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19 June 2009 @ 12:27 pm
eBooks  
I've never read an eBook, but found via one of my LJ feeds today that Harlequin sells eBooks now. Yes, every once in a while, I have the urge to read a Harlequin. So eBooks would be kind of nifty for that since when I have the urge, I can actually satisfy it. Normally I don't since by the time I ordered something, or got out to the store, the urge is gone. I think it's a familiarity thing. I used to read my grandmother's when I was little, and read them till I was a teenager. They got sidelined though in favour of science fiction.
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layla_aaronluscious_words on June 19th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
eBooks are wonderful things. I know several e-publishers and that is where I'm hoping to get some stuff published.
Ithithildyn on June 19th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Luck!
layla_aaron: Abby strikes forensic gold (me)luscious_words on June 19th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
lol, thanks, hun. I think you'll like the format though. Especially if you have any sort of PDA where you can read in PDF format. That's what I have and it's really nice because I can sit anywhere, read any of the books I want, and not have to worry about lugging stacks of books around. :)
Ithithildyn on June 19th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
No, I don't have a PDA, just my PC :) Can't lug it anywhere, I'm afraid!
layla_aaron: Angsty Ajay (me)luscious_words on June 19th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
LOL, it would be harder to lug around than a stack of books. If you get a PDA in the future, it's something to consider. Or a laptop, although that's still somewhat clunky in comparison to a PDA or a book.
lillie: bookslilliew on June 19th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
There's alot of public domain stuff out there too, and alot of publishers offer free Ebooks and/or stuff you can get a EBook read application to read, or conversion to PDF. Harlequin had a bunch for Kindle and off their site I think for other formats. Sometimes they are fun to read for pure happily-ever-after fluff. Some of their free ones have been hit and miss in quality however. I like to read them in between the heavier hitting stuff.
Ithithildyn on June 19th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
I don't see reading eBooks for anything more than light, easy to read stuff. I only have my PC and reading actual books is one of the few things that gets me away from the computer!
Fidesfides on June 19th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
I have seen a few theories that part of the recent popularity in ebook readers is due to women getting them so that they can read Harlequin and romance books on the train with no one being any the wiser.

You can put pdf/text/html on as well so you can just put your entire fic collection om their. this has some useful discussion of the different types of reader out there, pros/cons, availability etc if you are interested in finding out more. The nice thing about the new readers is that they are electronic paper which means they are like reading a book and not looking at a screen.
Ithithildyn on June 19th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Could be, though I've always read whatever I'm reading without caring much [g] I do think if you commute/travel it sure is more convenient than books!

Yeah, one day I'll get a reader, but that is far in my bank account's future :) Thanks for the link!