John P. Moore wrote:Tom - Thanks for posting those comments about your experience with the Kindle, I recently read that Amazon had reported selling a million Kindles a week during the Christmas holiday season. I also read this week that the paper version of a book may turn out to be less expensive than an e-book version. I expect they are using the example of buying a used book in excellent condition from Amazon for something like 99 cents and then paying USD 2.98 shipping and handling.
Actually, John, that's quite possible. I know I replaced several missing or damaged books in my collection (entertainment paperbacks) by buying used books. It was quite inexpensive at the time.
From what I've seen, most of the Kindle books I'm looking to download are coming under cost of a real book. I'm starting to appreciate the ease of carrying around multiple books in one container that would fit in a cargo pocket. Which made me realize these machines would be great for combat officers and NCOs, if they could make 'em "grunt-proof!"
I was looking at one of the software sites yesterday for converting files to e-format. This one was specifically Kindle, though there are others. I know just enough about computers to know that it was confusing as hell to me. Someone like one of us who could figure this process out could keep himself busy with just reformatting books written by Forum members. It's probably not all that difficult once you've done it, but it looked daunting to me!