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Page Numbers in Nook & Kobo vs Kindle

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:13:06 GMT

Greetings. I started e-reading with the Sony PRS-350 Reader Pocket Edition (5" screen) which served me well for many years. A few months back I bought my first Kindle, the basic version, and am somewhat disappointed. I bought a Kindle as my reading habits run more to the niche market that Amazon caters to and Kobo does not. I thought it would be nice to not be converting and side-loading everything for a change, and the Kindle does have some features I thought I would enjoy and I do. I have one major frustration however. The Sony Reader gave you page numbers for every single book, small press or not, converted or not. I really don't like reading without some idea where I am in a book. Location 627 or 19% doesn't really cut it for me. Kindle does give you page numbers for mainstream books, but several of the last ones I've purchased have been without. Amazon say it's up to the publisher whether to include page numbers or not, but how did Sony figure out how to include page numbers on all books all those years ago and the developers at Amazon still haven't? question is, do Nook or Kobo behave like the Kindle (some books have page numbers, some don't) or like the Sony? I haven't been on the forum for a while and just read about the Nook Glow 3 which definitely has me intrigued (Night Mode very appealing). I also just saw an article on a google search from 2013 where you could download apps for Kindle and Playstore on the Nook, but then saw something that contradicts that. Gosh that would be great. Do the new Nooks allow that? At any rate, if anyone can enlighten me on the Nook & Kobo page numbering issue, that would be swell. Many thanks!

Borrowing ePubs directly to eReader

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:05:06 GMT

It looks like the Overdrive app on the Sony PRS-T2 no longer works, but I'm still able to borrow Overdrive books from the Fort Worth Public Library via the T2's built-in web browser, which allows me to bypass the need for ADE on my Linux computer). Are there any other ePub Readers that will allow direct downloading of Overdrive ePub books? I'm pretty sure the Nook GlowLight 3 won't be able to do this (since, I don't believe, it has an available web browser). I've been borrowing so long with the Kindle that I don't even know how I used to do it with my Nook (if I ever did).

Kobo Aura One

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:03:45 GMT

I want to buy a Kobo Aura One. Can it work with calibre 3.12? Read Kobo aura one does not work properly and can lose your library I read somewhere latest firmware drains the battery. I am an old guy would like to now best from people software, hardware experience. I have Kinde paperwhite for the last 5 years and given me good service. Now it is developing problems and want to replace it.

Kobo Aura One vs. Nook GlowLight 3

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:38:10 GMT

I'm looking for a device that completely blocks out blue light at night. I'm currently wearing these lovely orange glasses that go over my eyeglasses to block blue light. It sits so far down on my nose that I can't breath through my nose well, lol. So I'm looking for an e-reader that completely blocks out blue light. I went to take a look at the Nook GlowLight today, and was disappointed to see that the screen only goes to light orange. I'm doubting that it is blocking out all of the blue light because my blue light blocking glasses make things super orange. My question is does the Kobo Aura One get really orange? Does anyone have the Glowlight 3 and the Aura One, and if so can you compare the orange color for me?

Not expensive e-ink reader for pdfs

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:39:53 GMT

I am looking for new e-reader. So far I've used kindle paperwhite 1st generation, jailbroken with koreader, and it was fine. All I want is to buy device I can run koreader on without any issues. Because I do not need fireworks, I expect not to spend too much on new reader, although I am able to spend more, if it would ensure that my main requirement is met. So far I consider Kobo Aura Edition 2. I also thoug about buying used Kobo Glo HD

Tolino Epos or Illumina XL HD?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:18:54 GMT

hi everyone, i was wondering if anyone has had the chance to compare the Tolino Epos 7.8 with the new (due in December 2017) Icarus Illumina XL HD 7.8...and what their first impressions were. as far as I understand (might be totally wrong), both run some version of Android. The main difference though (again, hopefully I got this right) that would make me go for the Illumina is its ability to connect to Google Play. The Tolino seems to lack this feature... if this were the case, it would make it possible to legally read Amazon DRM-protected e-books on the Illumina via the Kindle app. This seems to be impossible on almost every single 7.8-inch reader out there (?). what do you think? it'd also be great if anyone could share their experience with PDF files on either reader. thanks!

Text to speech

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:46:33 GMT

It’s been awhile since I’ve bought a reader but I’d like to get my daughter something that can read to her. Preferably not amazon because most of my library is kobo. Any suggestions? JJ

Inkbook Prime, Tolino Vision 4, new Kobo H20 or something else?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:36:08 GMT

Hi all. I feel that I'm really out of the loop on current E ink technology – my current reader is a Sony T3S that I bought right at the point Sony discontinued their e-reader business. It really suits me, but it is starting to show signs of age, so I'd like to upgrade. But I'd want to be sure that any new reader I bought really felt like an upgrade in terms of reading experience etc. I have a list of things I know are important to me and looking just at specifications, I think my best bets are probably Tolino Vision 4HD, Inkbook Prime or possibly the new Kobo H2O (although the screen size would be a compromise on portability). I'm in the UK and would have to order any of these readers online. I'd probably have to order the Tolino from Germany. So testing in advance isn't really an option. The main things I can't tell from specifications are things like how well a reader handles a very large on-board library, how reliable is the touch screen for page turns, how clear is the screen for reading, what the reading light is like, how stable the software is. *Things that are important to me* * Calibre/Collections - able to load books to the device through calibre, with the calibre tags becomning collections or bookshelves on the device. * Storage - The calibre library on my laptop is 7.8Gb and I prefer having my whole library on the device. So expandable storage is ideal, 16Gb non- expandable would be okay, at 8 Gb I'd have to start being selective about what I had on my device at any time. * Able to work with a big library without the device slowing down, hanging etc. * Buttons - I'd prefer physical buttons as an option - and for them to be usable in whichever reader software you recommend I use. I could live without them if it was with a screen that was never ever slow to repond to touch. * Smooth reading experience including - A clear screen Responsive touch screen smooth software * Long battery life * Reading light - preferably warm or neutral *Things that I'd like to have* * 6" screen rather than 7" or larger * Fits a standard size elastic corner case * Good reading software out of the box - or a recommended app that's easy to add without any jail-breaking etc. * Ability to create a "go list" or to edit collections on the device itself. *Things that don't matter to me either way* * Android os * Ability to load other apps (Basically I want a really good e-ink reader rather than compromising on that for the sake of added apps) *Deal killers* * Hanging software, reader needing frequent resets etc * Requires a complicated setup and/or jailbreaking to get a decent reading experience * Need to use 3rd party apps for a smooth experience, but they don't have full device functionality * Significant ghosting I hope some people may be able to help me out, particularly in terms of what reliability and reading experience is like on the three devices I mention above and whether there are other readers I should also be thinking about.

looking for a specific reader

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:44:09 GMT

I've always been resentful in choosing a reader because I've never liked the options and they're very questionable to me I'm looking for a reader that has absolutely the greatest accessibility of all others

New ereader advise

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:45:26 GMT

I'm from Australia and originally had a Nook, this was brought back from the uS by a friend but it's the simple touch no lighting. I got a really good bargain on the kobo glo but I'm very unhappy with it as I'd have been lucky to use it for a total of three months in a two year period and it's alreaDy frozen beyond repair (won't reset)...hence I'm in the market for a new reader. In Australia we only have kindle or kobo and I would prefer not to go Kovo so just wanted to ask few questions before I take the plunge and a kindle paperwhite. 1. I'd like to borrow off libraries who have ePub format, I do use calibre and have plugins, so would that mean I can use the kindle for my borrowed books? 2. When changing formats on calibre from ePub to kindle format, does the actual page and reading format change on the book? Does it have any changes to the experience of reading? Eg words smaller, dictionary doesn't work for those books etc? Thanks for all your patience and looking forward to hearing back from you all.

Kobo Aura One vs. Oasis 2

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:30:40 GMT

As an e-reader aficionado, I can't stand a year without buying a new Ebook reader. So, when the Kobo Aura One was out, I was very enthusiastic about it, but I said to myself, I must wait for a new Kindle. So, I waited, waited and waited, and now it's out, which leaves me in a dilemma in what to buy now. To tell you the truth, I'm pretty satisfied with my Kindle Voyage, and it seems like there's not much progress in both of them (aside from size). However, I made up my mind to buy a new one, so what should it be in your opinion? Aura One or Oasis 2?

Advice on new eBook device

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:24:11 GMT

A long, sad story, but I just bricked my 2012 Kindle Paperwhite during an attempted battery change. A big battery icon appeared on the screen when I pulled the old battery and became a blank "band" across the screen after I installed the new one and charged it Nothing removes the band. I'm now shopping for a new device. I don't know if I want another Paperwhite or a tablet and would like any advice you may have. I used my PW for a lot of personal documents. I would highlight text and add a note, then connect the PW to my computer and open the .txt file "My CLippings.txt" and then copy the noted text to a Word.docx as a kind of book report. I would then email to my Kindle and have to available on my PW. Can I do the same with a tablet? Do iPads have a Kindle Documents folder like the PW once you install the Kindle App? Can I move unprotected eBooks into it via USB. I'm struggling here. I had all of my operations down pat with the Paperwhite, but hated the experimental browser and don't want to just jump into buying another one. Thanks for any replies!