The Boat Galley Cookbook for Kindle

The Kindle edition of The Boat Galley Cookbook is finally here!!

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.  And here’s the link to the Kindle version:

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  • Thomas Jensen on Facebook
    Posted at 22 December 2012 Reply

    I just bought the Kindle version. I’ve downloaded free books on Amazon but this the first book I’ve ever actually purchased. Look’s great!

  • The Boat Galley on Facebook
    Posted at 22 December 2012 Reply

    I’m very honored! 🙂

  • Sandra Parsons Hall on Facebook
    Posted at 22 December 2012 Reply

    I am sitting in Abaco with my paper copy planning Christmas meals, right now. Love it!

  • Annette Cleckner Baker on Facebook
    Posted at 22 December 2012 Reply

    Congrats I’m looking foward to mine for Xmas!

  • The Boat Galley on Facebook
    Posted at 22 December 2012 Reply

    I didn’t know it but just got a message that says that you can now give Kindle books as gifts!

  • Candy Ann Williams on Facebook
    Posted at 22 December 2012 Reply

    Congrats!!! 🙂

  • More JOY everywhere on Facebook
    Posted at 23 December 2012 Reply

    We downloaded our copy yesterday – congratulations!!!!

  • The Boat Galley on Facebook
    Posted at 23 December 2012 Reply

    Thanks so much — really hoping you like it!

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