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To buy hardcopy or print e-Dhammabooks

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:28 am

i want that book (ADL) in print so i dont have to pay 30 something bux for it....
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:47 am

jcsuperstar wrote:i want that book (ADL) in print so i dont have to pay 30 something bux for it....

You mean to print it out? I downloaded, printed, and spiral bound it (which isn't free of course, but less than $30 I think).

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:26 am

well i meant to buy like at amazon...
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:41 am

Hmm, OK, I see Amazon has it at 34, 96 and 151 dollars... :o

I suggest the print-and-bind approach...

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:44 am

people who do the free books online thing should do it all at like lulu.com that way if you want to buy a hardcopy you can but you can still read the e-book version for free...
some of us just cant read online..... :coffee:
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:49 am

jcsuperstar wrote:some of us just cant read online..... :coffee:

Buy a printer... :coffee: :reading: :popcorn:

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To buy hardcopy books or print e-books

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:51 am

Hi Mike
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jcsuperstar wrote:i want that book (ADL) in print so i dont have to pay 30 something bux for it....

You mean to print it out? I downloaded, printed, and spiral bound it (which isn't free of course, but less than $30 I think).

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I paid $AUD50 for the BPS/Pariyatti edition two years ago via Dhamma Books in Australia. Its probably gone down in price since then, due to the vaguaries of the exchange rate, but I didn't think it was too great an impost. I also think its a good idea to support Dhamma booksellers and publishers when possible.
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:52 am

i thought about printing it out till i saw it was like 270 pages or something on that link..or 170? but long...
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:53 am

Ben wrote:Hi Mike
mikenz66 wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:i want that book (ADL) in print so i dont have to pay 30 something bux for it....

You mean to print it out? I downloaded, printed, and spiral bound it (which isn't free of course, but less than $30 I think).

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I paid $AUD50 for the BPS/Pariyatti edition two years ago via Dhamma Books in Australia. Its probably gone down in price since then, due to the vaguaries of the exchange rate, but I didn't think it was too great an impost. I also think its a good idea to support Dhamma booksellers and publishers when possible.
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i own the bodhi book we're off topic talking about abhidhamma in daily life :tongue:
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:55 am

Well, sure. I'd usually rather pay for a bound copy than print it myself anyway, because it comes out much more convenient, and not much (if any) more expensive.

But as JC says, it's out of print, so you can only buy it second-hand right now at an inflated price, none of which will bo back to the Publisher or Author.

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:59 am

jcsuperstar wrote:i thought about printing it out till i saw it was like 270 pages or something on that link..or 170? but long...

Yes, about 270, so that's the order of 10-15 dollars to print and bind, which is cheaper than that second-hand copy on Amazon but is not so nice to hold...

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:00 am

OK, so we're not talking about the same book...
Maybe I'll move this topic over to the lounge as its getting less and less to do with the Abhidhamma.
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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:05 am

Ben wrote:OK, so we're not talking about the same book...
Maybe I'll move this topic over to the lounge as its getting less and less to do with the Abhidhamma.

Maybe move the chat and leave the address for the on-line book in the Abhidhamma section...

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Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:34 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:people who do the free books online thing should do it all at like lulu.com that way if you want to buy a hardcopy you can but you can still read the e-book version for free...
some of us just cant read online..... :coffee:


I have that problem and the exploration can be found at lulu, I got a print copy to read through as I can read easier hardcopy, I find the computer somewhat challanging when reading a lot of pages one or two maybe upto 5 is ok but more nana
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Re: To buy hardcopy or print e-Dhammabooks

Postby Kare » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:48 pm

Print one page. Memorize it. :reading:
Throw it away.
Then print the next page ... :rofl:
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Re: To buy hardcopy or print e-Dhammabooks

Postby Individual » Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:15 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:i want that book (ADL) in print so i dont have to pay 30 something bux for it....

It's good to buy the book, in the same sense as dana. It's not an obligation, but it's a fitting thing to do. Similarly, various Buddhist centers offer free meditation sessions and retreats, and there's no obligation... But still, they need to pay the bills somehow, and they primarily do that through donations.

I am zealously opposed to copyright in general, of religious material in particular, but if you can pay for a hard copy of a dhamma book, you should.

Also, buying a hard copy ensures the integrity of the text -- that it hasn't been altered in some way.
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Re: To buy hardcopy or print e-Dhammabooks

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:44 pm

I heard that you can print e-books by sending the PDF file to a print shop. You can just e-mail the print shop a copy of the PDF and they can print and bind it.

So I did some checking with a popular print shop here in the U.S. (online):

http://www.fedex.com/us/office/copyprin ... index.html

I tested it by putting in my book (in the order form) and it came to an estimated cost of $39 USD, but that could be because it is 444 pages long. A shorter e-book would cost much less.
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