#486 new
johan pretorius

Kindle version is unusable

Reported by johan pretorius | June 12th, 2011 @ 03:32 AM

Obie,

Not sure if this is the right platform for the Kindle version of the book, but here goes (I've submitted this at Amazon as well, since it may have an impact on other technical books as well)...

I have no issue with the contents of the book, only the Kindle implementation thereof.

Listings and tables are converted to images, and some of those are so small that it is all but impossible to read on the Kindle.

Unfortunately, the Kindle for PC version is even worse, the image rendering is pathetic, to say the least.

I've bought 3 other Kindle books from the Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series as well, only Eloquent Ruby and Rails AntiPatterns can be read in their entirety on the Kindle, Service-Orientated Design with Ruby and Rails is as badly delivered as The Rails 3 Way.

At least one can get some of the missing details by looking at the source code repositories for each book, but that is no excuse. If you buy a book (paper copy), surely the expectation is that all pages can be read?

I'm very disappointed, seems as if the Kindle is not quite ready when it comes to technical books.

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