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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:49:29 am »
When I read on the sofa or in bed, I stand it on a cushion and read hands free (except to turn pages). I've done that with other kindles I have had as well as the Oasis 2. The only time I hold it is when I am reading on the train.

I have the BookSeat and love it. Use it for my ereader (at this moment a Kobo Aura One...) and also for my iPad (watching Netflix etc.)
https://youtu.be/UY4auBcs_yY

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Traded-in my 1st gen Paperwhite, now what?
« on: March 10, 2017, 11:36:43 am »
In defense of my NEED for buttons...

If Amazon allowed us to change the portion of the screen where we tapped/swiped to go forward/backward, a touchscreen might work better for me.

I've got the Kobo Aura One this week and really like this options for the position of the page-turn-button (sorry, if rotation doesn't work...)

I set mine at the latest option. So bottom area of the screen is page forward and upper (?) area is for earlier page. I read a lot with the ereader at a Bookseat, and with this setting it is easily and relax.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Kobo Launches eBook Subscription Service Kobo Plus
« on: March 06, 2017, 06:24:12 am »
I'm selling books in Netherlands now. This goes to show that all that's REALLY needed is the right kind of visibility. Kobo has been in NL since forever. Zero sales there before this announcement for me. A little bit of publicity, and here we go. I wish I knew what I was doing regarding marketing in Europe.

I looked into the bol.com site and see that most of your ebooks are available for the Kobo Plus members. Maybe this Kobo Plus is a good thing for the members to try new different books/genres/authors and then are willing to buy sooner.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Any news about a new bigger Kindle?
« on: March 06, 2017, 06:09:50 am »
Funny how we switched from discussing large Kindles to a small ereader!
  :o
Guys, On topic please!  ;) ;D

Ok, so my husband went crazy from me; all day looking for the Kobo, reading reviews etc, so he orded one.  :-*
And today it was delivered (and also send back  :( because of two light spots in the screen (dead pixels or something...)
But I took the time for a quick photo session
Box




Kobo Aura One (left duhh) Kindle Voyage (right)


iPad Mini - Kobo Aura One - Kindle Voyage


I like this options for the position of the page-turn-button (sorry, rotation doesn't work...)


Hopefully the replacement will be deliverd tomorrow.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Any news about a new bigger Kindle?
« on: March 03, 2017, 11:20:26 pm »
Thanks all for your comments.

Still in doubt if I will buy the Kobo Aura One. I went back to the store and try it/hold it. It is light and looks good, but the only thing a saw was the screensaver so could not really try it.
I only affraid for the interface, I read it is a bit slower and not so clear as the Kindle. And I think that's why I hold and hope for a 8'' Kindle.
And what I will miss for sure are the page-buttons. I'm not really happy with it on the Voyage, I think the interaction is not smooth, but it works.

I never had the Kindle DX and google for it yesterday because of the reference there where made in this topic. It is a 9,7" ereader and yes I believe that that is too big. Also of course it is an old device and these days the interface, software and hardware are better than that.
If Amazon announced a 8" Kindle I will be the first in (on)line.! So please do Amazon :) !!!





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Let's Talk Kindle! / Any news about a new bigger Kindle?
« on: March 01, 2017, 01:21:44 pm »
Hi, I am an owner of a Kindle Voyage which is my fourth Kindle :)
Last weekend I saw the Kobo Aura One in a nearby store and I fell in love with it. Wow what a nice big screen!! :-*

Now is my question, is there any news about Kindle that they (will) making a bigger Kindle like the Kobo Aura One?
I love the Kindle software, mailservice etc. (Kindle was my first ereader so I don't know anything else, so don't miss it ;) ) I'm 36 years old and I notice that my eyes prefer a bigger lettertype, but when I change it on my Voyage I have the 'problem' that I often must change the page (duhhhh)
That's why I'm attracted to the Kobo Aura One, it looks great, also the backlight/nightlight option. I think I will downgrade qua software compared with the Kindle but overall I think a lot about buying the Kobo.

So if there is any news about a bigger Kindle I will (maybe) wait for it.

Does anyone know?

Thanks and sorry for my English.....I'm from the Netherlands....

Best regards,
Suzanne

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