11 November 2012

Get our new book for Kindle, or not

An LDS Guide to the Yucatán is now available as a direct download for Kindle from Amazon.com. We were very excited to receive this news; now both books can be downloaded digitally. However, we must admit that we were a bit disappointed with the results. Viewed on a Kindle Fire, the download from Amazon.com leaves a lot to be desired. All of the information is there, but it seems that the Kindle format is not so great for graphics-intensive publications. Many of the pictures are distorted, some are incorrect, and the whole look of the original book is lost. If you buy the Kindle version, hoping it looks like An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica, you'll be in for a bit of a surprise. Our original files look good, but something happened in the conversion process for the Kindle format.

They are supposed to be correcting some mistakes, but until they do some major improvements to the format, it just won't look that good on Kindle. If you already have our first book, then getting the Kindle version so you can have the info with you digitally is a good idea, but to really see An LDS Guide to the Yucatán as we intended, we recommend you purchase and download it directly from Cedar Fort. They will e-mail you a PDF, so it can be viewed on any device, even on a (gasp) computer. The PDF keeps all the correct formatting and you can zoom in to see more detail on the pictures and graphics. If you haven't already done so, buy it and enjoy it today! For those of you interested in Daniel's presentation at this year's BMAF conference, much of it is found in the chapter on the Caves of Loltún.

Click here to buy the book as a PDF from Cedar Fort.
If you must, click here to buy the Kindle version from Amazon.com.

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