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View Poll Results: Do you use the list of chapter titles in the ToC?
Yes I do, and I want to see the list 65 67.01%
No I don't, but still want to see the list 9 9.28%
I don't use the list, and don't care whether it's included 13 13.40%
I don't use the list, and think it's a waste of space 7 7.22%
I prefer not to see a long list of chapter titles. 3 3.09%
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #31
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I only use chapters in the TOC for some non-fiction ebooks. Links to individual books is useful in omnibus editions, but not chapters.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:06 AM   #32
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If you don't like having to think of a title for each chapter, you may simply use the first two or three words of that chapter. I can't remember now in which books I've seen it, but I rather like it in novels, as it seldom gives anything away or tells me what I should prepare for. Just a thought...
Thanks, Paola. I've seen it also on some Lois McMaster Bujold books.

I may have to think again. I'll try not to whinge about the extra work.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:09 AM   #33
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I'll try not to whinge about the extra work.
oops, I definitely did not mean that! In fact, I find the first few lines as chapter titles rather intrigue me
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:32 AM   #34
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All ebooks I read must have a working TOC\Navigation.

I can't tell you how many times I hit the back button and lost my place. Also on Kindles a TOC is a must to be able to navigate to the Previous/Next chapter by hitting the left or right arrow key.

One of the first things I check before purchasing a self published books is that it has a TOC if not I'll have to add it through Calibre. Sometimes it's easy by adding the right xPath and sometimes I have to extract the book then open it up in Word and mark the chapters with the right tags. So I am willing to pay more for a book with proper Chapter headers and a working TOC.

The Kindle Fire does not have navigation like other Kindles so a TOC is a must have to be able to navigate a ebook.

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #35
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I don't care whether or not a chapter list has a name beside each chapter, but the TOC must at least navigate to the chapter of the book indicated. I've edited a few books to make it such.

It just makes it a little more pleasant of a read for me.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #36
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Are we talking the ToC at the beginning of the book that I have to flip through to get to the actual stuff I want to read? Or the internal one?

Printed ToCs need to die. I can always use the "Go To" function on my reader to go to whatever chapter I want.

I'm a big fan of having ebooks go from Cover (a SINGLE cover) to reading material; put all that extraneous crap at the back of the book.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #37
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I like this idea and will try and implement it in books I reformat.

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If you don't like having to think of a title for each chapter, you may simply use the first two or three words of that chapter. I can't remember now in which books I've seen it, but I rather like it in novels, as it seldom gives anything away or tells me what I should prepare for. Just a thought...
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #38
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Are we talking the ToC at the beginning of the book that I have to flip through to get to the actual stuff I want to read? Or the internal one?

Printed ToCs need to die. I can always use the "Go To" function on my reader to go to whatever chapter I want.

I'm a big fan of having ebooks go from Cover (a SINGLE cover) to reading material; put all that extraneous crap at the back of the book.
Most kindle books automatically put you at the start of chapter 1. You have to page back if you want to see any of that. I can't say I've noticed if my kobo books do that.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #39
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I dig TOCs.
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