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Initial post: Jan 8, 2013 1:23:04 PM PST
Jessie Heard says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 1:25:57 PM PST
Mrs. Masters says:
I am not sure how this works. I buy a lot of books; some say actual page numbers and some just say the size of the book. I get this on new and older books. It was have something to do how the book is loaded into Amazon.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 2:23:26 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
Also lot of books there is no print version, especially from self published authors. It normally tells you how big the file is, you can kind of judge the length that way.

You also have 7 days to return the book if you do not like how short it is for the price.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:27:28 PM PST
Fuzzy says:
What is the specific book that you are talking about?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:31:31 PM PST
reg says:
The page numbers have to be enabled by the publisher and read on a Kindle that supports it. I like the new Paperwhite that can show how long to the end of the chapter or the % read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:37:23 PM PST
Jessie Heard says:
Really, Inever heard that..

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:40:23 PM PST
Jessie Heard says:
Not well known authors. I have 275 books on my kindle archives. I just look for something different but I want to know the length of the books. Well known books you want no matter. All of my 275 books have the length of the book listed. Just wondering what happened to change that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:42:31 PM PST
K. Rowley says:
"Really, Inever heard that.."

Help > Digital Products > Kindle Support > Amazon Kindle Terms, Warranties, and Notices > Kindle Return Policies
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200144510&#books

Returning Kindle Books
Books you purchase from the Kindle Store are eligible for return and refund if we receive your request within seven days of the date of purchase. Once a refund is issued, you'll no longer have access to the book. To request a refund and return, visit Manage Your Kindle, click the actions tab for the title you'd like to return, and select "Return for refund."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:42:49 PM PST
Jessie Heard says:
You are probably right. Sometime the reader will say in review. Good book but short for the money. That helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:43:46 PM PST
Jessie Heard says:
Thank you. Good to know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:52:09 PM PST
reg says:
Ever since I got one of those short books, I look at the product description to see how long it is. It is also hard to put page numbers on something when you can change the size of the print.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 3:20:07 PM PST
Fuzzy says:
Hard to know without knowing what books you are talking about.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 3:31:34 PM PST
medialint says:
All the ones I just looked at say either "# pages (estimated)" or "# pages (contains real page numbers)"

I've been reading a lot of those $0.99 novellas lately (Hugh Howey's Silo series, JF Perkins renewal series, etc) so I expect them to be short. I've never bought any kindle book that disappointed me in length. Granted some I just didn't want to end, but that wasn't a word count issue. As far as fiction in fact there's only been one book so far which I decided to stop reading on account that I wasn't enjoying it. (It was a sci-fi book which seemed to be far too focussed on technical details--such as all the various parts and components of a shuttle engine--and had little actual content to speak of).

I've read a lot of books on my iPhone kindle app. Now I actually own a Kindle HD too! (Though mostly I got that for my son to use with FreeTime, which is working out great).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 6:48:11 PM PST
Jessie Heard says:
That is my problem the new books do not hve length of book in description anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 6:52:39 PM PST
Jessie Heard says:
Well I guess if I can return it if I am nor happy with length, then it is alright.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 11:40:24 AM PST
Jessie Heard says:
Mystery, Suspense, Cowboy. Comedy. I guess I like most fiction books.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 11:50:20 AM PST
WakkyWabbit says:
Because the Kindle screens are of varying size and because the fonts can be adjusted by size, margins can be adjusted, page numbers are not used in most Kindles. If I want to know the number of pages, I look at the paperback or hardback copy to get an approximation of length.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 6:47:14 AM PST
Jessie Heard says:
That is a good idea, but as I said before all of y 275 books had how many pages were in book. I think the publishers have changed this, but I will try your idea. Thanks
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