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View Poll Results: Where do you prefer your ebook to start?
Cover 74 69.81%
Title page 5 4.72%
Table of contents 0 0%
Foreword or preface 2 1.89%
Epigraph 1 0.94%
Main reading content (e.g., the introduction, if one exists, or first chapter, if no introduction) 10 9.43%
I don't care 14 13.21%
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:20 PM   #31
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Kobos show the cover as the sleep screen. I do like that and miss it when I use my Nook.
Unless you are using FNAC or Walmart USA as your affiliate. A good reason for editing the affiliate file.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:34 PM   #32
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Exactly! I have to have something to occupy my time while the better half is watching RuPaul's Drag Race. I don't want to go to a different room and can't exactly play a loud computer game or read. But messing around with my Calibre library or checking book formatting in Sigil is a nice enough diversion for me.
Looks like we are in very similar situations except my wife is watches Filipino soap operas.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:08 PM   #33
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I prefer for the book to open at the very first page - the cover. Then I can more conveniently choose what I want to skip over, not somebody else.

I pretty much always start reading at the prologue after having skipped everything previous, but occasionally there is stuff before that I am interested in. A graphic of a map, for example. Or an epilogue that sets the stage for the novel. Bottom line - I want to decide what is important for me, not somebody else. And this may vary from novel to novel. When some pretentious fool, the editor or whatever, decides to jump ahead with the eBook start point, I just scroll back and wipe out their decision ... and set my own start point. It's not that annoying to be required to do this, but I'd rather not have to.
This is exactly it for me as well. I really hate when a book opens to what they think is where I want to start, I do want to see what the author intended at the beginning of any book.

I used to go back and edit errors I'd find in my books after reading them (would bookmark the pages and highlight what had to be fixed), but as time went on, I found the quality of so many books to be so bad and require too much editing time for something I wouldn't reread. It was taking up way too much time, time that I could better spend reading another book, so I've since stopped doing that.
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