- We have to pay duty to have it shipped from the States to Canada. It should be shipped to me from within Canada.
- The Kindle app isn't available in the Canadian iTunes store.
- I pay the same US price as you do in the States, but my Kindle won't have full wireless capability.
- Only four Canadian newspapers currently available.
- I can't buy books for the Kindle from Amazon.ca - I was seriously set to buy (ironically) The Case for Books right now. It is available for the Kindle at Amazon.com
- I don't think that Canadian authors / publishers can publish to the Kindle platform.
How have I been coping w/o the Kindle? Just fine, actually. I've read well over a dozen novels on my iPhone this year. My preferred ereader of choice is Stanza (ironically now owned by Amazon) - can't think of a single thing to do to improve it. I buy most of my books from Fictionwise. There's also the Canadian option of Shortcovers, with both a store and ereader. Shortcovers just hasn't been quite as seamless as Stanza/Fictionwise for me.
For newspapers, yesterday I discovered PressDisplay. It's got my local paper and an iPhone app, though if I do decide to subscribe I'll probably choose to read my morning paper on the laptop. For me, I think newspapers and magazines on an ereader would be killer, and that's one thing I was hoping the Kindle would do for me.
It does indeed frost my shorts that I can't share the books I've purchased with anyone else. I haven't yet, but will probably explore options for cracking the DRM in order to do so.
What am I missing, eh?