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Offline Charles_Conway
30 Apr 2012, 09:37 PM | Post: #1

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Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

... or do you prefer to keep it for 'you' time when you're reading for fun?
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30 Apr 2012, 10:51 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

I find the Kindle a godsend for computer programming text books. I've got two on the go at the moment, totalling more than 1,900 pages between them. I really wouldn't want to carry them on my commute to work... And they are just two of the 15 programming books I keep instantly available for reference.

I also have quite a few science and history books - but they are for fun (honest). Admittedly they are rather outnumbered by Euro-detective and Sci-fi books.

I'd never really thought about having separate Kindles for 'work' and 'play'. But given I'm looking for an excuse to buy a Touch I may now have to give it serious consideration...

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01 May 2012, 08:32 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

I tend to just have 'me' books on mine as the only other type of books I would buy are cookery books, and there is no way I want my Kindle in the kitchen when I am cooking in case I spilt something on it by accident. Omg
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01 May 2012, 02:47 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

I'm reading God's Fire, England's Fury by Michael Braddick. It's definitely a "me time" book but fairly hard work. It's about the political and religious ideas in the build up to and during the English Civil War. Not everyone's cup of tea but as an account of probably the period of greatest political change in Britain utterly fascinating. I have a few non-fiction books, a couple work related, but a tiny proportion compared to fiction. Since finally getting to grips with SendtoReader I have added some Wikipedia articles which I find very useful.

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02 May 2012, 10:16 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

What`s the difference? Reading is fun full stop. Smile
I do read non-fiction as well such as the Bible and One Hit Wonderland by Tony Hawks but it`s still for me SmileThumbs Up
I don`t have to like a book to enjoy reading it.
Offline Kew Reading Black Butterflies by Sara Alexi
03 May 2012, 09:56 AM | Post: #6

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

I enjoy reading autobiographies and memoirs on the kindle, as well as history books.

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

I buy mostly fiction but I have several non-fiction books on my Kindle too.
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08 May 2012, 06:33 PM | Post: #8

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

This post was last modified: 08 May 2012 06:34 PM by Grace Elliot.
That is such a good question!
Until I thought about it, I would have said I still buy all my non-fiction as books - but that's no longer true!
I purchase pyschology and writing technique books on the kindle now, but still buy DTB's for history. I think it will be a while until I convert to Kindle for history because the system for making notes on the Kindle is a bit clunky, and there's no substitute for a soft pencil note in the margin. (I realise that's a whole new can of worms - 'defacing' books!)
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11 May 2012, 07:09 AM | Post: #9

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

According to this Beeb article, a lot of people seem to:

"13% of academic and professional book revenues came from digital products"

Compared to only 8% of sales across all electronic types.
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11 May 2012, 09:24 AM | Post: #10

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RE: Do you buy non-fiction books for your Kindle...

I have a fair few recipe books on my Kindle, but rarely look at them on it.
The Kindle ap for PC on the other hand allows for full colour pics Smile

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