Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
This is probably a dumb question, but c'est la vie. I read Kindle books on my Mac, but one big disadvantage is that I don't have any page numbers. Since I'm an academic and need to cite passages to page numbers, this is a big pain in the ass. There must be some way to make the pages on Kindle correspond to the print book, right?
(Off topic post, but was reminded by MrG's post. Also, I am reading a Kindle book now and running into the problem.)
I think kindle editions report some sort of a "Location #" which I have seen several prominent academics make use of (although since we had PDFs instead of kindle versions, I had to identify a page in the PDF and convert the citations to page #s...). If you are actually using the kindle version, I might think this is preferred to some automatic page number conversion. Technically they are not the same edition, and for all you know, the text is not identical between editions (especially for translated works or working papers). Just like you can't just cite page #231 of a book without mentioning which publisher/edition/paperback vs hardcover/etc. I don't think it really makes sense to cite a "page" when you are really looking at a "location #" of an ebook.
Originally Posted by MrG
Amazon is currently doing $75 off Kindle. I just got a Paperwhite for $44. I've wanted one forever, but could never rationalize spending $119 on one when I have a pretty big stack of print books in my collection waiting to be read. For less than $50, however, I couldn't say "no!"
WTF!? Looks like it was a targeted offer (probably to people who don't already own a kindle) and is not available to everyone. Too bad...the paperwhite is really cool, but I couldn't justify paying over a hundred bucks to upgrade from my kindle 4. For $44, I would totally shell out for that awesome screen.