Choosing the best digital edition of Pathways to a Centered Body is helped by considering the following:
1. What Device and hence what screen size do you use most commonly?
- your smartphone, (re-flowable version is best)
- your tablet (re-flowable or fixed layout), or
- your computer, (my preference is for the fixed layout)
2. Which e-reader are you using?
- Kindle - re-flowable only
- Nook - Fixed format forNook
- For all other e-readers, either option depending on your personal preferences from the following...
The fixed layout edition more closely resembles the design aesthetic of the physical book (from the award winning book designer Gopa Campbell).
The re-flowable edition gives you greater flexibility over font size, and screen size, displaying the number of words that will fit in to the available display space. There are no page numbers.
All digital editions, include the following benefits:
- immediate delivery (with no shipping cost obviously!)
- search text on any word or phrase
- all references link to the destination, or source including some external references (note where multipage ranges are offered such as a chapter, the left hand side of the link goes to the chapter beginning and the right to the end)
Other functionality is available, but e-reader dependent.
For the fixed edition with the videos (great value but not available for Kindle) Donna's videos are embedded right where they are relevant on
Page 64, Page 71 & Page 117.
3. The last piece of this puzzle is which e-reader should you use? And the answer is, it depends. Some people only want one for all their books and others like options. If you buy or source free books from Amazon only, the answer is clear - Kindle is your choice (app or physical device).
Similarly if you are an Apple fan, their native e-readers are probably top of your list.
As a final comment, during production of the digital editions, I struggled with the complexity of some applications, the poor interface or reading panel quality of a few and finally when trying to overcome specific display issues, settled on Adobe Digital Editions. You can get it for free from the App Store, Android Play Store or direct from Adobe. It's simple, intuitive and displays very nicely. It's not the most feature rich, but sometimes features can get in the way of the primary objective: reading, navigating and storing your e-books.