Agreed. Because as you can see from the poll, there's no consensus on this. We all have our own thoughts on what's best and nobody is going to be able to convince us otherwise.Atunah said:I wish there was a setting one could chose where to open the books. That way everyone would be happy.
That discussion is already taking place there.Gertie Kindle 'a/k/a Margaret Lake' said:How does Amazon know where to start the book? As an author, if I put the blurb in the front of the book, how will Amazon know to include that as the start of the book?
Betsy, I don't mean to take a Cafe discussion into the wrong place, but if readers want the blurb, authors should know about it.
Agreed.Amanda Brice said:Agreed. Because as you can see from the poll, there's no consensus on this. We all have our own thoughts on what's best and nobody is going to be able to convince us otherwise.
I mean, if you can choose your own font and text size, why shouldn't you be able to choose where the book opens?
I've had my K1 for 4.5 years and I still want to go through the front matter. I've always read the dedications, although I don't read the reviews. I've been reading for (hem-hem) years and it's too late to change my reading habits.cvwriter said:I prefer a book opening at the cover. I love covers and am annoyed I have to click Go To every time. I'm also new to eReading and like the process to resemble reading a physical book as much as possible, and that includes thumbing through the front matter as I would a hard copy.
Seriously? Geeze louise.ElisaBlaisdell said:(Okay, here's an analogy. Let's have a poll on whether we want to lock the front door of our house at night. And, as an afterthought, let's add that for the purposes of the poll, we're going to assume that there are no burglars, rapists, or murderers in our town, and never will be. Whatever the purposes of the poll, it's not going to illuminate the question of whether or not people want to lock their doors.)