Is there some sort of public library for e-readers?
I read alot, and I no longer have room for more bookcases, not to mention I often read multiple books at one time, so instead of piling books in a corner or carrying sometimes three or four books everywhere I go, someone suggested I get an e-reader. At first I was steadfast against the idea, I love the feel of books and how they smell but as my friend pointed out, but it’s getting a little out of hand.
So I went and researched and after long deliberation, I decided on the Nook color. But before ordering it, there is something I would like to know.
I have no problem buying books and I know they have a very nice selection of free books and books for a very low price, but sometimes I like to indulge in my guilty pleasure, teenage paranormal action romance i.e. books like *shudder* Twilight.
I know its trash, there’s virtually no character development, the writing is superficial, the story itself is more then a little disturbing and most important VAMPIRES ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO SPARKLE!! But I can’t help myself, it’s like watching Jerry Springer or something… half of your brain laughs at the hilarity of it and the other half cries and worries about the future of humanity.
But this is not a book review and I don’t want a bunch of angry teenage girls to flood my inbox, so let me try to get to the point here. No matter how cheap, I just can’t bring myself to actually spend money on those types of novels. I usually secretly take two out of the Library at a time, read them and then get a few more.
So basically I was wondering if there are plans for some sort of online library where one can “borrow” an ebook for a few days and then “return” it, or if some local public libraries are getting books for e-readers? I know the nook color has a new feature where you can borrow a book from a friend for a certain amount of time but I don’t actually know anyone with a nook, so this would be of little use to me…
Many public libraries “do” e-readers. Only the Amazon Kindle is unsupported by most systems (because Amazon is a giant butt-head).
Typically, you can check them out from home via your library’s website and they stay of your Nook for whatever a normal circulation period is — three weeks at Baltimore County Public Library, more or less time at other systems. Then they mysteriously disappear.
Go to your library’s website and look for a link to the catalog, or perhaps the word “e-books,”
Our collection at BCPL is constantly growing, because e-books are cheaper for us to buy and “process” than normal ones are.
What’s the best way to get the most money for (barely) used textbooks without waiting for Amazon buyers?
I have so many textbooks from recent classes that still look either brand new, or are in very good condition. I can’t afford to sell these $80 books for just 3 bucks on Amazon the way some big businesses can. I have the books posted on Amazon w/incentives like free shipping upgrades, and they’re priced competititevely, but I hardly ever get a buyer (and when I do they rarely leave reviews). The bookstores at my university & other local colleges seem to not want used books and the regular second-hand book shops pay very very little. What’s the best way to maximize the money you get back from these books w/out leaving them on Amazon for years until someone buys one?
All advice appreciated! Thanks!
PS – please be specific about websites & such!
You may also want to check some of the larger textbook retailers for a textbook purchasing program. Most of the larger companies refer to this as a buyback program and have a quote system based on demand for the item. Generally these companies will also pay for the shipping to send the item back then send a check upon receiving the shipment. If they have a high demand for the item, especially retailers that service multiple schools, they can probably offer you a higher value for your textbook. Usually the best time to take advantage of the highest buyback values is at the very end of a term.
Best SAT prep books / online courses?
I have kaplan review for math, but I’ve heard it’s not that good.
I also received a free online PSAT course from kaplan, but once again, I’ve heard kaplan is not that good.
What is the BEST SAT prep books/ online review?
Money is not a concern.
P.S I don’t want to take a classroom course.
I want all online/book stuff.
Although I don’t put much emphasis on preparation for standardized tests because I am a firm believer in the “you know it or you don’t” theory, I prepped for the SAT using CollegeBoard.com. It is the SAT’s official website and has practice questions for every subject and a full practice SAT for absolutely free.
Is this free Ps3 offer real? It’s worth a shot to make a fake email?
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I didnt even read that haha but if you think about it.
How many people saw that add?
Do they really have enouugh PS3′s for everyone that sees the add and makes an email?
Try it out if you want, all up to you
Getting Published – is it easy to get your book or article published?
Do most authors have to deal with bureaucratic crap to get their writing out in the public? Why don’t more authors strictly go online and use their own blogs rather than have somebody determine your fate through a publishing company?
Found this on CareerCritique
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Years of Experience: 7
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Comments: I have been writing for seven years now. Most days I work as a mortician (creepy, I know) but whenever I have free time I have written magazine articles, novellas, short stories, and even some novels. All of the writing only represents less than half my income and I do not consider writing my “true” career.
Writing is extremely rewarding. If you are interested about how the realities of the pay:
The nature of the publishing business is structured so that you receive pay anywhere from 6 months to 1 year after acceptance of an article or book. In some cases it is split into 2 – 3 checks: one at signing and review, another on delivery and acceptance, and one after publication. In other words it can take a while from when paperwork is submitted to when the paycheck is recieved. You may want to consider having another dayjob during this phase. Once Royalties begin coming your way from past books, depending on how well your books have sold, you will start to see money. A steady, livable income usually will not happen until 5 years of dedicated effort.
For all young authors out there – writing can be very rewarding, but dont quit your day job just yet!”
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