion. The Kindle 1 is no longer "supported" so it doesn't get these updates.
Kindle or Nook (103 new)
Mar 11, 2010 01:52PM

1218 Barnes and Noble is planning on doing bundle packs now. Where you'll buy a physical book and get an ebook download with it. Kinda like how Disney gives you the free code to download their movies.


That's making getting a Nook really tempting. I've actually been hoping for this for a while.
Mar 07, 2010 09:34AM

1218 In celebration of Read an E-Book Week, I'm going to be having a different giveaway each day this week on my blog! http://dancing-dove.blogspot.com/

(All the books were either purchased by me to giveaway or donated by the author with permission to give away!)
Mar 06, 2010 07:56PM

1218 Sounds interesting. I might try it next time I'm at the library. I don't think I'd do it in a book store since I don't have tons of extra cash and I don't wanna risk buying a book I'll hate. I may try it there and then instead of buying that book, get it at the library. Or try it in a used bookstore
Mar 06, 2010 09:21AM

1218 The Giver was a book I really enjoyed when I Read it in 8th grade. I dunno if it would work for your subject matter or not though. It does deal with ethical issues without being too difficult for younger students to care about.

ETA: Double Helix is a great book dealing with the ethical issues with gene splicing and the like. I read it a couple years back but I don't think it was a difficult read and was certainly interesting.
Kindle or Nook (103 new)
Mar 05, 2010 06:49AM

1218 One of my pet peeves about Kindle owners/prospective owners is that they think they have to buy their books from Amazon. You don't. You can go to any number of ebook stores (except Sony and BN) and get books for good prices (even free).
Feb 22, 2010 01:40PM

1218 I received mine two days ago and I'm hoping to start it soon. =)
Feb 11, 2010 07:36PM

1218 I sent you my entry. =)
Jan 29, 2010 05:13AM

1218 "I prefer to think JD Salinger has just decided to become extra reclusive."
Kindle? (168 new)
Jan 26, 2010 11:49AM

1218 Diane U wrote: "The Kindle DXD holds 3,500 and the Kindle 2 holds 1,500 books. You will definitely be all set for a lifetime now! "

And that's if you keep them all on your Kindle! I usually remove books from my kindle once I've read them and just readd it if I wanna reread it =)
Kindle? (168 new)
Jan 26, 2010 11:35AM

1218 Also, if you bought The Count of Monte Cristo from Amazon, you got ripped off. I just looked and the Kindle edition from them costs $9.75 when you can go to Project Gutenburg and get it for free.
Kindle? (168 new)
Jan 26, 2010 11:28AM

1218 Kari wrote: "I have a "kindle" question...I am currently reading THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO on my kindle. But it will not let me access the table of contents. Has anyone else had this problem?"

Did you get the book from Amazon directly or from another place? If it's directly from Amazon, you're probably better off contacting Amazon's customer support since they'll be able to help you better than us. (Their customer service is awesome. I've had to deal with them three times and each time they've been nothing but helpful.)

If the book is from a source other than Amazon, it could be the Table of Contents isn't set up right and doesn't correctly with the Kindle.
Jan 13, 2010 07:07PM

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