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Lonely Planet Kindle format doesn't work for me,
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My comments relate to the format and not the content. Having embraced e-readers I wanted to use LP electronically also but I find it a pain in the bottom to use.
I ended up buying the printed book as its so much easier to browse through and find what I'm looking for. The kindle formatting and layout of the page is the main culprit, the info boxes, images, maps etc are just not adapted well for electronic use. Even though there is a contents page which allows you to go to the section you're looking for, once you're in that section there are no other real shortcuts. Is its a long section then its a problem because I spent ages tapping my kindle and ipad to get to the page that was relevant for me so I gave up. I would even prefer a PDF format instead.
I shall stay with printed copies for now.
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Initial post: 17 Mar 2013 17:24:35 GMT
David Bradshaw says:
I have had a similar experience you, publishers don't seem to know how to produce guides on the Kindle that are remotely as useful as physical books. The only time I've found a Kindle guide useful was when I had to look up something quickly but didn't have the rather heavy physical guide book with me. But otherwise the book format wins every time.
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