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Old 05-22-2020, 08:30 AM   #46
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May I assume that with eink, you mean e-reader?

I can only say that since I have my e-reader (first a Tolino, then my Kobo) I almost never read a paper-version book. Why? For a paper book you have to sit down, whereas I can do the dishes and read on my Kobo. Plus there's the weight of the paper books to consider if you're going outdoors.

I sometimes read an e-book (from Kobo or other) on my Huawei, but rarely.
Yes.
There aren't any dedicated LCD ereaders out these days, that I know of, or significant non-reader eink gadgets. Every once in a while somebody tries an eink phone or keyboard but they don't seem to make much of a dent.

As for print, I have a bookshelf of unread ones and every once in a while I pull one out for reading but rarely get far. Even the FIRE HD10 is lighter plus easier to pull out. I pretty much pased paper out back in the PDA days after my Jornada and Dell AXIM VGA. And then came eink...

I've gone through a series of ereaders from BeBook to Paperwhite32, each noticeably better than what came before but right now there's very little I might need in the newer models. Maybe waterproofing, it might let me read in the shower...
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:33 AM   #47
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Which store (Kobo, Amazon...?) sells e-books in kepub format?
Kobo sells kepub. kepub = 'Kobo ePub'
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:54 AM   #48
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2) What are unstacked authors? Authors of whom you have only one book?
Yes. If an author in your library only has one book, there's nothing to stack.

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3) What I don't like about the "listing" of books by author, is that you have to choose either by first name or last name. And when you choose by last name, the first name is still put first.
So listing by last name would be
Kader abdolah
Leila Aboulela
Madeleine Albright... etc.
Whereas Albright Madeline, Abdolah Kader would make searching through authors way easier.
Why would it make searching through authors easier?

The authors you mentioned will be listed in the exact same order whether they are displayed as:
  1. Abdolah, Kader
  2. Aboulela, Leila
  3. Albright Madeline
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  1. Kader Abdolah
  2. Leila Aboulela
  3. Madeleine Albright

Even when sorting using last name, first name, I prefer the display to show first name last name.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:25 AM   #49
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Your first example is easier to scan down a list and find the last name being searched, because the last name is consistantly displayed in the same spot and format. Having the last name be some variable distance away from the margin makes it more difficult to rapidly scan it. Not impossible, just more difficult. And the difficulty increases as the number of authors on your list increases.

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Old 05-24-2020, 02:03 PM   #50
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Your first example is easier to scan down a list and find the last name being searched, because the last name is consistantly displayed in the same spot and format. Having the last name be some variable distance away from the margin makes it more difficult to rapidly scan it. Not impossible, just more difficult. And the difficulty increases as the number of authors on your list increases.

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I guess. In the end, I prefer first name last name dispalyed. I'm willing to do the enormous calculation and mental taxation required to sort between Leila and Madeline. Especially since I already know it is being sorted by last name and I can just look at the words that begin with 'A'
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But it's simply not true that Apple hardware only supports Apple Books.
There is a million epub apps and ther Kindle and Kobo apps, plus Bluefire Reader for DRM'ed epubs.
My accidental misplacement of the word "only" seems to cause a lot of confusion Understandable, as it does alter the meaning of the sentence.

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It is however true that you can read Apple Books only on Apple hardware, with the aforementioned exception of DRM free Apple Books (like ‘the classics’) which are delivered as regular DRM free epubs.
This is what I actually meant: I you can read Apple Books only on Apple hardware.

Because of that, and other similar restrictions that you can run OSX only on Apple computers (without hacking), and if you want iOS you can only buy Apple phones, that brand will not be a thing for me if I can avoid them.

As far as I'm concerned, they disqualify themselves most of the time, because of their "Apple only, everthing else is junk" mindset. To each their own, but with regard to computers, phones or tablets, I've never taken them into consideration, except if there's no other option. One such case is with the iPad 12.9 inch, which I need for a single, very specific purpose; not because it's Apple, but because it's the only decent tablet with a 4:3 almost 13 inch screen, which is *almost* an A4.

In the past I've also owned an iPod 160GB, because it was, at that time, the only MP3-player with storage larger than 60GB that could be obtained in the Netherlands.

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Kobo sells kepub. kepub = 'Kobo ePub'
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B&N are also ePub. But the problem is that you cannot remove the DRM and you cannot read them on any other eInk Reader but nook. You would need to buy only DRM free eBooks from B&N.
Can't you remove the DRM with a program like EpubSoft DRM-removal? I bought this a few years ago, and it works wonderfully.
I use it for every free Amazon-book that I get through the emails I get from "Book Gorilla" and "The fussy librarian".
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Can't you remove the DRM with a program like EpubSoft DRM-removal? I bought this a few years ago, and it works wonderfully.
I use it for every free Amazon-book that I get through the emails I get from "Book Gorilla" and "The fussy librarian".
You might be able to if they actually let you download the book in the first place. Maybe things have changed as I not got a ebook from BN in a long time?
When they made this change long ago, I used a work around to download the few I had with them and never purchased another book from them.
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I was replying to your post which was prior to post #52. so I didn't read #52 and thus, wasn't duplicating after reading.
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Can't you remove the DRM with a program like EpubSoft DRM-removal? I bought this a few years ago, and it works wonderfully.
I use it for every free Amazon-book that I get through the emails I get from "Book Gorilla" and "The fussy librarian".
I can remove the DRM from Kindle eBooks using the DeDRM plugin for Calibre. I didn't have to pay for it.

Companies like epubsoft steal the code from the DeDRM plugin and write their own GUI around it and get suckers to pay for it. And their nook DRM removal program will not work as it requires nook for PC to actually work.
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I was replying to your post which was prior to post #52. so I didn't read #52 and thus, wasn't duplicating after reading.
But your post was a non sequitur response to a correct answer to the one line question Which store sells kepub?
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