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Old October 6th, 2017, 08:49 AM   #11

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Post it notes, or something similar, work well. Also with an actual book I find that it is not so difficult to remember were a particular passage is if I had not marked it, by remembering how far into the book it was as regarding thickness of the book and what chapter. I find this works quickly.
I guess my brain just works differently - I would never remember how far into a non-fiction book a particular passage was, especially if enough time has passed. Post-its may help but only if you marked what you're looking for. There just is no "search the entire book for all mentions of this word/phrase within a second" with a paper book.

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Another plus for a physical book is in photos, diagrams and other illustrations, which are either not included in an e-book or are poor quality and small size, and often unusable.
I have never come across an ebook that didn't include the visual aids the paper book does. You can normally enlarge them if needed, or view them on a larger screen, with color. I don't find this to be a huge problem, personally. I do miss the color, but if there are images of paintings or stained glass, I will just open it on my iPad to see the color. I also think it won't be long now before color eInk is the norm. When it first came out, the colors were very muted and dull. But now they are getting to be very vibrant: E Ink ? Creativity on Display

Anyway, for anyone who is interested, I do post historical fiction/history ebook/Kindle deals on my blog periodically, for both the US and UK store.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 09:03 AM   #12

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What I'm waiting for is an advance in display technology, something like a device no bigger than a phone but with a fold out screen that is as big as a laptop, and without joins being visible. Then I think it would be worth getting the technical books as an ebook. Probably in another fifty years most real books will be in libraries and we'll all be digitized.
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New Kindle fire coming out OCT 10th, accepting orders now. 10" screen 1080P 150$. Blue, black or red. They're giving them away at cost or maybe even slightly below hoping too make it up selling you stuff. I find they compare well against 600$ IPADS. I'm typing on a 8" one now that I got for 30$ on prime day. The best thing is unlike Apple they use SD cards so don't waste you're $$ buying a large memory one.

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Why has this turned into an advertisement for Amazon ??????
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Old October 6th, 2017, 02:06 PM   #15

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I've picked up so many books on ancient history recently for just 99p on Kindle. I much prefer books, but hard to pass up on them. Pen and Sword books mostly.

Anyone else been kindle cheap buying?
Oh totally!

At $.99 it's hard not to.
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No ad, just letting fellow members know about a new 1 coming out soon.
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Hard not too love Amazon. The only ones who hate Amazon is whoever was overcharging you before, like a certain fruity tech company.

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Why has this turned into an advertisement for Amazon ??????
Actually a nice 10" tablet for about $100.00 works for me.

What I like about the Kindle reader is having access to my books on more than one device at the same time.
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Actually a nice 10" tablet for about $100.00 works for me.

What I like about the Kindle reader is having access to my books on more than one device at the same time.
Yep, I also love watching YouTube & Amazon prime unlimited movies on mine, speakers need some help though as I'm hearing impaired (Too much gunfire in the Army), but I've got a Bluetooth speaker on my nightstand & my car has bluetooth.
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Actually a nice 10" tablet for about $100.00 works for me.

What I like about the Kindle reader is having access to my books on more than one device at the same time.
I've had a few android tablets, but now I've got a Ipad Air and its far superior.

ps: I use my phone for E-books
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