So far, my 1st Kindle has found it's wat to my PT's (physical therapist's) 14-year old sons hands, we know her whole family, and as far as I can tell, I thinks she's just downloading some of the really old stuff that is in the public domain for free, she (my PT) has my second Kindle as she LOVES murder mysteries also, and has also been responsible for "turning me on," to a lot of these authors, like J.D Robb, so she gets most new stuff quicker on Kindle than at the library, or usually available the same day, if I know about it. Eric, my son-in-law has my Kindle fire, from what I understand from my hubby (I'm bed-bound and therefore don't get out much), he broke the operating system on it almost immediately. I had decided when I got the Kindle Fire, that I'd never ned another Kindle "unless" they came out with a Kindle with touchscreen but with better battery life then the Kinle Fire, which although it had the touchscreen, with the web-browser, the battery life sucked, and what did they do, the Kindle touch! Eric is also the father of my grandbaby and has downloaded some of the free apps, like for drawing or playing UNO. He also has an android phone and has downloaded some free apps for it.
It's distractions as far as I'm concerned and with rereading the books in order now, I don't think I've had to buy any "new" books in at least 6 months, so what the heck?
Well, I'll stop ranting on this subject for now...but I WILL be back...sorry.
Plus with iBooks, most of the classics are free. I just finished "Call of the Wild" for free, and am starting "Great Expectations." (Also free)
How to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted
Amazon recently erased all of one Kindle users' e-books. Ars shows how to stop it.
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/ ... g-deleted/