As a result of this thread, I downloaded Kindle for PC and Nook for PC into my netbook and ordered a few books from Amazon and Barnes & Noble to experiment
. I'm quite happy with the results--the 8 hour battery
life on the netbook is enough for me to curl up in bed
with a good book.
I also searched the Kindle store for cruising guides
and downloaded ones for Hawaii
, and Turks & Caicos. The price
was a lot lower than the hard copy versions, and the quality seems pretty good. Now if we can get all the cruising guides
to publish as ebooks, we can save a lot of money
space. The cruising guide authors should be happy, as more people will buy an ebook at $10 than a hard copy at $40, and the only people who will be hurt are the ones who print and sell the expensive hard copy books.