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Q1) DanBan, what a shame!
IPAD and ebooks are ahead of the game,
Borders books is closing its shop,
What a blow to the printed word!

A1) DanBan the Writer's man replies:

Borders Group Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection Wednesday and said it will close about 30% of its stores nationwide in the coming weeks. Below, a full list of stores closing. Click on the column headers to sort. Looks out for deals in a store closing near you.

http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/02/16/is-borders-closing-a-store-near-you-heres-the-full-list/

http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/st_borders0216_20110216.html


Q.2) Writer's best friend Dan Ban,
    You know I am a Brad Pitt Fan,
     Spend all my money on popcorn and coke,
     Need a free movie; now I am broke!

A 2) DanBan Writer's Man:
1) Staples 10% off In-Store Coupon (excluding Computers), valid till 01/21.
Link:
http://weeklyad.staples.com/staples/default.aspx?action=entryflash&adref=%20staples_right_hand_nav&cm_sp=marketing-_-Weekly%20ad%20header-_-weekly%20ad%20header
 
2) PDFZilla for FREE till 02/05. Regularly, $29.95.
Windows only.
 
Registration Code: 8061822TWDV6YUK
Link:
http://www.pdfzilla.com/giveaway.html
 
PDFZilla Key Features
Convert PDF to Word
Convert PDF to Word with all text and Graphical data.
Convert PDF to RTF
Convert PDF to Rich Text Files. You can edit all text and graphic by Windows Wordpad.
Convert PDF to TXT
Convert PDF to plain text files. You can edit text by Notepad.
Convert PDF to Images
Convert PDF to BMP, JPG, GIF or TIF files.
Convert PDF to HTML
Convert PDF to HTML files and automatically generate the Index file.
Convert PDF to SWF
Convert PDF to Shockwave Flash Animation files which can be published on websites.
Page Selection
Convert all the pages, or partial pages of PDF file.

If do not want to install any program, here's another one: http://www.freepdfconvert.com/
However, only 1 conversion in 30 minutes, unless changing/spoofing IP addresses.

 
3) 2 Free Redbox Movie Rental Codes- expires 2/28 NEW
 
codes:
 
WXM52MD
XXR3N4Z
 
Free redbox one night DVD Rental Codes


Q 3. I need a deal that is hot,
       A few pennies is all I got,
       Looking for real paper for my next issue,
       Looks kinda bad when I use bathroom tissue!!                                                                                             



A 3) DanBan Writer's Man:  On 1st page of this week's circular, they have the list of 7 items which pays back 100% in rewards (LIMIT ONE PER ITEM): 

 1)Post-its 12 pack $12 100% Staples REWARDS BACK

2) M writing pads 6-pack $10 100% Staples REWARDS BACK

3) Staples brand plastic tote $8 100% Staples REWARDS BACK

4) Papermate 4-pack pens $5 100% Staples REWARDS BACK

5) Avery 8160 labels 750 count $10 100% Staples REWARDS BACK

6) Banker Box 10-pack $17 100% Staples REWARDS BACK

7) 25-pack catalog envelopes $8.49 100% Staples REWARDS BACK   Also, while at Staples, they have the $1 (After Rebate) HP Everyday 4x6 100 pk Photo Paper to print all the holiday-pics. 


http://weeklyad.staples.com/staples/default.aspx?action=entryflash&adref=%20staples_right_hand_nav&cm_sp=marketing-_-Weekly%20ad%20header-_-weekly%20ad%20header  

  Before heading out in giddy joy, make sure you have your Staples Rewards number. If not a member yet, here's the sign-up link & details of the program (make sure to put in the right name, address, tele number etc...'cause that's where Staples will mail out the reward check):

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/easybutton/rewards.html  

Q4. What is a Nook,
       Is it like a book,
       Will it help me read,
       Fantasies, romance and all the recipes I need?

A4. DanBan Writer's Man: The Nook is the Barnes and Noble version of the Kindle and it works the same way. Amazon uses their own proprietary format for the Kindle, whereas Nook is mainly ePub.

The Calibre software, can sometimes convert back & forth between the formats....but if Amazon has DRM embedded in it, it's a gray area trying to remove that to make it other-reader compatible.

Also, there are a whole bunch of android reader deals (pantech) available--especially with Kohls Store Credit Card --> for the 30% discount code + PriceMatch + CashBack etc piled on -- could also be an option.
Here's a nice comparison chart between the different  eReaders:
http://ebook-reader-review.toptenreviews.com/