It's been 4 years since I polled e-book purchasers and blog readers about their opinion on PDF e-book layout. And there's been a lot of things happen in the world of e-books in the last 4 years, namely the rise of tablets. So the poll below is intended to help me understand how most people read PFRE PDF e-books.
What made me realize this subject needs revisiting is the story that a purchaser of one of the PFRE e-books told me not long ago. He said he was reading the e-book on his iPad in a public cafeteria during lunch and a lady nearby watching him read the e-book was making fun of him because he kept zooming in and zooming out while he was reading. So I tried it for a while, and yes, that's what you tend to do... position, zoom in, zoom out reposition. The current font size is too small for everyone to comfortably read on a tablet.
Since hearing this story I've done some experimenting with the e-book layout and come to the following conclusions:
So given these conclusions I've pretty much decided to switch back to a vertical format for all of the e-books as they are updated so they work well on tablets. After all most of the world is moving to tablets especially for e-book reading. But, I'd still like to hear your opinions so please take the following poll and leave comments.
Update: Yes, I know, it is simplistic to assume you only use one device to read e-books... but tell me what your primary reading device is.