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Old 12-06-2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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Amazon has announced a new subscription program targeted for children called Kindle Free Time. It has unlimited time spent with selected apps, movies and books. Cost is $2.99 a month per child if you have Amazon Prime, maximum of $6.99 or $4.99 a month per child without Prime, maximum of $9.99

I did a quick scan of the books offered and it seems slanted toward the younger Grade School/Pre-school ages to me. Many of the movies and shows listed are already free with Amazon Prime.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #17
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I would go with Kindle because I hear Bezos is experimenting with a Netflix for ebooks type thing. Would be in heaven if that was true.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #18
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I believe Kindle would be better for future wise. With a Kindle + Amazon prime, you can also watch movies on Amazon site. Not too familiar with the Nook or Kindle though...
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #19
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I am also a Kindle person. I got the Kindle 2 a year and a half ago and literally read it every night. I am getting a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas, the $119 version with the special offers. The special offers are just ads that pop up as the screen saver instead of just some other picture. It won't affect your reading and it is much cheaper. Also the charger I already have will work with the Paperwhite so that is not an issue for me. DH got a Nook Touch as a rebate for some tires he bought. He doesnt use it at all. I tried to use it but did not find it as user friendly as the Kindle but maybe it was just that I was used to the Kindle and did not have a need to use the Nook.

I am just now looking at the Pixel Ink thing on Facebook. There is a similar page on Facebook, KOTC (Kindle on the Cheap) that posts cheap and free books several times a day. There is one for Nook as well but I don't know the name.

If you think you will want to read outside at the pool or the beach the Kindle Fire or the Nook equivilant will not work that great. The glare is really bad. Before I got my first Kindle I was on vacation. While I was sitting at the pool there was someone on one side of me with the Kindle 2 and another lady with the Nook. I talked to both of them and looked at them and the lady with the Nook admitted it was hard to read in the bright sunshine. Something to consider.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:45 AM   #20
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I have a Nook Tablet and my third grade daughter has a Nook Color and we love them.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #21
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I have a Kindle Fire, my parents have Nooks. They just ended up buying an iPad because they were unhappy with the selection of Apps for Nooks. If you're just going to use it for reading, then either will suit her needs, but if she is going to download and use apps, I would go with the Kindle. I love being able to read on it, then pass it to my kids when they want to play games-- lots of apps on there. LOVE my Kindle!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by DisneyJunkie4 View Post
I would go with Kindle because I hear Bezos is experimenting with a Netflix for ebooks type thing. Would be in heaven if that was true.
That would be great! I would switch to a Kindle for that feature if it happens. I use a Nook Simple Touch GlowLight right now, and I like it, but it's expensive to feed my reading habit. I have found some good deals, but I have already read most of the classics that are inexpensive or free. I read about 5-7 books a month, depending on their length and my schedule. I'm picky about what I read - I can't tolerate poorly written or cheesy fiction, and most of the better fiction is well over $10 per book.

I was interested to read the comments about self-publishing...I think I'll post a separate thread about that and see what people have to say on the topic.
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I have a nook color that my 8 year old 4th grader loves to use. We really only use it for books and Netflix so that's all ill speak on. There is no lack of free books, plus the library has tons....we enjoy the in store feature of being able to read, I'm sure it's more of a preference thing so if she wants the nook, get a nook.
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After much deliberation, I wound up going with the Kindle. Very happy with my purchase!
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