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Posted on 08/01/2012 12:45:19 PM PDT by dps.inspect
We just learned that Amazon or Amazon's president is donating $2.5 million to support gay marriage activists' efforts. Because of this, I cannot do business with them any more. Just prior to their announcement, I purchased my wife the Kindle Fire... Q, can you get books and such from other sources for the Kindle?
Somebody out there with conservative leanings, some money and business knowhow needs to start a business like Amazon but with at least a neutral political stance if not more conservative. After the Chick-fil-A thing, ya gotta know that business would do very well, and I'd be happy to give them my business.
do you like science fiction?
Free books, from the publisher, in several different file formats
Amazon was my favorite etailer, to the tune of over $10K per year for the past 7-8 years.
My account is closed; they will never see another penny from me or my family.
PDF, for one. There’s also the OpenInkPot, which is a personal favorite being a Linux user.
You can find most books with a browser search nowadays, just search the title.mobi , title.epub, or title.pdf. May need to wade through some questionable sites at times but if your firewall is robust and you know how to download torrents you’ll find that pretty much every book is out there free for the taking. Heck I’ve seen some massive libraries of 10’s of thousands of novels all wrapped up into one big (20gb?) torrent.
FYI, abebooks is owned by Amazon.
Some proprietary formats have to be converted, others read as they are. My wife has a Nook(EPUB), I have a Kindle(MOBI). Neither reader can read the format of the other. Since we both read a lot of books, I just convert them either way, no fuss, no muss.
You can read PDFs natively on the Kindle, conversion can make them more friendly to the Kindle.
I bought The Bride a Nook. She’s tickled with it.
I used to order Amazon; not after learning this.
Thriftbooks and Valore are good too, for used books.
Return the Kindle and ask for a refund.
They will take it back
They will take it back
Be sure to tell them why you're returning it. Companies need to learn that unpopular political stances have a cost associated with them.
Used book stores. I found a great one here.
My wife has a Kindle.....she hasn’t paid for any books up til now she just downloads the free one’s.
You’ll have to stop using computers too.
Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates contributed $100 grand each to the same cause as Bezos and Apple is run by a gay guy.
I have a Nook Color and a Kindle Fire. I’m not bothered by Jeff’s politics at all. But if you are, get a Nook or a Kobo Touch both read epub. Download a freeware program called Calibre which is pretty good at converting almost everything. Get a tablet and with apps you can read everything. Moonreader is good, some people like Aldiko. It’s just not that big of a deal AFAIC.
I wanted to email in order to state why I will be boycotting. Otherwise my ceasing to do business with them will go unnoticed.
You can buy ebooks from books a million in kindle (mobi) format I’m fairly certain.
I was looking at buying a Kindle . Can you highlight and save mutiple pages on it for later reference ? can you cut and paste things into a pdf or word doc when writing book reports and such?
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