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    Just wondering if I'm the odd one out. I use my treo for reading books. About 70% of usage is dedicatedto books, 15% communications, and 15% for other stuff. I read about 2 books a week and have an electronic library of about 1000 books. A lot of my books come from PalmMedia (Peanut Press), but most are downloaded from newsgroups. The Palm reader is my choice reader. I upgraded to Pro so use easy to read fonts. I normally keep about 10 books in at a time and read while in taxis, in meetings, at lunch...

    Anyone else read a lot on the treo? Anyone interested in sharing books? I've got all genres of books. Some old. Some new. Classics, bestsellers, comedy, SF, Horror, adventure, cook books.....

    Give me your feedback and reading experience.
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    i just got the ereader software. I was interested in finding a good source of free or nearly free books of recent bestsellers. Can you direct me to some sources thanks
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    Much to my surprise I found that it is actually easier for me to see the print on my Treo than the printed page. Plus the fact that the Treo is always with me.

    I buy most of my books from Baen or direct from the authors. I just wish that Del Rey would release more of their books is E-format.

    I also use PalmReader.
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    I use my Treo to read books as well. I generally use PalmMedia, but have also used Powell books. They have a very good selection and good prices. I like to read in bed before going to sleep and with my Treo I don't have to leave a light on and disturb my wife.
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    Try Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.net/ bring an SD card though.
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    How does one read a text file (as from guetenberg.net) on the Treo?
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    I would like to begin using my Treo to read books. Sign me up for the user group to share books!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jc924
    How does one read a text file (as from guetenberg.net) on the Treo?
    You can also read native txt files on the Treo using VFSi.

    http://www.freewarepalm.com/graphics/vfsi.shtml
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    I also use eReader (have started using ebooks for about 3 weeks now) and am quite pleased with it. I thought at first that the screen would be too limiting but it's very acceptable. I mainly use the standard font and don't bother changing font colour or anything. Didn't bother upgrading to the pro version. Mainly read sci-fi books- Peter F Hamilton, Stephen Baxter to name two. I find PalmMedia to be the best site and have only purchased from this site. Didn't think you could copy ebooks though because the registration code is linked to your credit card number?
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    I use my Treo to read ebooks all the time and have read dozens this way. I had the Pro version of eReader but found it to be slow and cumbersome so I switched back to the free version and like it better. I would love to be on a book-sharing list. How does one get started?
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    I had a year when I read a lot of books on the Visor, way back when. Have recently gotten back into it with the Treo 600. It's nice to have one or two books on it for convenient reading when stuck somewhere. I took a recent bestseller, Garden of Beasts by Jeffery Deaver, on my Treo during recent overseas trip -- quite enjoyable, read the whole thing over two weeks, didn't have to lug a hardback in the suitcase, etc... I also tend to keep a non-fiction book of interest loaded, since I prefer many of them in short doses anyway...
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    had never read books but wanted try on cruise. worked well. used an sd card. pleasantly surprise at how simple to get going and using. would like more selection but the one I have I can read including while in bed.
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    I listen to Audible ebooks on my Treo! Does that count?
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    I generally read one to three books a week on my Treo per week. I use Ereader Pro and Adobe. My ebook collection is also around 1000 books, 50+ of which reside on my SD card at any given time (I have some technical manuals that I keep on my card all the time for reference).

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    I think this site has most of Gutenburg books converted to Palm format.

    http://manybooks.net/
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    I use eReader sometimes, but use Mobipocket more often. Free SciFi books at http://www.baen.com/
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    what I like about palm media is their selection. Since the days of P
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    Since the days of Peanut Press, PalmMedia has really expanded.
    Their desktop converter is great. I converted LOTR with graphics.
    Pssst... in a whisper, another good source for borrowing books is from newsgroups or file sharing networks.
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    I want to start but need some help finding one of the apps suggested by the above posts.

    I found eReader at the palmOne site.

    But where can I download PalmReader or is it Palm Reader? I searched both spellings on PalmGear and Handango with no success.

    Tks in advance
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