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message 1: by Tracey (new)

Tracey I've noticed that some people write on their status what page out of how many, they are on... Now it got me thinking, on a kindle its in % i'm currently on 42%
But what are the other numbers on the page?
Locations 2948-58... Whats this mean?
and at the far right 6903 .. All these numbers and i havent a clue what they're all about.
Does anyone know?


message 2: by Terri (new)

Terri (clanmoran) | 77 comments Not sure if the number you are talking about are about (specifically), but the last number is the end of the book and the others are to help you if you want to go to a specific part of the book! Not totally sure what it ACTUALLY means (word count, percentage, etc)?!?!


Ralph Gallagher | 327 comments Mod
It's paragraph number. 2948-58 means you're on paragraphs 2948-2958


message 4: by Tracey (new)

Tracey ah, ok.. clear as mud lol..kind of getting used to the percentage thing though.. thank you for helping


message 5: by Jeff (new)

Jeff | 33 comments FYI - Here on the site you can change your status from # of pages to % complted if you're reading on a Kindle.


message 6: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Jeff wrote: "FYI - Here on the site you can change your status from # of pages to % complted if you're reading on a Kindle."

I'm more confused now.. sorry to be thick but where? on which site?


message 7: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (welloflostplots) If I'm reading on my kindle. I look at another version of it and how many pages it is. I use the percent to calculate how many virtual pages it is. I just think better in pages! I don't know if this helps or is more confusing... LOL


message 8: by Tracey (new)

Tracey i'm easily confused lol.. I finished my first kindle book last week without knowing! i could tell it was coming to an end by what was said yet i was only on 69%.... after that were a million pages on where to find certain things the man spoke about and then lots of pictures.
i wonder now if i'll ever see 100% been the end of a book LOL


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 367 comments it depends on the publisher...but the location numbers are actually the writing/invisible coding that you see in the book...the theory is that each location is 128 characters (seen and unseen)...

depends on the publisher - some books end at 75% and others go all the way to 100%...some of the smaller indie houses are bad, because they include previews for upcoming books at the back of theirs


message 10: by Angela (new)

Angela (angelah110) | 82 comments Tracey wrote:"
I'm more confused now.. sorry to be thick but where? on which site?"


Okay, so on Goodreads, you can choose the kindle edition of a book and it has percentage options instead of page options. Also I have had my Kindle for a while and never knew that the locations meant paragraghs. So I learned something new today....


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 367 comments you don't even have to do that...lol! if you pull up the book profile page, off to the right, you'll see other editions...if you hover your mouse over it, you'll see the format, find the kindle one...and there will be a place where it says switch to this edition - click on that and you'll be good...and for the heck of it - its that easy peasy!


message 12: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (newtomato) You can update ANY book with a %. From the update status, just click the word "page" and it will change the input to %. Or even cleverer, just type in "36%" and Goodreads will change the input to % for you.


message 13: by Jeff (last edited Dec 07, 2010 07:20AM) (new)

Jeff | 33 comments Jenn wrote: "If I'm reading on my kindle. I look at another version of it and how many pages it is. I use the percent to calculate how many virtual pages it is. I just think better in pages! I don't know if thi..."

I do this too. I wish there was a way to show page numbers on the Kindle.


message 14: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 542 comments The only place I "need" page numbers is here ... initially I was looking up the total and doing the math based on the percentage read, but since they added %complete on the update if you select the e-edition, I don't have to do that.


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