Originally posted by OJ Dyar
What do you think are the best chess eBooks available? What makes them great?
Are ebooks the ones on computers only (not printed)?
If they are, I have had one experience with them.
I bought a book on the Morra Gambit that way (because it was out of print).
I really didn't think it through and totally regret it.
For an opening manual, you need to be able to flip through the pages and find the variations you need. It's a real pain going page by page trying to find information.
With amazon's reader, you can't print the book either.
I basically read through one chapter with a laptop and gave up on it.
It goes like this: look at the chessboard make a move, look up at the screen, look down at the chessboard make a move, look up at the screen,etc.
This is ok but gets tiresome when trying to memorize opening variations.
You have to have enough room on the table for the computer and the chess set too!
With all that negative review, I can't really say you shouldn't try it.
It may be nice carrying whole books around in a single computer.
Improvement books may be fun.
I just wouldn't buy anything that you have to flip around a lot (opening reference).
Does anyone else have a non-opening book experience?