Gluten-Free Recipes in Full-Color on New Kindle Fire DeviceAs the author and publisher of a full-color Gluten-Free Desserts Recipes book, I have been anxiously awaiting the day when Amazon would release a full-color Kindle device (at a reasonable price) for avid book-reading enthusiasts that did not own an Apple iPad or other such color mobile device.
Well, today Amazon.com announced their new Kindle Fire full-color reader which is has a high-resolution 7" screen and costs $199 USD; they are taking pre-orders for shipments starting November, 15th. Our full-color Kindle version of Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free Desserts should look fantastic on this device! And, you can use this same Kindle Fire device to get online and read this Gluten-Free Blog too :)
Kindle Books can be viewed in COLOR on any of the following color-display-capable devices...
- Kindle Devices (i.e., dedicated reader device) - see page for details and various models (WiFi, WiFi+3G, etc) : The Kindle Fire is their only COLOR version yet announced; our cookbook looks quite nice on the existing high-resolution grey-scale Kindles too.
- Kindle for Mac (FREE Reader Software)
- Kindle for PC (FREE Reader Software)
- Kindle for iPad/iPhone (FREE Reader Software)
- Kindle for BlackBerry (FREE Reader Software)
- Kindle for Android (FREE Reader Software)
I really like having a Kindle for a portable multi-format document-transportation and reading device. This Kindle Fire offers the ability to access these types of files on-the-go: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8. This should suffice for most any needs... everything from text to Adobe Acrobat document to Microsoft Word documents... and most common picture-formats... and most common audio/video formats. Sounds like an all-purpose portable device (for those of us that do NOT want a mobile phone for this type of thing).
I am contemplating some sort of promotional event (for our Kindle-based gluten-free recipes book) to coincide with the November launch of the Kindle Fire. But, I am not exactly sure how I can best promote the eBook... I will think something up. Electronic books are apparently the "future", and the last of our printed recipes books are quickly being depleted (only have a couple hundred left: and that's it, forever... it will soon be a collector's item).
So, in the not to distant future, the Kindle-version is going to be the only version of our Gluten-Free Desserts book. Although the gluten-free recipes are the same in the "E" version, I have always preferred having a hard-copy (print-edition) cookbook nearby in the kitchen — mainly because I have this habit of getting flours and other baking ingredients all over the place, including on my recipes book. The Kindle "Fire" claims to have an extra-durable display that is resistant to accidental bumps and scrapes, but the Kindle doesn't claim to be waterproof or otherwise resistant to my inevitable kitchen abuse while I bake :)
(link): PRINTED version of Gluten-Free & Wheat-Free Gourmet Desserts Book