Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #16
Istvan diVega
Inharmonious
Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Istvan diVega ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Istvan diVega's Avatar
 
Posts: 416
Karma: 2157616
Join Date: Jan 2013
Device: Sony PRS-950, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
All ebooks, except selected non-fiction or the occasional deluxe version of an old favourite. Apart from those I never check the price of physical books and so never have a clue about the price difference. Nor do I care for a moment, as even the most expensive English language ebook will be vastly less expensive than any book bought here at home.
Istvan diVega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:03 AM   #17
Ripplinger
350 Hoarder
Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ripplinger ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ripplinger's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,246
Karma: 2299170
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest USA
Device: Sony PRS-350: 3 Silver, 2 Blue!; Kobo Glo
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfCrash View Post
Nope. I don't like reading paper books. They are heavy, bulky, and uncomfortable. As long as the prices are what I am comfortable paying, I am fine with it.

I have felt this way from day one but I know many people feel differently.
ProfCrash sums it up nicely for me too. Ereaders are far more comfortable to hold, turn pages, much better for my crappy eyesight where I can change the font style and size to what's most comfortable for me, much easier to carry around daily since it's already smaller than 1 paperback. And I always have another book to start if I finish up one while out... I used to hate those times when that would happen with paperbacks and I still had a 45 minute ride home. And the space ebooks have saved me has been the best incentive of all to stay with digital books. I've pretty much tossed or donated all my old pbooks with the exception of some nice hard cover editions.

While so far books I've been interested in have always cost less than the pbook, I probably wouldn't mind paying a few dollars more for the ebook because of all the advantages they offer, but not more than that. I don't like it and think ebooks should cost less than pbooks, but sadly it's one of those things I just don't have control over.
Ripplinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #18
Lyor
Enthusiast
Lyor began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 30
Karma: 12
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Fire HDX7 Sony PRS-950, , Galaxy Note 10.1 & Tab 7+, Nook STR & HD+
One other strategy I use to keep my ebook cost down is to take advantage of pre-order/pre-release pricing for books by authors I really enjoy reading. This typically saves 30 to 50 percent over release prices.
Lyor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #19
DrNefario
Wizard
DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DrNefario ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DrNefario's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,312
Karma: 4004656
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Device: Kindle, Kobo Touch, Nook SimpleTouch
I think I've probably read more paper books than ebooks this year, for a couple of reasons:

1. I already had a fairly significant paper TBR. If I clear it, I can actually get rid of some of the books and recover some shelf-space. (One day, I might even see the back rows of books again!)

2. I've been reading some books I'm not interested in keeping. Essentially rentals. I buy them cheaply used, and then give them away again when I'm done. (In theory. I've bought about 30 Agatha Christie novels this way, and read maybe 6 of them.) I could use a library for this, but that would involve going to the library at the right times. I prefer to lay them up in advance, so I can pick one up whenever the urge takes me. And I'm mainly getting them from charity shops, so everyone wins.

3. The Agatha Christie thing is part of a recent interest in Golden Age crime, and quite a lot of it is unavailable as an ebook. A fair bit is unavailable new in any form.

4. When I go into charity shops and second-hand bookshops, I often see other things I also want.

5. I'm now up to 14 books I've won in various online giveaways/competitions. (4 separate wins.) I'm not going to turn down free stuff.

To be honest, I don't really care what format I read something in. A good quality hardback or attractive paperback can be very nice. Sometimes a pbook is a little more awkward to handle than an ebook. Sometimes an ebook is riddled with scannos and formatting errors.

I will admit that the pbook I am currently reading is sufficiently manky that I kind of want to wash my hands after touching it, but I normally wouldn't buy something in that state. In this case, it's the only copy I've seen, and it was cheap. It's the first book I've had that I would be happy to chop up and scan.
DrNefario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:29 AM   #20
cortman
Zealot
cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cortman ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 138
Karma: 1025658
Join Date: Jun 2013
Device: Kobo Glo, Kindle 3 3g, Nook HD+, Nexus 4 (Mantano)
Interesting question.
I probably split my reading about 60-40, with ebooks being the 60%. This is simply because of the convenience- I can slip my Kobo Mini into my shirt pocket and carry it to work, outside, anywhere I go. Since I usually read (physically) clunky classics and history it'd be hard to emulate that with an analog book.
Also I try to only buy nice hardbacks when I buy paper books, and therefore I don't like to carry them just everywhere as I try to keep them in good shape.
Usually I own the book I am currently reading in both paper and ebook form, and I will alternate between the two quite often- read on the ereader at work, and pick up the paper version in the evening.
I still love paper books and will continue to acquire more of them.
cortman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #21
Apache
Readaholic
Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Apache's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,281
Karma: 31788794
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: South Georgia
Device: Nook Color / Nook HD+
No.
Apache
Apache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #22
WillAdams
Guru
WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WillAdams ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
WillAdams's Avatar
 
Posts: 953
Karma: 1812300
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony PRS-600, Fujitsu Stylistic ST-4121
Agree w/ Prestidigitweeze.

A bit of something I just posted to the InDesign mailing list:

- ePub --- mass market paperbacks, trade paperbacks --- for fiction, straight text, works w/ minimal need for figures
- ??? --- textbooks and other works which require extensive formatting and an interaction between the text and figures
- apps --- coffee table books

I still haven't seen a middle-ground textbook format w/ any staying power in the marketplace --- did I miss something?

My concern is that there will continue to be a devaluing and moving away from an inter-related formatting of text and figures/images as such things migrates to a lowest-common denominator ePub.
WillAdams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:55 AM   #23
HomeInMyShoes
Ginormous Intergalactic
HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HomeInMyShoes ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HomeInMyShoes's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,120
Karma: 44490333
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: junkyard
Device: Kindle3
44 to 11 paper to ebook for me this year so far. I did read a lot of stuff that just wasn't going to ever be in my collection and collecting, ebook or paper isn't what I do since I don't reread. Having books around is pointless to me, especially with how easy it is to get something from the library or from Gutenberg in a pinch.

I don't give myself a lot of money to spend on books either which usually goes towards technical, work-related material. Most of everything else comes from the library and a short walk to the library to grab the paper copy is always nice.
HomeInMyShoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #24
speakingtohe
Wizard
speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.speakingtohe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,596
Karma: 25170848
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: sony PRS-T1 and T3, Kobo Mini and Aura HD, Tablet
I far prefer ebooks. I lost my first ereader (it was returned) and found I preferred reading on my laptop to paper and this was after 50+ years reading paper. I would read paper happily if there was no choice of course.

Price is an object, but I wouldn't quibble over a couple of dollars or so. Sometimes I buy milk at the 711 for about 30% more than the supermarket rather than walk 1/2 mile when I am tired.

To save money by buying a paper book I might have to track it down at a store and spend the money to get to the store etc. or wait for delivery.

I'm pretty thrifty, but I often weigh the cost in other terms than dollars. Do I want something bad enough to pay extra for delivery or take the bus to pick it up, or can I wait till I am going to that area to get it etc. or a better price.

Ebooks, there are probably 20,000 or more I would be quite happy reading, and the one I want is unlikely to go out of print, so I would most likely just carry on and read something else. But if the price was only a few dollars more I might just get all crazy and splurge. If I can buy that special bottle of wine occasionally, or eat out once in a while, what is an occasional tiny bit extra for a book going to do to my budget?

Helen
speakingtohe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #25
Mivo
Evangelist
Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mivo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Mivo's Avatar
 
Posts: 427
Karma: 3352840
Join Date: Jul 2013
Device: iPad, Pyrus mini, Kobo Glo / Aura, Odyssey HD FL, Nexus 7.2, ImcoV6L
The only paper books I get anymore are OOP ones that have no electronic editions.

I greatly enjoy the decrease in clutter since I switched to mostly e-books.
Mivo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #26
caleb72
Indie Advocate
caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
caleb72's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,710
Karma: 14627223
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Device: Kindle
I'm definitely mainly reading e-books, but lately I've been reading more physical books from my bookshelves at home. Because I was made redundant, I've got much more time to sit home and read, and I don't have as much of a problem reading physical books when I'm not carrying them around all over the place. Having said that, reading The Passage and Buddenbrooks was a bit of a chore. Really annoying to deal with larger books these days as my wrists have turned into Kindle lightweights.
caleb72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #27
Katie1
Non-Techy
Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Katie1's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,199
Karma: 3296799
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: WV---USA
Device: Kindle Fire HD, K3 WiFi 3G
Nope... IF you wait the price of ebooks drop like anything else! Right now the authors I am waiting on thru Amazon the book Pre-Order prices Drop 1/2 the cost of the HB.. IF your waiting for the Pback to come out to save then the eBooks drops again to the PB cost or even lower. I can wait LOL BTW Did you factor in your Gas to go to the Store to Buy the book? No Gas No Upkeep No added polution to get ebook thru WiFi!
Katie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #28
pidgeon92
Wizard
pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pidgeon92's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,632
Karma: 5807990
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle PW2, Kindle DXG, Boox M90, Kobo Aura HD
I'll never go back to paper books. I don't see price as an issue, as there is nothing that I have to read. I put books I want to read on a wishlist, and I wait for the price to drop under $7, or I wait until it is available to borrow from the library.
pidgeon92 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #29
greenasterisk
Enthusiast
greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.greenasterisk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
greenasterisk's Avatar
 
Posts: 33
Karma: 300010
Join Date: Sep 2013
Device: Kobo Aura
I know this sounds stupid but the only thing that would attract me to physical books is its cover. No e-ink reader has come anywhere close to reproducing the visual awesomeness of a full color, visually pleasing cover graphic.
greenasterisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 03:22 PM   #30
cfrizz
Wizard
cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cfrizz ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
cfrizz's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,091
Karma: 13140478
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quincy, MA
Device: Sony PRS T1, Samsung Note 2, Samsung GMP 5, Nexus 7 32GB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ripplinger View Post
ProfCrash sums it up nicely for me too. Ereaders are far more comfortable to hold, turn pages, much better for my crappy eyesight where I can change the font style and size to what's most comfortable for me, much easier to carry around daily since it's already smaller than 1 paperback. And I always have another book to start if I finish up one while out... I used to hate those times when that would happen with paperbacks and I still had a 45 minute ride home. And the space ebooks have saved me has been the best incentive of all to stay with digital books. I've pretty much tossed or donated all my old pbooks with the exception of some nice hard cover editions....
This pretty much sums it up for me as well. I have no intention of going back to paper books.
cfrizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why are some e-books more expensive then their physical version? *reg* General Discussions 59 10-14-2013 07:41 PM
Managing physical books with Calibre Pancrazi Library Management 4 03-07-2012 03:15 PM
CNN interview: Physical books gone in 5 years ChrisChillin News 60 10-27-2010 12:03 PM
Physical books to come with digital copies aswell? EtherealWinter General Discussions 2 05-22-2010 02:16 AM
E-books in physical bookstores, even without internet zelda_pinwheel News 54 12-27-2009 03:22 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:00 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.