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e-Books Vs normal books..

Discussion in 'e-books and e-readers' started by fanny, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Conscious Bob

    Conscious Bob Well-Known Member

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    I was at a book signing tonight and a fan got his Kindle signed using some app and a stylus. Is a digital signature as good as a real signature?
     
  2. Avenix

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    I don't like reading ebooks, but I do so sometimes when I haven't got enough time to visit library or there is just not a book I need.
     
  3. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Probably not. The signature image couldn't have been that good.
     
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    Depends on what the point is of a signature, doesn't it? If you want it to raise the value of your book, then it's probably not worth as much. If you want it for the memory of having your favourite author sign your favourite book, maybe with a personal dedication, then I don't see any huge difference.
     
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    I only recently got a kindle and do as you say find it useful if i want to be able to carry my books around.
    But when it comes to a normal book, i love having it, i love seeing the beautiful front cover, i love being able to actually hold the book, heck i even love seeing when i'm getting close to finishing!

    I do like having a kindle and being able to get books quickly, but nothing will replace a good book.
     
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    That is pretty cool!

    Would you sign my kindle?

    Signature capture
     
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    I absolutely love my kindle, but if there's a book that I've been looking forward to reading then I'll get a paper copy. I've also been known to purchase for Kindle, then also buy a paper copy second hand through Amazon or Ebay. Seeing the spine of a book that I've loved sitting on my shelf gives me pleasure and makes me smile.
     
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    this thread has reminded me today, that it's been a long long time since i bought or read a paper book...
     
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    Me too, zen, but I bought an ebook just last week. Did not think I would like the ereader as much as I do.
     
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    I think it's sort of awesome, actually. Kindlegraph provides a similar service, and you don't need to find the author in person.

    Sent from my LG-VM696 using Book And Reader mobile app
     
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    I think that the pleasure of holding a book, with its wonderful smell, in my hands can't replaced by a cold e book.
    buying books is expensive and is a big consumption of chart, but we can borrow books in libraries
     
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    I used to think that too. Carrying around a light kindle instead of a heavy book certainly has its merits for travelers.
     
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    I prefer print books to e-books. E-book readers are easier to carry around but they bother my eyes. Also, for some reason I like to go back to books I've already read and flip to a random page and begin rereading from there.
     
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    We just had a lengthy discussion about just this on Cruisers Forum, my home. It turns out most cruisers prefer ebooks, but specifically on the kindle. Some still like the old book swaps found in cruiser holes worldwide, but most prefer that they can carry hundreds of books on one device!

    Me? I think I prefer ebooks, but my mother stole my iPad2, so I'm still on paperbacks!
     
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    thank you, gave me a good giggle here this morning.. :)
     
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    I got a Kobo touch just over a year ago and I LOVE IT!!! Thought I would miss actual books but now miss my Kobo when I read one! Lol! Also, buying books is so much easier!!! Having recommendations on an on line book store while choosing a new book is such a wonderful thing...I'm addicted!
     
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    My Dad got my Mum a Kindle last week, she loves it.
     

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