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Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

View Poll Results: E-book, Paper books, or a combination
E-Books 42 39.25%
Paper books 34 31.78%
Combination 31 28.97%
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Old May 11 2013, 11:10 AM   #76
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Re: E-Books or Paper Books

Ebooks for me.

I actually prefer paper, but its outweighed by the convenience that you get with E-Books, particularly in NZ where finding Trek Lit in print is nigh on impossible unless you get lucky at a second hand bookstore
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Old May 13 2013, 09:05 AM   #77
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I was in the anti-ebook brigade for the last ten years or so until last week when I got a Kindle and am now in love with it. I think in future I will buy paper books that I really want to keep and keep ebooks to those whimsical purchases or the special Star Trek ebooks.
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Old May 25 2013, 10:00 PM   #78
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I used to read dead-tree editions, but about three years ago i got a Kindle, and have never really looked back. I read far more on the kindle than I ever did before, so its more convenient than having a massive library. For example, I've read 61 books since January.
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Old May 26 2013, 03:49 AM   #79
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I have a Kindle, and I love it, but it's nice to buy real books now and then to have something on my shelves. E-books have replaced paperbacks for me, but I don't think they'll ever replace hardbacks.
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Old May 26 2013, 05:53 AM   #80
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I just thought of another advantage of e-books over paper books. I don't have to worry about broken bindings, damaged covers, or torn pages with e-books. I tend to be very picky about the condition of my books, so things like that drive me friggin' nuts.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:35 PM   #81
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Went to all ebooks in 2009. I've found that I started to read a lot more. I can slip my Nook in my back pocket, which is a revolution.
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Old May 26 2013, 06:25 PM   #82
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I read e-books, but sooner or later I also buy the paperback copy, partially because the sight of a nice full bookshelf is very satisfying and so I have copies to lend out to friends.
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Old May 27 2013, 03:39 AM   #83
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I can't get over the feeling that e-books aren't completely mine and aren't permanent. I buy e-books for convenience, but if I want to own a book and add it to my collection, I buy a physical copy. I will double-dip on a book to have the ease of reading it on my phone. After all, $8 (my upward limit on an e-book) is just about a fast food meal. That's not a lot in the grand scheme, especially if you're not doing your whole collection that way.
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