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Old 09-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Nemesis by Philip Roth book length question

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I recently downloaded Nemesis by Philip Roth from the Kobo store. On my Sony eReader the book shows as being 136 pages. Yet the Kindle version, as well as the hard cover version have 304 pages. Is it possible that Kobo has a truncated version of this book on its site?

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Hi

I recently downloaded Nemesis by Philip Roth from the Kobo store. On my Sony eReader the book shows as being 136 pages. Yet the Kindle version, as well as the hard cover version have 304 pages. Is it possible that Kobo has a truncated version of this book on its site?

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The "page" count in an ePUB (e.g. those compatible with the Sony & Kobo readers) is a poorly chosen term. There are no pages in an ebook. The ePUB "page" is a file chunk of a particular size and has no relation to a printed page in a paper book or to the amount of text displayed on a typical screen. Some ebook readers calculate these "pages" and display the number.

The Kindle "page" is a real page. The newer Kindles can, when the data is provided with the ebook, cross reference a particular "location" in the file ("location" = chunck of file data, smaller than the "page" chunk referred to by some ePUB readers) to the printed page in a particular edition of the book. The Kindle will identify the printed book by its ISBN. When such data is available for a book Amazon will list the book's size in pages, hence the match between the Kindle ebook and the hard cover version.
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The "page" count in an ePUB (e.g. those compatible with the Sony & Kobo readers) is a poorly chosen term. There are no pages in an ebook. The ePUB "page" is a file chunk of a particular size and has no relation to a printed page in a paper book or to the amount of text displayed on a typical screen. Some ebook readers calculate these "pages" and display the number.

The Kindle "page" is a real page. The newer Kindles can, when the data is provided with the ebook, cross reference a particular "location" in the file ("location" = chunck of file data, smaller than the "page" chunk referred to by some ePUB readers) to the printed page in a particular edition of the book. The Kindle will identify the printed book by its ISBN. When such data is available for a book Amazon will list the book's size in pages, hence the match between the Kindle ebook and the hard cover version.
Thanks for the explanation.
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