How much memory does a book take up?

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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? Trying to figure out if it's worth me going for the 64g when it finally gets shipped in Europe.

    Thanks.

    Phil
     
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    mkrishnan

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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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    ac4lt

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    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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    i have 6 books on my ipad, they take up 23 MB according to Itunes
     
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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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    mcdj

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    how big is an mp3? :rolleyes:
     
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    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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