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Large books in Kindle or "dead tree" form?

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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 8:01:56 AM PST
Jazzcat22 says:
I'm trying to decide if I should buy a big book (in this case "Atlas Shrugged") in Kindle or paperback form. I can see pros and cons to both. Obviously, having such a book on the Kindle is more convenient, but the DT form allows for making notes more easily (I personally don't find that feature on the Kindle very helpful).

Just curious what others do with these kinds of large, classic works.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 8:06:45 AM PST
Erich says:
I've spent the last three years getting rid of big, bulky books. Slowly replacing everything with Kindle editions. I'll always have a few DTBs for sentimental reasons, but one of the biggest advantages a Kindle has it the ability to carry around hundreds of pounds of reading material in a few ounces.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 8:07:05 AM PST
It's really a question of how you want to use the book and how you use your Kindle. I don't take notes in books, so 99% of my books are Kindle editions. I only make exceptions for travel guides and cookbooks, because those are books for leafing through and back & forth in, not for continuous reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 8:10:32 AM PST
Buy the Kindle version and a journal to make your notes in. I would suggest the journal even with a DTB. It's easier to refer back to your notes if they are all together in one place instead of having to leaf through a large book to find them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 8:15:45 AM PST
S. Prewitt says:
Kindle Eink devices are ideal for novels like Atlas Shrugged. I have the Kindle Keyboard, and I make lots of highlights and notes. If you want to copy and paste highlights/notes, they are available at (click on Your Highlights).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 9:23:24 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
I'm the wrong person to ask. With all the sales on Amazon and, I not only have that specific title in DTB for, I also have the eBook AND the audio book. I have many MANY titles in both DTB and eBook formats.

(I agree with your notes-taking opinion but others find that Kindle feature very usable.)


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:32:41 AM PST
I don't write in my books, so I'm gonna hafta vote for the Kindle version.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 11:09:42 AM PST
Debi says:
I put notes in my DX cookbooks all the time. If you actually have so many notes you overload you could just type up a text in word and refer to that. I still buy paper cookbooks on occasion, but I mostly do ebooks for those also.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:11:22 AM PST
buy a used paperback real cheap

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 8:33:59 PM PST
John D says:
For me, no more big books. If it has a lot of pages, I will read it on the Kindle.

I had a copy of Stephen King's The Stand sitting around waiting to be read for years. Finally spent the money to buy the Kindle version, and read it in the next week. Kindle FTW.
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