A friend recently posted that she’d read this book over one weekend, and found it interesting. I’m wary of reading such books, but because she recommended it, I figured it should be worth a read.
I made a mental note to see whether I could borrow it from the library (my Daddy would be proud – he used to tell me I should not buy whatever I could borrow from the library though I really just wanted to OWN those Nancy Drews), since I seldom re-read books these days, and this seemed like something I wouldn’t need to have sitting on my bursting shelves. Thereafter, I recalled my friend’s comment when I asked to borrow some books from her. “You can buy the eBook too.”
Apparently those can be read on most devices (e.g. the iPad) and not just the Kindle, but I figured that the Kindle is probably still the best handheld device (read: light! and with the appropriate lighting) for reading eBooks.
So that led to the thought – would the hubby be so kind as to make a present of it to me? He said I should first check out whether I could download most eBooks in Singapore, since he heard that there might be compatibility / market segmentation issues.
My cursory check online unearthed such info:
Amazon does not ship and sell Kindle & Kindle content to Singapore. Thus, there is no official warranty from Amazon for Singapore users. E-book content may be found on the internet, just google for it.
Amazon Kindle does not support users from Singapore. Therefore, you will have to change your information, while registering your Kindle, to a country supported by Amazon. You may use free VPN service to change your IP to USA’s IP. After doing so, you can purchase e-book from Amazon.
To my esteemed friends who own a Kindle or have extensively researched into purchasing one, could you verify this? Or kindly share how you purchased yours and made it work (i.e. is it quite idiotproof)? Would you recommend jumping on the Kindle bandwagon?
I’ve erstwhile been a faithful adherent to the “bound paperback” sect, delighting in the smell and feel of a real book. But space (of bookshelf) and weight (of bag) are making me seriously consider this option.
Grateful for your comments!
(For the record, the hubby did agree, assuming it works easily and is worth the effort, heh.)