Sunday, August 15, 2010

who is reading ebooks?

Do let me know if you live in Australia and ARE reading ebooks?

5 comments:

Christopher Miles said...

I've just started reading ebooks on my iPhone. Would be reading more if there were anything available on iBooks for the Australian market besides Project Gutenberg public domain texts.

I do like that I can drag any .epub format file into iTunes and sync it to my iPhone. It's just that there's so little available. Hoping my local library will start lending out ebooks at some point.

Shirley Marr said...

I tried out a Kindle and I am sad to report the relationship failed. For me reading is about the feel of turning the pages, the smell of the paper, even the choice of bookmark! It is highly sensory for me. I find ereaders useful for loading up pdf and word documents though, aka "work"... but I digress...

Andrew's black dog blog said...

Maryann messaged me with : "People in Darwin Airport reading on various electronic devices. All of them are over 50 years of age."

james roy said...

I read on my iPad - Kindle app for some books, iBooks for others (if available.) The latter is my first choice, since you can annotate. I also love the way most ebooks come with a preview function -- I recently bought my first David Sedaris book after reading the first couple of thousand words as a preview. It's a great feature, and makes complete sense.

Andrew's black dog blog said...

I find I'm reading more and more pdfs on my iPad, mainly articles (often on ebooks and digital publishing) but for reading-for-pleasure I'm still reading printed books. I have a particularly delicious book in terms of production values for straight narrative that I'm reading at the moment: The Land's Wild Music by Mark Tredinnick published by Trinity University Press - simple clean design and such lovely paper