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    Hardcover? Paperback? or your pick of digital

    More and more I am liking the kindle format for just about anything that I want to read. Now don't get me wrong I will buy a hardcover and get it signed by the author when I go to Con or when he or she is at a bookstore in my area. But Kindle for me is so much handier and readily available! I could go on... But what do the rest of you think?

    I personally have Kindle installed on several PCs, Android smartphone and a android tablet. What about you?

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    I have a Nook that I like. I used to read on my iPhone via both the Kindle and Nook apps, but now I just convert everything to epub and put on my Nook. I like it. Someday, I might get a Kindle so I don't have to do the conversion thing.

    I do like the real-thing every now and then, but lately I've been noticing how inconvenient they are (for the thick paperbacks, won't stay open unless I have a death gripe on 'em, etc).

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    Same here...

    I switched to a Kindle only about a year ago, and now I love the thing. I miss seeing those colour covers and the smell of paper and ink, but I don't miss being caught without a book because I finished my current one (I usually have half a dozen books to read + dozens of samples on my Kindle at any time), I don't miss having a third of my suitcase taken up by books to read on vacation, I don't miss... yep... having to break a paperback's spine to read the words in the center or holding up a heavy hardcover.

    I still buy some physical copies - Kindle doesn't do those bottom-of-the-page notations very well at all, so I tend to buy my science texts in paperback/hardcover for easier reading. I do buy hardcovers for series I know I like and would like to keep. Kindle has cut way down on misc books around the house so I am not constantly trying to beg my husband to allow me to squeeze in "one more bookcase".

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    I'm a little old fashioned -- OK, a lot old fashioned. I still prefer printed books over eBooks. Hardcovers if I can afford them! Actually, I think it's because I prefer short story collections and anthologies. I tend to have several on the go at one time and I like to flick to and fro, selecting stories at random. I find this impossible to do on an eReader.

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    My number 1 preference is a hardcover. They just feel better in my hand. (but they're expensive, obviously.)

    I do eBook for most of the self-published stuff I read.

    I get most of my books from the library, so I read primarily physical books.

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    Ebooks these days for me, but it also has to do with my potential move this year, so I unfortunately have to 1) stop buying so many books, and 2) get rid of the stuff I don't read anymore. :| Ebooks still allow me to get my fix without cluttering my already small flat. (I don't have a Kindle, I use a Nexus 7 tablet, with the Kindle, Nook and Aldiko apps. This covers roughly everything I may buy.)

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    I got myself a Kindle a couple of years ago and now I barely buy print books anymore. I don't mind a hardback, but paperbacks do my head in. I hate having to contort my hands so that I can keep the damn thing open on the current page.

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    For reading, I prefer paperback.
    For publishing, well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yzabel View Post
    Ebooks these days for me, but it also has to do with my potential move this year, so I unfortunately have to 1) stop buying so many books, and 2) get rid of the stuff I don't read anymore. :| Ebooks still allow me to get my fix without cluttering my already small flat. (I don't have a Kindle, I use a Nexus 7 tablet, with the Kindle, Nook and Aldiko apps. This covers roughly everything I may buy.)
    Ditto the Nexus 7 and Kindle app. Also have the kindle app on my mobile(s) personal and work and on a few computers scattered about.

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    I wil always prefer paper back books./

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    So many people talk about how they love the feel of physical books, but for me it's the other way around. I just love the textured rubber feel of holding a Kindle. I read a lot of sci-fi, so it just feels right. Plus the mindblowing convenience of having an entire library in a 3oz device...

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    Reading from a screen makes my eyes buggy and cause pretty bad headaches ever after just a short time. Plus I just love the feel of a book in my hands. I'm old fashion *shrugs*

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