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    Just a quick thought, with there being an increasing amount of members buying kindles and ereader, as well as reading ebooks on the ipad and iphone

    I was just thinking it would be good if we had a designated section (within another section would be good too) where all the information and links to ebooks and the like could be shared like the 100,000+ ebooks thread Rap posted as well as the links to e-magazines that I posted

    people could read all about the different ereaders and decide if they want one as has happened with the kindle 3 thread

    there could be people suggesting books to read and avoid etc

    I dont expect anyone to have to be a mod for the section if they dont want to, I dont mind keeping an eye on it and reporting any posts or whatever if its needed

    as I said its just a thought
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    I think this is the 1st time a member has requested a section that already exists, lol.

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

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    I think this is the 1st time a member has requested a section that already exists, lol.
    I think Casio is talking more about an area where we can discuss ebook sources, conversion techniques, new ebook readers, accessories etc..

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    To chip in my 2 pence worth, maybe we could have a sub section for pdf and for other formats. Ebook section is great but it's mostly pdf and that isn't ideal for the kindle\other ebook readers.

    Does seem there is a fair amount of interest in this at the moment and it also seems difficult to get hold of non-pdf ebooks

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    I think GTI is right, a section OUTSIDE of downloads (therefore not including downloads) for the "Techie" side of Ereaders might fly.
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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    I think Casio is talking more about an area where we can discuss ebook sources, conversion techniques, new ebook readers, accessories etc..
    Quote Originally Posted by blaggard View Post
    I think GTI is right, a section OUTSIDE of downloads (therefore not including downloads) for the "Techie" side of Ereaders might fly.
    that was the kind of thing I was meaning, because currently we have 2 threads going that are largely about the same topic with posts in both like the links rap posted to the ebooks and like the link I posted to the ebooks that are getting double posted into each thread, if we had a section or subsection dedicated to ebooks they could be in stickies at the top so everyone can find them without having to trawl through 2 increasingly lengthy threads


    this is off topic I know but it could help
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    Does seem there is a fair amount of interest in this at the moment and it also seems difficult to get hold of non-pdf ebooks
    have a look at these 2 threads m8 they should make it alot easier for ya
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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom999 View Post
    To chip in my 2 pence worth, maybe we could have a sub section for pdf and for other formats. Ebook section is great but it's mostly pdf and that isn't ideal for the kindle\other ebook readers.

    Does seem there is a fair amount of interest in this at the moment and it also seems difficult to get hold of non-pdf ebooks
    actually the downloads we have listed (over 25,000 books so far) are mostly epub and mobi - however if you have a format that needs converting to pretty much any format you like just use Caliber

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    Calibre FTW!
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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    Quote Originally Posted by casio View Post
    Just a quick thought, with there being an increasing amount of members buying kindles and ereader, as well as reading ebooks on the ipad and iphone

    I was just thinking it would be good if we had a designated section (within another section would be good too) where all the information and links to ebooks and the like could be shared like the 100,000+ ebooks thread Rap posted as well as the links to e-magazines that I posted

    people could read all about the different ereaders and decide if they want one as has happened with the kindle 3 thread

    there could be people suggesting books to read and avoid etc

    I dont expect anyone to have to be a mod for the section if they dont want to, I dont mind keeping an eye on it and reporting any posts or whatever if its needed

    as I said its just a thought
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    Great idea. It would save having to trawl through the various e-book threads dotted about the site to find (provide) the relevant resource. I'm also sure there are lots of people who would contribute to this section. Is it worth having a poll?

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    is there any news on if this being green lighted or anything?, I ask as I finished my current book and I would ask on here if anyone had any recommendations for my next one. problem is though that without a section/sub section it makes it hard to know where would be best to post, for the other people with an ereader/kindle to see it

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    Ebook Section, any news?

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
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    I think this is the 1st time a member has requested a section that already exists, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by flypitcher View Post
    Ebook Section, any news?
    did u read the whole thread??????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    I think Casio is talking more about an area where we can discuss ebook sources, conversion techniques, new ebook readers, accessories etc..
    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    did u read the whole thread??????????
    I've read the whole thread twice, & I don't see a clear answer.

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    Yes BB LEO, so do we have an ebook section the forum?

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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    I think some confusion is arising from the link in post #2 from Ganty which originally pointed to a e-book section that got closed when Rap did the forum update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoots View Post
    I think some confusion is arising from the link in post #2 from Ganty which originally pointed to a e-book section that got closed when Rap did the forum update.
    Exactly, hold on until Rap gets the upgrade underway and ask again then, at the time we had more downloads than you could shake a stick at!
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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    thanks for the info

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    Is the ebook section included in the update of the forum?
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    Default Re: any chance of an ebook section?

    I think you may have been looking for the other thread m8 this one is a bit old and was before recent upgrade

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