Biggest complaint about eReaders?
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I have my list, but will wait to post, in hopes that others will chime in first!
Sony's E-library is rubbish. It is very easy to download books, and to add them to the reader. A dream, smooth, simple, fast.
Trying to organise them into "collections" - their word - is a nightmare. the E-library doesn't sync witht he reader, you can't move folders on the reader, it's slow, and generally annoying. I'm pretty much just going to have a huge random library on the reader and try and remember authors names/book titles to find what I want.
2) Titles and authors. Word and PDFs have bizare titles sometimes, and you can't edit them. not even in the E-Library software which would be the sensible place for it. I believe there are some 3rd party tools for this, but I haven't checked them out yet.
3) minor minor gripe way way down the list. It's heavy.
4) the turn page button can be a bit sticky, so you end up skipping a few pages, - just like in a real book.
5) it's way to easy to buy way too many books. I'm normally very restrained and only buy (discounted) paperbacks from bricks and morter stores, sometimes I have to wait awhile but I did manage. Ebooks are just scarily prevalent. Budget control? who needs that!
Other than that I love it.
(1) As mentioned above, the inability to pass along a title to someone else. Having said that, I am fairly sure that's not a privilege that publishers are ready to grant in a digital environment.
(2) Note-taking or Annotation; this is just clunky. I gave up trying to do this on my Kindle. I still take notes from my books using paper and pen.
(3) I would *love* the ability to get a two page spread on the screen and nobody can do this yet.
Otherwise, I have no issue with e-readers. However, my personal buying habits w/ digital books is that if I think I'm really going to re-use or re-read the book, I make sure I have a print copy. The business model of e-books is licensed access and I'm concerned that some publisher in a fit of pique over pricing or piracy will yank my electronic copy.
It's amazing how touch-and-go many of these eBook delivery systems are. So many links in the chain, it wouldn't be hard for one of them to make the whole system grind to a halt.