CDZ Strange Outcome

Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by william the wie, Aug 31, 2017.

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    I've given up ebooks for a while. Nook apps are no longer available and Amazon help has plumbed new lows in crappy service for their kindles. Walmart.com now has ereaders and I have someone to complain to when it's time to get back into the pool. With Alibaba also likely to enter the market I'm getting books cheaper in used hardcopy than I can get any ebook. I'm willing to wait an unbounded amount of time for serious price and service wars to break out.

    How did both Amazon and B&N manage to screw themselves in their own core competency? I really would like to know.
     
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    Well, I can't answer your question but, despite all expectations to the contrary, I love my Kindle, and it's only a first generation. (Wish it was backlit). I'm so used to it now that when I do read a 'real' book it takes a moment to figure out why the page won't turn when I tap it.

    But I don't purchase very many ebooks - there's a large selection of free books available from Amazon. I download them by the dozen and if the story doesn't grab me by the end of the first chapter - tap - it's deleted. For me it's entertainment and a means of escape. Ebooks are far more comfortable (imo) to read from than a traditional book, hardcover or paperback...plus they take up way less storage space!

    Did you know that most libraries lend ebooks?
     
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    Yes. However they generally do not accept works that originate with epublishers.
     

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