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Old 02-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by zamana View Post
Kindle books are ONE BIG HTML page. ...

Am I wrong?
Page numbers in Kindle books serve two purposes:

1. For newbies who need a page reference to monitor their postion in the book (read: those that haven't adapted to either the progress bar or Location) they provide some guidance as to how large a book is and how much has been read.

2. They provide a method of referencing a point in the book. You can quote a page number in the printed edition indicated by the ISBN listed as the ebook's page number source. Referencing the ebook's Location is equally accurate but is not accepted in some scholarly circles. This is the real reason Amazon added the feature.

IMHO, #2 is the only reason to use the Kindle page number feature. Most readers should adapt to using the progress bar or the Location numbers and let go of the antique "printed page" reference which is no accurate measure anyway as there is no consistency in how many words appear on any one printed page. Every printed edition differs.
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