Hve you printed out any ebooks?

@youless (92401)
Guangzhou, China
December 29, 2009 5:55am CST
I usually think it is alright to read the ebooks by the computer or cellphone. But sometimes it is not enough. I still prefer to read it as a normal book. Lately I found out an ebook which I like. It is called Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. I will print it out so that I can read and make the dishes according to this book. I know it is a little crazy because it has about 735 pages. Of course I like to buy this book, but it is not available here. So I have to print it out. I like cooking I will have to look up the dictionary for many words. If I can finish this book one day, at that time my English/French and cooking will already make a big progress
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@twowizdom (861)
• Philippines
1 Jan 10
well i prefer to read e-books as it is rather than printing it out. First of all cause its more portable compared to a book (like if you print it out and compile it together). Second, practicality, i mean you dont have to waste so much paper and ink in printing specially if what youre reading is very very long. And lastly, it saves you time in reading cause you could just read it away at once unlike if you'll going to print it it may take you minutes or even hours in printing.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jan 10
The books are very important. So in this aspect I don't think it wastes the paper
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• China
30 Dec 09
i never do it. i like reading books rather than reading ebooks by the computer or cellphone. i never use my cellphone to read ebooks or something else except signing in msn or other instant messagings.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
The normal books are still very important.
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@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
I have not printed any ebooks ever and would like to keep it that way. I am thinking though of buying another usb to keep all the ebooks that I have. It is very convenient to read since you do not have to hold the book anymore or even pay so much since nowadays a book cost so much. I love to read but when books became so expensive I had no choice but to either wait for the paperback version or to ask around who has a copy so I can borrow it.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
I can see you have many ebooks
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@jpg143ak (27)
• India
30 Dec 09
Instead of printing this ebook its better to get it
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
I know, but this book doesn't sell here.
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@MJAL08 (275)
30 Dec 09
yes ebooks are great, they are cheap and most of the time they are cheap and you can carry 100's of them without even feeling the weight. Yeah, its great but i won't print them because as for your case, look you have to print 735 pages that would cost a lot of ink when you can buy the real book. Ebooks do have a its advantages and disadvantages but i guess they take out the beauty of reading the real book. I only read an ebook once out of desparation because it was the weekend and i can't wait until Monday just to borrow Breaking Dawn. Addicted? Yes, i am. Either way, i was in the computer for the rest of the day and you know what my eyes really hurt and i think my eyesight became worst because of the too much radiation but ofcourse its my fault and not the ebook. That's why readers are available in the market to end the eye sore. Ebooks are great but the old fashioned book is what i prefer.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
I wish I could buy this book so that I don't really have to print it out by myself.
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Doesn't that ruin the whole point of an ebook? I think printing ebooks is ridiculous because of how much ink and paper you will waste. The whole point is to be able to read it in a small format without wasting paper and being able to transmit it electronically. 735 is a massive waste of paper, time, and ink and is really wasteful.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
If you really love a book, perhaps you will love to have it as a normal paper book.
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@figjam00 (1450)
• India
29 Dec 09
E-books have taken the reading to newer heights. That day is not far when there would books available on your mobile. But still its a kind of strain while reading e-book on laptop or mobile. I have not used amazon kindle but still the future of e-book is great. Recently I have downloaded a great e-book which I am planning to print only after knowing what is the retail price of paperback version of the book.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
I wish some books can be republished again.
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@jpso138 (7842)
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
I came across an ebook that is very inspiring. Just like you, I feel incomplete reading the ebook from the computer. I can appreciate and understand it better if printed. So what I did was print the ebook. I can fully comprehend the contents as I read it from time to time.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
This is why the ebooks can not replace the normal books yet.
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• United States
29 Dec 09
The whole idea behind an e-book is to not print it so you don't waste paper or have to carry it around. If you had a e-reader you could just flip to the page you wanted and get the information that way. If you don't have an e-reader just print the pages you want.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
I think it won't waste the paper, after all it will be a book for me
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@Emvy548 (387)
• India
29 Dec 09
EBooks are becoming very common and one day might replace hard copy books. An easy way to read an ebook is through an ebook reader like Kindle or Sony eBook Reader. This is very convenient because you can store several books in the ebook reader and read it at your convenience. You will also not have to carry several books with you if you are travelling. Recently, there is also an application which has been released which makes it possible to read ebooks on the iphone. The day is not far when you will be able to read ebooks on any mobile phone. Of course to do that, your mobile phone will need to have a large screen. With the widespread acceptance of ebooks, they are also being offered at very competitive prices thus making ebooks affordable for more and more people to read them.
@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Dec 09
I know today it can be easily read the ebooks. Actually my cellphone can do the same, and I have a software and it enables my cellphone speaks the ebooks for me. However, sometimes I still miss the feeling of turning the pages from real books
• United States
27 May 10
I prefer to have a book in hand to read. But I have downloaded some ebooks only because I have a laptop now and thought that it could be a change for the ordinary. Have not read any yet, but I plan to give it a try.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
27 May 10
Thanks for your response.
• United States
27 May 10
Your are most welcome, but I don't think I answered one thing. Yes, I have printed eBooks but never did actually sit down and read it. You are right some of them are very long. Have a great rest of your week.
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@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
29 Dec 09
youless, I think you would think differently once you lay your hands on the latest e-book reader which I am having - Kindle which is really very handy and useful to have. I have literally bought and stored a range of books from self improvements to novels. It is really much more comfortable to read from as compared to our cellphone which is too small and laptop which is too cumbersome and most of all bulky. Kindle is really a state of the art and it is WiFi enabled so you can imagine just how versatile and useful this appliance is nowadays to people like you and me. Take care.
@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Dec 09
It sounds very interesting for me. Perhaps this will be a product I like
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• Singapore
30 Dec 09
Kindle 2 - e book reader
youless, I can assure you that this is one device you will love to have. It is a great device. You can download any book from their roughly 350,000 book large collection at Amazon. It comes with the ability to get magazines, newspapers, and you can even hit Wikipedia from the device. The screen can now manually rotate between portrait and landscape views so you can see the entire width of a web page or magnify the page of a PDF file. The page-turn buttons work the same in either orientation, and the 5-way controller movements are switched to match the orientation. However, please note that this e-reader is pro Amazon. If you are a fan of Barns and Noble then, it will be the Nook (another e-book reader). Anyway, you will enjoy both these models, I'm sure. I feel that digital has a long way to go for the future, I mean can you imagine the space you can save and resolve the many environmental issues today.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
16 Aug 10
I used to print out fanfiction, or fiction to read when I was still in school. I would print out the rest of a story I wanted to finish so that I could read it on my way to school. I used to get up rather early in the morning to read a story before going to school or watch television. Now I don't print anything out unless it's a coupon or something for the il or something liek that.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Aug 10
It sounds like you enjoy reading
@nsj947 (284)
• India
15 May 10
No I haven't printed any ebook and there is no need of it either,rather you can buy a good ebook reader and read on it.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
15 May 10
But perhaps it is not convenient to read a cooking Ebook.