At last I am publishing my books in Kindle format, starting with Pearls of the English Language. It is available worldwide in the Kindle Store.
I am able to do this easily through Kindle Direct Publishing. Because of the phonetic symbols, which do not display in Kindle’s converted ‘reflowable text’, I have used Kindle Textbook Creator. This is an application that takes a pdf file and converts it to a format that is an image of the original. In this way, any image, chart, graph etc. can be preserved in the display on the Kindle. This display is only available on tablet devices like Kindle Fire, iPad, Kindle for PC etc. It is not available on Kindle e-ink devices and the book cannot be downloaded to them.
It is a useful idea and one that has solved a big problem: the impossibility of making my books available on Kindle because the phonetic symbols could not be displayed.
Amazon describes this as a ‘print replica’ but it is not a simple replica of the pages of the printed book. It is a completely new presentation which has been carefully designed and laid out to make it easy and pleasant to read.
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