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I actually don't own a Kindle, but even if I did, I would only ever get the hard copy for this type of book. (I plan to pre-order my hard copy of TWTM very soon!) For me, with a book like this, I need to hold it in my hands. I need something I can sit with on the couch, something I'll be able to page through and make notes in and put stickies all over. There are so many different lists and categories, etc., that I think it would be much harder to use in digital form. (But I also typically dislike digital books in general...) But, I'd pick whichever form you prefer to work with. 

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With as much pencil marking, dog earing, and sticky noting that I've done in my previous editions, there's no way I'd want it in digital format this time.

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I'm going to go print version.  I prefer iBooks to kindle in terms of features, but a book like WTM is going to be full of notes, post-its, and I'm likely to photocopy a page or two of lists to take to the library.  Accessing the list digitally for the library would be nice, but I thumb and flip a lot between sections.

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I have mine all on a shelf together. I'm really hoping that the spine formatting is similar so that they will all look nice and friendly together.  I really hate it when people go all crazy and do some similar spines and then mess up the vibe by switching up spine designs. It's one of the reasons Rick Riordan's books have prominent display in my home, while Robert Jordan's and L.E. Modesitt's books got stuck into hidden corners.

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I ordered in print. I only get the kindle if there is a substantial cost difference. In this case, the kindle edition is nearly as much as the print...I'm not going to tie up a device just for that.

 

Kindle edition is $20 while the print version is $30, at least on Amazon.

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I guess I am a lone wolf. I am going Kindle. I mark my kindle books up digitally and I can easily find a note simply by searching for a keyword or scrolling through my notes list. I can also color code notes or use different types of marking for different types of notes. I actually find digital much more efficient and organized. Plus, I've always got all my books with me...in the cloud. Also DH can read it at the same time.

 

I don't have a kindle. I have a samsung android nook with the kindle app.

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I'm a kindle person for pretty much all of my reading and purchased the 3rd edition for my kindle. I wish I had ordered it in hard copy. It's hard to use as a reference book in kindle format. I pre-ordered the 4th edition in hard copy and am very excited!

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I'm a kindle person for pretty much all of my reading and purchased the 3rd edition for my kindle. I wish I had ordered it in hard copy. It's hard to use as a reference book in kindle format. I pre-ordered the 4th edition in hard copy and am very excited!

This is me exactly. I am very excited to get my hands on the hard copy. :)

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The only version I have is on Kindle. If I get the next edition, it will also be Kindle. It's great to have a hyperlinked TOC. The edition I have is perfectly good for what I want, though, so I'm not sold on a need for another edition.

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Yeah, that's what I was looking at. I'd pay $8 at most for the kindle version.

 

As a side note, if you have Amazon Prime and buy physical stuff, you can often select a slower shipping option and get a $1 ebook credit. If you do that multiple times, you can knock quite a lot off the price of an ebook - I just bought the kindle edition of History of the Medieval World for under $10 using all my credits (normally it's like $23, I think). The one thing to keep in mind is that the credits do expire after a few months.

 

I'll be asking the library to buy the 4th edition of TWTM. I've got the kindle version of the 3rd edition, and my wife gets mad at me for buying too many physical books. I find the kindle edition for TWTM3 works just fine for me, and would go kindle again, if I were to buy TWTM4 (but I don't see a point, assuming I can convince the library to buy it, which should be easy since my local branch doesn't have any of the editions despite being one of the bigger branches).

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