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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    The Many Adventures of Eaglethorpe Buxton Eaglethorpe Buxton, famed adventurer and story-teller, friend to those in need of a friend and guardian to those in need of a guardian. He is a liar and braggart, not to be trusted, especially around pies. Who are we to believe? Buxton himself leads...
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    Apple Has Already Developed A 7-Inch iPad

    Apple has a whole line of desktops, a whole line of Macbooks, a whole line of ipods. Why wouldn't they have a whole line of iPads. It would make sense for them to produce a 7" if only to stave off competition from Android tablets. I agree that they control the market but if you don't keep...
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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Two years have passed since Senta, the sorceress Zurfina, and Bessemer the steel dragon arrived in the strange land of Birmisia. Now it is up to the settlers to build a home in this dark and forbidding land, ruled by terrifying dinosaurs and strange lizardmen. Ten year old Senta must discover...
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    Is it illegal to ask questions??

    Very nice. That's a great response to piracy.
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    Borders App now available

    Apologies if this has been mentioned already. Borders has released the app for their new online ebook store. This means that all major booksellers are now on the iPad. Borders is unique in that they plan to support multiple ereaders as well as other devices.
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    iPad to replace Nook and Kindel

    I used my Sony Reader for two years and loved it, but having just finished my first novel on the iPad, I have to say I felt no eye strain at all. It took a while to find a comfortable holding position, but I did. Now I feel no compunction about replacing my reader with the iPad.
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    What iWorks App will you purchase?

    I bought pages, though in the end I don't think I even needed that. The notepad will do fine with what few notes I'll be writing on the iPad. I can't imagine that I'll need any of the others.
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    Where's the ARROW keys????

    I don't have much problem... most of the time. There are certain web pages though where you have to curser up or down to edit. You can't do it with your finger. It just sucks that there is no solution in those cases.
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    We Rule Friends Needed

    I'm like the lowest level of anyone. Is there anyone else playing below level 8?
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    We Rule Friends Needed

    You can add me. Name is the same.
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    Slow Backup on iTunes

    Okay, I jinxed myself. As soon as I said my backups took only 5-10 minutes, I had one that took 45 minutes. :P
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    Slow Backup on iTunes

    I have a 64gb iPad. Each backup takes only about 5-10 minutes, and it is more than half full. I do have Zinio, but haven't purchased any magazines with it. I have disabled auto-brightness because I have heard of wifi slowdowns when it is on, and quite frankly I don't need it auto adjusting...
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    What is your ipads name?

    I like it. "Lilly Pad". It works.
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    What is your ipads name?

    In my novel His Robot Girlfriend set in the year 2032, people use devices called TexTees. The iPad is probably more advanced than the device I describe in the book, since I wrote it several years ago, I was thinking along the lines of the Kindle. Still, I call mine my TexTee.
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    Who here bought an iPad even though they dislike Apple products?

    I've never been a big fan of Macs. I always preferred PCs. I like a system I can easily get into and customize. I always thought that iPods were nice, but there were other mp3 players that were cheaper. So... my first Apple product is my iPad. I love it.
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    Help !!!! Not loving the ipad at the moment.

    I've transferred all my books from the Sony Reader to the iPad. It's really not a big deal to do it. If they are books from the Sony store,then they are DRM'ed. You have to convert the. Google "removing drm from Sony ebooks". It's not that hard either. Once you do that, all your Sony books...
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    Help !!!! Not loving the ipad at the moment.

    If they are non-DRM books, you can just find them in the my books directory by using the add file to library or add folder to library command under the file menu in iTunes. Then they will easily be copied over. If they haver DRM, they need to be stripped of it before. You can find out how to...
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    I keep pressing the home button

    I hit it all the time when I'm holding it to read a book. Lately I've been turning it upside down. I also hit menus at the bottom of the screen when I swipe down to roll text upwards.
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    Welcome from another newbie. You'll find this site to be a great resource.
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    Camera in iPad coming

    With as small as they are making in-phone cameras, you would think they could come up with something very tiny to plug into that port.
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    iPad as a Reading Material.... in the Bathroom!

    I always used my Sony Reader in the bathroom, and I bought the iPad as a replacement for it. Still, I haven't felt comfortable taking it in there yet. I may either keep the Sony just for that, or I might read on paper (I mean books).
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    Hello all!

    Hello and welcome. I'm still a newby too-- had my iPad 4 days now. :D
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    It's on its way!

    It's here. It arrived this morning at 9:00. I can't believe it. It just got to California last night. Now, here I am typing out this post on it.
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    It's on its way!

    Mine just arrived in Ankorage, AK! :)
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    iBook unstable with too many books loaded

    You are absolutely correct that there are many thousands of books available free. My own library is now well over 5,000. Yes, I will never be able to read them all. I also have a pretty large music collection, though nowhere in the 5,000 range. You are also correct that the iPad and other...
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    It's on its way!

    It just flipped from one to the other today-- maybe last night. I ordered it May 20 and it said "ships Jun 4" until today. Now I'm tracking it. It's in Hong Kong.
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    It's on its way!

    My iPad just shipped! Two days ahead of schedule. Yea!
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    Online music with Ipad ?

    I haven't gotten my iPad yet (9 more days), but I use pandora on my computer and my roku box on the tv. It's a great setup and as mentioned above, has an available app.
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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    In a world where men are almost extinct, someone is trying to kill history's greatest rock & roll band. Science Police Agent John Andrews must negotiate a complicated relationship with Ep!phanee, the band's lead singer; drummer Ruth De Molay, bassist Steffie Sin, and the redheaded clone lead...
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    iBook unstable with too many books loaded

    I haven't gotten my iPad yet (Jun 9), but I experienced the same thing on my Sony Reader. It has more than enough memory to hold the 5,000 books I have, but the indexing system gets very sluggish with that many. I keep my entire library on my computer (organized with a program called Calibre)...
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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Senta and the Steel Dragon Senta and the Steel Dragon is a science-fiction steam-punk adventure series. The intoductory novella, Brechalon is free at either Smashwords or Brechalon is the novella-length prequel to The Voyage of the Minotaur and the books which follow in...
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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Elven Princess Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Elven Princess is a comedy/fantasy story and is available free at both and It should also be appearing at iBooks soon. Remember, it is free. Don't pay for it. Eaglethorpe Buxton, famed...
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    AUTHORS: What software do You use?

    I use Office/Word to write. I find that even editing and re-editing (sometimes dozens of times) by myself and others, typoes still manage to elude me. I find that having it read aloud to me is invaluable in fixing this. So, I use Text2Go for this purpose. I also use Bookcover Pro to create...
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    Shameless Promote Your Book Thread

    His Robot Girlfriend My science-fiction novel His Robot Girlfriend is available free at,, and It should be in the ibookstore by now, but I can't check until my iPad gets here (Jun 4) :(. Mike Smith's life was crap, living all alone, years after...
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    Is Apple Now Big Brother? 1984

    It's double plus good.
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    iBooks for iPad

    iBooks uses epub format, and you can find LOTS of books available at some of the following sites: The first two sites feature only free books, but have a mixture of older public domain books and newer copyrighted but free books. They also both have...
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    iPad Converter - Handbrake

    I have. I wasn't able to get handbreak to work on any of my DVDs.
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    Hello, I am a history teacher and would-be novelist. I just ordered my iPad, though it won't get here for a couple of weeks. I've never been a big Apple fan, despite the fact that I find the company and their history interesting. I've used Macs at school and preferred Windows. I've purchased...