Saturday, December 05, 2009

My New Amazon Kindle!

In late October, my Kindle arrived in HK! The joy was beyond words. It was a long wait since 2002 when I first started this eBook web site and had been wishing that one day, I would own a dedicated reading device that could allow me to read many books without the hassle of waiting (plus expensive shipping). That dream came true at last!

The package was elegant, almost tamper-proof, and very intuitive to set up! Since getting my Kindle, I've already ordered 10 books from Amazon.com and simultaneously reading them. I am bringing my Kindle everywhere I go! There will be no moment of boredom. Best of all, I am saving on space, saving lots on shipping fees (which could at times cost more than the book), being able to shop and download the eBooks instantly from anywhere, wirelessly, onto my Kindle.

Owning a Kindle even changed my reading habits! I used to only read non-fictions, but is now trying novels ... especially those being made into movies, like "Coco and Igor Stravinsky"! The movie sold out in HK, so I am getting the Kindle eBook version. More so, I'm buying more self-help improvement books which I will have second thoughts displaying on my physical bookshelves.

To me, owning a Kindle really means freedom, besides convenience. By the way, I got so many curious looks when reading in the train or other public places ... the Kindle reader is still a NOVELTY in Hong Kong.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, U.S. & International Wireless, Latest Generation) in Hong Kong & Internationally


The Kindle Wireless Reading Device will be available in Hong Kong and internationally from October 19.
Here's a video interview:




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Monday, October 12, 2009

Reading eBooks on iPhone

ebook page on iPhoneebook software for iPhoneTwo months ago I finally got an iPhone so that I could read ebooks while travelling. There were several eBooks software to choose from and I chose "Stanza" after reading the reviews.

The good thing about reading on an iPhone is the portability and convenience since it is a device I carry around everyday. However, the screen is way too small and the battery life is not long enough. But this is still the best option before Kindle becomes available in my country!

One frustration is the limited number of good books that I can purchase despite being able to access so many online ebookstores. There is nothing like being able to own a Kindle and accessing over 350,000 titles (many available in hardcopies too).

But on Oct.8, my dream is becoming reality! I read in the papers in my country that an international version of the ereader, Kindle, would be released. Wow, I have placed an order for one!

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

eBook88 Widget: Sharing our content on your own blog!


We have recently built a widget around our ebook site where readers can easily install on their web sites and blogs with just a few lines of codes. If you have found the resources here useful, please share this widget. This is especially useful for ebook authors who have submitted their free ebooks to our directory and their ebooks have been listed. The more people who visit this free ebooks directory, the more chance your ebooks would be read.

If you have arrived here from another feed widget, follow this link to the main blog to see the widget and test it out. It is situated on the side bar on the left of the page.

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