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Initial post: Feb 20, 2013 10:17:42 AM PST
I am thinking about getting a Kindle because the cost of the reader and the book are cheaper than the actual book. I have never had a Kindle so I do not know how this works with a text book. can you write in the "Margins" and highlight as well as flag pages?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 10:40:51 AM PST
Yes, you can do all those things.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 11:02:26 AM PST
Be aware that highlighting is limited to whatever percentage of the book the publisher allows. Some people have run into the highlighting limit in textbooks. You can make notes, which show up as a small number on the page, which you can then click on to see the note. You can flag pages by bookmarking them, but you can't name the bookmarks.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:13:45 AM PST
Crazy Cat Lady - Also, be aware that eTextbooks can be read on Kindle Fire, the Kindle app for iPad, Android tablets, PC, or Mac.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:26:46 AM PST
I know, but I have some issues reading books on a computer. There is a positioning difference and it makes it hard to read. That is why I have always gotten real books even when the college supplied e-books. I can position a kindle more like a book. I have a few books on my phone, but that size will not do for a text book.

Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:32:49 AM PST
I think what Pineapple was explaining is that many e-textbooks can't be read on regular Kindles, only on the Fires, iPads, PC or Mac. They are called "print replica" books and won't download to any e-ink device.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:39:30 AM PST
Crazy Cat Lady - Yes, I'm trying to tell you that you'll need to get a Fire to read textbooks. They won't work on the e-ink Kindles.

Kindle eTextbooks -
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Textbooks/b/ref=amb_link_355831402_45?ie=UTF8&node=2223210011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=0K8QQSC1E1ZN1APZV8BN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1497072762&pf_rd_i=1286228011

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 11:43:28 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:48:14 AM PST
Alairic Walldown - Click on the link I provided above. It has the same info that I provided in my first post to the OP. Namely, that they can be read on Kindle for Android.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 11:48:32 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Also, be aware that diagrams may be difficult to see and the ebook may not have page numbers. The lack of page numbers is often a problem for students when the instructor says "turn to page 82" or "read pages 100 through 130".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:49:18 AM PST
**Meya** says:
Here is an example:

Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edition

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:54:13 AM PST
Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 11:54:21 AM PST
Pineapple, That makes things a little clearer. Also it means I might not have to get a Kindle or a Nook, just any kind will work with the Kindle for Android. ( which is how I get them on my phone) I have not gotten any device yet as I have about 1 1/2 weeks to the start of the class. I really did not want anything fancy, just something to read with. Thank you for your help.

Lisa

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 12:00:58 PM PST
Lisa - It will work on Android tablets, not on phones, though. If you get the 8.9" Fire you can use extra features in the books.
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