04-11-2011 11:20 AM
I was wondering, how do you know how many pages a book has before purchasing it? I tend to buy all my books from Barnes and Noble. I'd like to know how many pages a book has before I purchase it. When I look at the product detail before purchasing, sometimes there is a KB number and sometimes there is a PP number. I'm assuming the "PP" number is number of pages, but sometimes this information is not available.
If a book only has a few pages I'm not going to waste my time downloading it. I prefer books of more substance.
04-11-2011 11:23 AM
04-11-2011 11:32 AM
No... I wasn't clear. I meant when I'm shopping on Barnes and Noble on the NookBooks pages. I know how many are on my Nook, I was wondering how to tell how many pages when shopping.
04-11-2011 11:33 AM
Thru the store you only see the file size. If you go to B&N.com you see the pages (the PP is printed pages) I like to buy from the web site rather than the store since I get a little more information on the books.
04-11-2011 11:34 AM
You were clear.
Trying to guess based on file size doesn't really work because sometimes smaller ebooks have a larger file size for some reason.
The only way I've found to estimate if there are no page numbers listed is to look at a paper version of the book. The page count won't be exactly the same--the ebook usually has more pages than the paper version--but it gives me a good idea.
04-11-2011 11:35 AM
I think the OP wants to know BEFORE buying the book, not after it's on the Nook.
Kind of a pain but you could try Amazon for the same book. Pretty sure they give page numbers for all the books.
I had to use Amazon when trying to buy eBooks from Borders (since I had a gift card for them). Borders didn't give ANY info on the books... no write up, blurb about what the book was about... nothing. So I'd jump back and forth from tab to tab looking up the books.
04-11-2011 02:16 PM
I agree -- I usually shop at BN.com unless I already know the book, or have a review that I trust to fill in the details. I have been burned by both e-pub and traditional pub books. I also never buy anything directly except favorite authors that I pre-order. Everything else I download the sample first.