February 17, 2011
Kindle eBooks Get Pagination While Keepers of Official Citation Style Offer Advice on How to Cite eBooks
"To provide guidance for the e-book world, the three major keepers of academic-citation style—the Modern Language Association's MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, the American Psychological Association, and the University of Chicago Press, publisher of The Chicago Manual of Style—have taken steps to answer the question of how to cite e-books," writes Tushar Rae for The Chronicle. See E-Books' Varied Formats Make Citations a Mess for Scholars: Kindle, Nook, and other devices put the same text on different pages.
Betanews reports that on Feb. 7, 2011 Amazon pre-released a software update for Kindle e-readers running the 3.0 software which adds page numbers that match Kindle books with their print counterparts. See Kindle gets real page numbers; better note, highlight & review sharing. [JH]