1. bigsyd's Avatar
    Which method do you prefer to purchase and read books on your tablet? Why?

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
    12-19-2011 12:15 PM
  2. WAldenIV's Avatar
    I haven't settled on one yet, but Overdrive allows you to borrow e-books from the library.
    12-19-2011 06:38 PM
  3. Lancer033's Avatar
    Which method do you prefer to purchase and read books on your tablet? Why?

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    mostly Amazon Kindle, but whatever is cheaper
    12-20-2011 07:50 AM
  4. PaulQ's Avatar
    Kindle. Easiest to use across platforms including on a computer itself. "Just works"

    ...Sent from my Tab
    12-20-2011 04:44 PM
  5. fbcregan's Avatar
    Want to say Kindle cause I have a Kindle and have bought a bunch of books for it. But I hate the Android app for my Tab. Why no split pages? I've started buying books for Google Books cause of the 2 page layout and page turn animation. I like that better. Wish Amazon would update and fix that on Android.
    12-21-2011 11:37 AM
  6. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    I prefer reading with the Google books app because the experience is fantastic, but the Kindle books are cheaper, so that's what I almost always use (I also have a Kindle).
    12-21-2011 03:09 PM
  7. Flashfox's Avatar
    I have both as I had books on both before I got my GT 10.1. Preference wise, I like the BN "Nook" look & feel. However, both work fine.
    12-25-2011 11:25 PM
  8. Anonymous98134001's Avatar
    There is a similar thread located here for more input: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-book-app.html

    I had high hopes of connecting my 10.1 to the local WIFI in Singapore, to download a few books on each app. My only experience is with the Google Books app and I wanted to see what the B&N and Amazon app was like. I was not happy when I bought the books on Google Books because I didn't know I had to actually click on the book, and opt for the MAKE AVAILABLE OFFLINE after you purchase it. I guess it is my fault I assumed it would be on my tab. I made that mistake in Hawaii, and now I'm in Singapore. Got my books that I had purchased, but I can't buy any new books from the Android Market because I'm in another country. Same thing with the Amazon Kindle App. Not good for international travellers. Really wish I would have known this before I left on my deployment.

    The Military internet here on the ship doesn't allow me to do much. It would be great if I could buy books online through a website and have it emailed to my Gmail. Then I could hook up my authorized external and transfer the book to my phone and tablet. Next time I'll be good to go....
    12-27-2011 05:25 PM
  9. WAldenIV's Avatar

    The Military internet here on the ship doesn't allow me to do much. It would be great if I could buy books online through a website and have it emailed to my Gmail. Then I could hook up my authorized external and transfer the book to my phone and tablet. Next time I'll be good to go....

    This site should help you get some books, but they may be classics with expired copyrights.

    Welcome to Open Library (Open Library)
    12-27-2011 10:39 PM
  10. tsak6789's Avatar
    Want to say Kindle cause I have a Kindle and have bought a bunch of books for it. But I hate the Android app for my Tab. Why no split pages? I've started buying books for Google Books cause of the 2 page layout and page turn animation. I like that better. Wish Amazon would update and fix that on Android.
    I've been using the Google app for the same reason. And it seems like the books are the same price as Amazon.
    01-09-2012 09:10 PM
  11. andy957's Avatar
    Any thoughts on Kobo vs. the others in this thread?
    01-11-2012 12:39 PM
  12. aashafie's Avatar
    I use montano, quite good library for free and purchase book as well as ability to import books

    Sent from my GT-P7500 using Tapatalk
    01-28-2012 03:38 AM
  13. Trees's Avatar
    Given I have a multi-OS environment (OS X Mountain Lion, Android ICS for S3, and iPad), I was looking for an e-reader that supports all three. For now I've settled on Nook and have it working with no issues on the S3. I struggled a bit on the MacBook Pro and after a few reinstalls and workarounds that did not work for the Nook for Mac, tried the Nook Study for Mac. So far I can access my content. The Nook for iOS and iPad worked without issues. As a quick experiment I opened a book on the MacBook and it opened up to the last page I was reading on my S3. So far so good with this setup. Hope this helps others who may have a similar multi-OS environment.
    10-08-2012 07:01 PM
  14. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    Ever since Google added dictionary and highlighting options, the Google Pay Books is the best book app I've ever used. The page turning is a great experience. Amazon's usually the cheapest option though, and they also allow taking books out of the library.
    10-10-2012 04:55 PM
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