Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Toy for book addicts...

I haven't been up on the latest technology so I don't know how long this toy has been around. A Sony eBook looks like it could be rather handy. I have gotten a taste of dragging a bag of books around the country of Belize and it isn't the most convenient thing to do. I love books. The feel of them. The smell of them. The weight of them in your hand. The way you can visit the places inside. Seeing books on a shelf, as a pile on the floor, in a basket, or pretty much anywhere can make me happy. I don't particularly enjoy reading things off the computer. Just doesn't feel the same. It seems though that Sony has taken a lot of consideration of these things. Their eBook is $100 cheaper than the Amazon Kindle. I do have this theory (that has been proven correct several times), you get what you pay for. One of the biggest advantages is that you could download a new book practically anywhere. I do wonder however if that anywhere would include foreign countries as there doesn't seem to be a way to connect it to the internet.

Hopefully there will be newer, even more user-friendly options by the time I am out of the Peace Corps.

Oh, how did I get onto this random topic? I was reading My Open Wallet and saw that Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth (and Get Rich Trying) would be free for our downloading pleasure. I cut and pasted this from Madame X at My Open Wallet.

Dear Friends and FinishRich Community Members,

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that my newest book, Go Green, Live Rich is an instant bestseller, debuting on both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller lists! This is huge news because as far as we know, this is the first time a book on the environment ever opened on the NY Times bestseller list. So thank you so much for helping to make this happen!

I also want to invite you to help us celebrate Earth Day with a very special offer. We've teamed up with our friends at Amazon.com and Sony, to offer a FREE download of Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth (and Get Rich Trying). That's right! For today only you can download the book absolutely free.

Here's all you need to do to get your free download. If you're an Amazon Kindle user, head over to Amazon.com or search Go Green, Live Rich directly from your Kindle and start your download from there.

To download the book to your Sony e-book reader, visit Sony's e-Book Store. You can also download directly to your computer by using Sony's free download client. Click here for further details.

Remember, this offer is good for today only! And please feel free to share it with family and friends!


Wangbu said...

What an interesting GO Green Post! You have a beautiful site which is worth visiting.

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Ashley Saddock said...

I think I'd prefer the cheaper Sony e-book. Personally, I want MORE BOOKS available before I buy the thing. There's not enough selection for either instrument quite yet...

Other pro about an old fashioned book - it doesn't require batteries.

Jessica said...

I'm so coveting the Kindle. :)