The Kindle edition of The Boat Galley Cookbook is finally here!!
NOTE: The Nook, Kobu and iTunes versions are not live yet, but I expect them to be up in just a few days, although the long Christmas weekend may make it a little longer. (They’re available now.)
This took Jan and I totally by surprise and I literally just purchased a copy and downloaded it to check all the revisions. I spent about an hour checking things and it looks so much better than the previous version that I can’t believe it.
I’m using it on a tablet — the new Microsoft Surface that Dave and I got each other for Christmas — so can’t say with 100% certainty how it looks on other Kindles or Kindle apps. On the tablet, it looks fantastic and is very usable.
All the cross-references now are clickable links so you can go right to the info you need. The table of contents and index are also clickable links — as with most e-readers, the index is generated off the print version, so if the info you want isn’t on the screen that it jumps to, just go one or two screens towards the back of the book.
The one slightly funky thing I see is that the margins are sometimes off, as in the photo below. It doesn’t affect usability as nothing is jumbled, it just looks less than perfect.
But you can see how the cross-references are now all links. There are a total of 1398, not counting the table of contents and index — Jan and I had to create the master list so we know exactly how many there are. To Jan and I, the cross references are a big feature of TBGC and getting them to work right in the electronic versions was essential for it to be useful on a boat.
Thanks to everyone for their patience in waiting for it. As soon as it’s available in other e-formats, I’ll post that information. And here’s the link to the Kindle version: