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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    hardcover when ever you can afford it
    debate is ended right now

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What to do, when there are no hardcovers version available?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's probably a shit book tbh. 9 times out of 10, this is the case. Classics all have hardcovers of some variation, while books with a publisher's true faith and backing get a hardcover run at least at first, if not continually.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
      /thread

      Neither.

      kys

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paperback is for brokies.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll usually get a book in paperback first. Then if I really enjoy it, I'll look out for a cheap hardcover at book festivals and the like, then give the paperback to a friend.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Neither.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      die

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based e-reader user.
      -1 for being a kobo troony.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Neither.
      GAY

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      e-reader: survives for only a few years
      books: survive for centuries

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You aren't going to live for centuries moron

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Certainly not with that attitude.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nor am I going to live for a couple of years.
          I'm in my 30s, so unless I get cancer or my home burns down my books will be just as functional when I'm in my 80s.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Just buy a new e-reader. I doubt the books will be in tip-top shape after dozens of decades. Not to mention, unless you're some sort of home-sitting hermit, you will most likely eventually move, etc. So, there is no guarantee that the books will be with you for a full 50 years.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Based e-reader user.
            -1 for being a kobo troony.

            Neither.

            >Just buy a new e-reader.
            be careful, Amazon shills on this thread.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Just buy
            Kys

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You buy new books, don't you? You moron.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I bought my kindle in like 2014 or 2015. Then I didnt use it for a few years.
        Still works like a charm.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you don't accidentaly drop it then it will survive for decades. But even if we suppose that it only survives a year, then it's still worth it. The average price of a book is $15, a kindle is $160, so if you read more than 11 books per year it's worth.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          You will own nothing and you will also defend that lifestyle 🙂

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I agree if we are talking about a guy moronic enough to buy the e-books.
            A normal person would download them and save the files just in case anything happens, which makes you own them.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            just buy the book pod

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Boom. Stay irrelevant, nerds

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I will buy a kindle when they start to properly accept epubs. Literally everything else uses epubs, even Apple.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          good for you then anon, they do now.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes they do. I did consider switching over but it still has problems.
            I assume you're talking about send to Kindle, yes?

            One problem is that Kindle should read Metadata and fill the title and author by itself.
            The formatting itself gets fricked up. The book is filled with 'Å' (or some such accented letters) in many places. It's still not locally supporting epub, but rather converting it to something.

            Kindle's reading experience is better, yes, but I'll stick for the one that supports epubs locally.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >One problem is that Kindle should read Metadata and fill the title and author by itself.
            Use calibre to get the metadata right. Name the .epub file with only the book name.
            >The formatting itself gets fricked up. The book is filled with 'Å' (or some such accented letters) in many places. It's still not locally supporting epub, but rather converting it to something.
            Because your epub file is using an incorrect encoding format. Use the link below to fix your files before sending them
            https://kindle-epub-fix.netlify.app/

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            But why should all these extra steps be done by ME? It just feels like Kindle is being too desperate to make using epubs a bit more inconvenient.

            And the issue with file names isn't just the title. It's also the authors. Mostly the authors. This works correctly when using email to send to Kindle, so send to Kindle itself would have this issue fixed. But until then I will be using other things.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Because they didn't get away with their bullshit proprietary format kek

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          They are discontinuing mobi on all devices and new kindles will only support epub.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            It still converts epubs. Doesn't display them as is.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's just nicer to hold a paperback, you can fold it at your convenience, and unless it is a tome it goes well in your pocket

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hardcovers are for nerds and teachers' pets. Paperbacks are for real men. I love being able to break them in and make them my own, like a new pair of shoes, or a teenage girl.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    A sewn hardcover. I'll end up ruining paperbacks with regular use, and glued hardcover isn't much better. A good sewn bound book is not only nicer, but will potentially last past my lifetime. All it takes a little extra work and thread.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      For me it's sewn paperbacks with a dust jacket

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think I've run into a few. Not bad either.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

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  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >not leather-binding your favorite books
    All you guys' skins are very dark.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You mean… that's anthropodermic?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Where do you get your white leather, Anon?

        How sweat-resistant is that edition?

        It's perfect, it's literally skin. Liquid congregates in the impressions. If you want, you can let it sit for a while and interact with the pores to impress the odor permanently. Like a charm when you have access to your sweetheart's sweat.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      How sweat-resistant is that edition?

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been reading the Silmarillion in a 2nd printing hardback and I recently switched to the paperback because the map is a pain in the ass to consult because it folds out
    Generally I prefer cloth or leather bound hardbacks and they need to be sewn
    Paperbacks are fine but I hate paperbacks with cracked spines, they're terrible to read

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    paperback is clearly superior

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      it is more fragile and less beautiful, thus it is inferior, except for the price.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Neither. Ebooks are superior.
    But ebook readers, do you use Eink? If not, and you read on your lcd/led screens, do you use Light mode or Dark mode?
    I find dark mode more comfortable on my eyes but light mode looks better. And dark mode is better for longer battery.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I use e-ink and darkmode but the reason is that i mostly read at night and prefer using the ebook's backlight that pointing a lamp at it. The light mode produces too much light with the backlight.
      If i was reading ar daytime with good natural lighting, id use light mode

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >have all of world literature accessible to you
    >can search up a pdf for any book you want to read
    >still chooses to buy physical books

    what the frick is wrong with you people. The older writers would have pulled out their own teeth to have what you have.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whichever one has the better looking artwork

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      A voice of reason in a sea of midwitism.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paperback is comfier to hold and cheaper.

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you want to keep the book for a long time and read it multiple times then it has to be hardcover. anything else can be paperback because they're basically disposable. who cares if your books falls apart after a single reading if it was $1.25 and you only planned on reading it once? that's a good value no matter how you look at it. i do find it really annoying to read large paperbacks though. the should break big books down into several volumes for paperbacks

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares ? Just buy the cheapest one

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