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Old Apr 19, 2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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How much memory does a book take up?

Primarily interested in finding out how much memory a (mostly) textual book would take up. Is there much overhead versus the 'raw' count of lines/words per page? Trying to figure out if it's worth me going for the 64g when it finally gets shipped in Europe.

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Old Apr 19, 2010, 12:54 PM   #2
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Are you looking for a general answer, or more specifically to iBooks? Basic eBooks that don't have a lot of rich content are very small -- books in the Kindle store are typically 150-300 kilobytes each (meaning I cannot imagine the likelihood that I will fill my 2GB Kindle before it breaks).
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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Primarily interested in finding out how much memory a (mostly) textual book would take up. Is there much overhead versus the 'raw' count of lines/words per page?
The epubs I have vary in size from a few hundred KB to a few MB depending on whether they pure text with a cover image or have images in them.

PDF's seem to range from around 1MB to 4MB.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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i have 6 books on my ipad, they take up 23 MB according to Itunes
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 02:56 PM   #5
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I've found pretty much what everyone else is saying. No more than a few megs max
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 03:27 PM   #6
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how big is an mp3?
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 05:32 PM   #7
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how big is an mp3?
That's why I asked the question 'per page' - if you have 1000 characters of text, there's some overhead with ePub I would imagine. Otherwise, it would be a very 'how long is a piece of string' question
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