This week I was looking to buy a book to keep up the learning of Objective-C. So I grabbed the iPad and as usual open iBooks and checked the option.
The choice was clear “get one of the Big nerd ranch books” but as I started reading the comments I noticed someone saying that the book was much cheaper for the Kindle application.
So there I went and it was true. No only is around 31% cheaper but it also allows you to open the book from OSX.
I’ll write some benefits of each platform:
- Close to native in iOS
- Use your current iTunes account
- The usual user-friendliness that Apple had you used to
- Dictionary comes pre-installed (thumps up for non-native English speakers here)
- Syncs markers(?)
- Open your books in OSX
- Cheaper books (I checked several tittles)
- Syncs the page you stopped reading last time on any device
- When a part of the text has been highlighted by a lot of users it will show you
Now you know, next time you plan to buy a book make sure you check both. As always getting to used to one method only does not make you any good.
PS: I wonder wether the author gets the same money from both sales. I’ll probably ask them if I get a chance