Max Q
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Kindle ‘converted to print’ books

Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:23 am

I’ve been collecting books since I was seven years old, reading is one of the most enjoyable pastimes in my life, especially these days


But I’m not a Kindle fan, I just prefer physical books, I can see why people like a digital format it’s just not for me


I order at least one book a month from Amazon, hardback and paperback, nothing like a brand new book arriving


But lately I’ve received a couple of books that seem to have been generated from Kindle, they are extremely thin with tiny writing I assume to keep publishing costs down, very disappointing and I’m afraid this may be the future of paper books



I return these to Amazon as I dislike them so much, they’ll take a 300 page book and cut it down to 100 pages of fine print and it looks like a leaflet


Before I order now I look carefully at the number of pages and the product weight, if both are suspiciously low I won’t buy it


I suspect, sadly that this is the beginning of the end for the printed word
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Re: Kindle ‘converted to print’ books

Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:19 am

For the most part, I buy through secondhand dealers on Amazon. Much, much cheaper, better for the environment and most of them are actually brand new anyway.

As an added bonus, your experience seems unlikely with resellers.
 
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Re: Kindle ‘converted to print’ books

Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:02 pm

Max Q wrote:

I order at least one book a month from Amazon, hardback and paperback, nothing like a brand new book arriving




I personally like used books and used book shops. The people who work there are great to talk to, give good recommendations and I just like the feel of a worn-in book better. You also find surprises sometimes, like notes from previous owners. I even found a love letter written on the backside of a cover once. Not to mention you can buy a bunch of books for less than the price of one new book.
 
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Re: Kindle ‘converted to print’ books

Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:03 pm

Support your local dealer! That way you can also make sure to get books according to your preferences. Amazon already has enough business, they don't need you, but your local bookstore does.
 
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Re: Kindle ‘converted to print’ books

Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:45 pm

BartSimpson wrote:
Support your local dealer! That way you can also make sure to get books according to your preferences. Amazon already has enough business, they don't need you, but your local bookstore does.



Local book stores ?


Just about extinct where I live, there’s a B&N 20 miles away where I would pay a 50 % premium to shop in person


Otherwise nada
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