Tuesday, August 14, 2012

TO E-READ OR NOT TO E_READ?

I’ve posted before on the pros and cons of e-readers. I recently found another con. My husband bought me a tablet for Christmas this past year. On the way home from visiting my son, I got my tablet out to continue reading a book I’d downloaded. Witch Song. I was really getting into the story.

I clicked the power button. Nothing. Sometimes, the button needs held down a little longer, so I held it down and counted to five. Still nothing. I repeated this process several times while counting longer, or moving my finger a tad [maybe I wasn’t in the right spot]. Every effort failed.

When we got home, my husband returned to the place of purchase. They printed his receipt. I called support. They invited me to pack it up and ship it to them. However, their email stated clearly that they are not concerned with any of my downloads. I should have made a backup.

I didn’t even know I could.

Luckily I don’t have hundreds of books downloaded. But, all the ones I do have, read or not, are gone.

How often does someone come into your home and steal all of the books in your bookshelf?

Never?

How often has a repairman come to fix your bookshelf, and said, “I’m sorry, but during the repair of your furniture, all of your books were lost.”

Never?

That’s what I’m guessing.

2 comments:

lisasanuma said...

Where did you purchase the ebook from? Most places will let you download an ebook if you look at your purchase history. Good luck!

Tina Scott, author, artist said...

Ooo. I didn't know that. Thank you.