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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Paperback?

I got asked by some readers on the Reddit Buffy board about a paperback version of the book. I'm generally willing to create one, at least in theory since I have no idea what Amazon requires. However, I thought I should ask for comments here on whether people think it's a good idea.

The advantage to a paperback is that it's easy to take places, simpler to underline and mark up. The disadvantages, though, are inherent in the way I structured the book: it's very reliant on hyperlinks for citations and other information. That's all lost in paperback. In addition, I continue to update the book by trying to clarify passages, fixing links, etc.* I'm unlikely to add anything important at this point, but it's easy to update an ebook, not so with paperback.

I'd appreciate comments either way.

*You can always get the updated version by asking Amazon for it. The downside is that you'll lose any underlining or bookmarks in your own copy.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's a great idea! I'm a bit old-fashioned, so I'll always prefer physical books over digital ones. There's something about holding a book that is very special to me.
    And I think it must be special to the author too, no?
    The hyperlinks will be gone, that's true, but you can always add notes.

    Well, that's my not so insightful 2 cents :)

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