March 18th, 2015
Could you make a list of good books, separated by ebook vs physical book. Last year I bought about $400 worth of books and almost all of the as physical books. I do not read ebooks because as an old dinosaur I don’t like reading on the computer. My definition of a good book is a book that I will read more than once.
Yes, I totally understand your feeling about traditional e-books I feel much the same way. I don’t want to want to get into a general e-book vs print book discussion but rather point out that the books we sell here on the PFRE blog can be read on any device and in hardcopy form. This is NOT the case for other types of e-books sold by Amazon or in the Apple store. Here’s how the books we sell here at the PFRE blog are different:
- We sell books in PDF format that are designed with 8.5″ x 11″pages.
- Unlike Amazon Kindle books and Apple iBooks our PDF books are not copy-protected.
- Unlike Amazon Kindle books and Apple iBooks our PDF books can be printed. In fact I recommend that you print our PDF books and either put them in a 3-ring binder or have them spiral bound.
- We offer hardcopy versions of most of our books at lulu.com, but they are expensive because they are printed on demand and are very high quality (spiral bound with heavy paper).
- Despite #2 and #3 above our PDF books can be stored and read on all tablets including Kindles.
- When PFRE books are updated, everyone that has ever purchased the book gets an updated copy. Some of our books have been updates 2 or 3 times.
In summary, we think PFRE Media books are some where between traditional Amazon/Apple ebooks and mass produced printed books. We think this is approach the best of both worlds.