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View Poll Results: Do you prefer to read poker via a physical Book or an E-reader
E-reader (Kindle, etc) 8 44.44%
Physical Book 10 55.56%
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:58 PM   #1
Al Mirpuri
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Ok guys,

I want to know what you prefer

is it better to have a poker book on an e-reader the pros being that poker books are often cheaper that way and immediate delivery. The con being that tables can be awkward to view correctly and going backwards and forwards in the text is not the easiest and you cannot sell on the book once read.

or

is it better to have a physical book that is easy to go back and forth in as well as being re-sellable?

You decide.

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Old 03-01-2021, 01:58 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: E-reader vs Physical Book

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Ok guys,

I want to know what you prefer

is it better to have a poker book on an e-reader the pros being that poker books are often cheaper that way and immediate delivery. The con being that tables can be awkward to view correctly and going backwards and forwards in the text is not the easiest and you cannot sell on the book once read.

or

is it better to have a physical book that is easy to go back and forth in as well as being re-sellable?

You decide.
I personally use the Amazon Kindle much more than I use a printed book. This may seem ironic since I've had over 3 million books printed. One of the things that I prefer the Kindle for is that it's very good for taking notes, and since I'm often reading a book for possible written review, this is quite helpful to me.

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Old 03-01-2021, 03:30 PM   #3
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One of the things that I prefer the Kindle for is that it's very good for taking notes, and since I'm often reading a book for possible written review, this is quite helpful to me.
I have a basic Kindle unit and do have poker books on it. I too make notes though not for publication and find it a real hassle. Perhaps, you have one of the advanced later models or you are just more nimble-fingered.

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Old 03-01-2021, 08:00 PM   #4
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Re: Poll: E-reader vs Physical Book

Overall, I prefer reading books in ebook format. However, for poker books that are in workbook format (with questions and an answer key), I sometimes prefer hardcopy as it is easy for me to highlight and navigate back and forth with notes. I see pros and cons for both but I would say it depends on the book - but mostly I like ebook better.
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:03 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: E-reader vs Physical Book

Given a free choice, I'd prefer the paper book every time.

As a practical matter, it's easier and cheaper to get many recent books (and almost all journal articles) electronically - so whether I like it or not I read a lot on-screen.

(No difference for me whether it is poker or some other subject; prefer paper, and have several thousand volumes; use ebook when it's what is available / what I can afford / what I can take with me on the road.)
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:53 AM   #6
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i'm from Vietnam and this is hard for me to pick up some hard copy so ebook all the time.
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Old 03-07-2021, 10:00 AM   #7
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Given a free choice, I'd prefer the paper book every time.

As a practical matter, it's easier and cheaper to get many recent books (and almost all journal articles) electronically - so whether I like it or not I read a lot on-screen.

(No difference for me whether it is poker or some other subject; prefer paper, and have several thousand volumes; use ebook when it's what is available / what I can afford / what I can take with me on the road.)
I will be going on a buying spree and be picking up a few books from 2+2 and d and b. For cheapness, I go with the Kindle but if the difference is less then 2 (and surprisingly there is for at least one book) I will get the paper edition.

Also, when I was adumbrating the reasons for or against why someone would choose an electronic book over a physical one I failed to mention that loss/theft can be a pain in the backside even if you do get a replacement for your paper copy.
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Old 03-12-2021, 06:50 AM   #8
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Definitely my choice to have a paper book. I love the smell of ink and the rustling of pages, it's more pleasant than electronic
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Old 05-02-2021, 04:03 AM   #9
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I have been buying a lot of poker books recently. One more reason, I have come across, to buy the print version and not the ebook version is that all the beautiful, soul-pleasing, colour graphics are lost on the kindle.
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:08 AM   #10
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Re: Poll: E-reader vs Physical Book

home/coffee shop = book

on the road = phone/tablet
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