Published: Saturday 2011-08-06.
After thinking about it for a while, I finally ended up buying an ebook reader before we went to Crete this May, and I haven’t regretted it. So far I have been reading books available for free and in the public domain, but yesterday I decided to actually buy an ebook for the first time. It went a lot more painless than I had feared, especially after everything one has read about all the evil DRM schemes that are available.
I first bought The Centenarian Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, that I had been recommended, and I could buy it without restrictions for 49 (Swedish) kronor. The book did get a couple of watermarks where it says where it was purchased, but I can live with that. After that I bought 1634: The Baltic War, which is the third part in a series where the first two books were available for free from Baen Free Library that I mentioned earlier. Six USA-dollars later I got myself an epub file completely without restrictions or watermarks.
I have copied the books, both to my ebook reader and to my smartphone. It was easy to copy the book over to the reader, I just added the book to Calibre and synchronised. Aldiko I had to copy the book over manually to and import it, but it didn’t take many minutes. Now all I have to do is to start reading, the question is when I will have time for that…
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