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Ok this is a kind of follow up post…

Say I have a Kindle. I know of software called Calibre that let’s you change the format of a book (I think that’s how I understand it anyway).

So if I buy books from Waterstones (UK bookseller) or say Harlequin or one of the many other online eBook retailers… if the format wasn’t in AZW for Kindle how easy is it to change it to a format readable on the Kindle? Am I only restricted to Kindle?

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Which camp are you… the Kindle or some other device?

I have a few eBooks and I’m a huge fan of Project Gutenberg which has over 33,000 free eBooks with more being added daily.

At the moment I am using two apps on the iPhone – iBooks and Stanza to read eBooks, but sometimes the screen just feels too small. I don’t know very much about eReaders but have been doing a little research and found a wonderful device called a NookColor from Barnes & Noble (those of you who jump on spelling, it’s American hence the color not colour!) but don’t know if it’s workable here in England with the magazines/newspapers or the books. I also looked up the Kindle by Amazon. It looks good but I’m surprised by the fact that it’s still in black and white.

We’re in 2011. Black and white has all but disappeared. Why is a 2011 device using a format from the 1920s? People mention eInk and the fact these devices can be read outside in glare of the Sun, but surely the technology is there to make these things glare-proof and in colour?

I know most books are in black text with very few pictures. But there are books available with pictures especially the covers. Children would sure appreciate seeing colour pictures in their books on an eReader.

Maybe the technology is coming out… if the iPad (extortionately priced) can do it then so can the stand-alone eReaders.

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