It definitely annoys me that I can’t cite a page number for an eBook. It makes the reading experience more difficult to share with others (and the web is all about sharing, right?) There was an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education a few days ago (February 6, 2011) about this issue — “E-Books’ varied formats make citations a mess for scholars: Kindle,nook, and other devices put the same text on a different page,” by Tushar Rae. MLA, APA, and Univ. of Chicago, among others have all come up with alternatives but most scholars aren’t pleased. And what happened? A day later, Amazon announced that they will include page numbers for the Kindle. But will your page number and my page number lead us to the same place? Comments from our readers?
See the article — http://chronicle.com/article/E-Books-Varied-Formats-Make/126246/