Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Amazon adds "real" page numbers to Kindle eBooks

PC Pro:
... At the moment, Kindle eBooks show the percentage of a book a reader has finished, as well as the 'location' - usually a number reaching into the thousands.

Because the location number doesn't correspond with page numbers in physical printed copies of books, it makes it difficult to use the Kindle as part of classes or book groups.

"Our customers have told us they want real page numbers that match the page numbers in print books so they can easily reference and cite passages, and read alongside others in a book club or class," the company said in a post on the Kindle blog.

"Rather than add page numbers that don’t correspond to print books, which is how page numbers have been added to eBooks in the past, we’re adding real page numbers that correspond directly to a book’s print edition." ...