Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gluten-Free Recipes for Amazon Kindle Fire

Gluten-Free Recipes in Full-Color on New Kindle Fire Device

As the author of a full-color Gluten-Free Desserts Recipes book that has full-page high-resolution color photographs of every single baked and completed GF-recipe in the 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.

Update: our Printed cookbook is sold-out and we have also stopped selling the Kindle version of our cookbook. Instead, we have now made many of our high-quality gluten-free recipes available for free online (link). We prefer to simply offer our recipes online, at our website, for all to view.

Thank you to everyone that made the print version such a great success and the Kindle version a popular and top-rated (Amazon 5.0 out of 5.0 stars possible) alternative to print!

We have made the decision to move our popular and top-rated gluten-free recipes online as time permits, making them available on the book's website, at the link above. 

Gluten-Free & Wheat-Free Gourmet Desserts Cookbook
by Mike Eberhart (

Remainder of the Original Blog entry is below...

Well, today 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)
For a color eBook reader, this new Kindle Fire device is very aggressively priced and is bound to put pressure on Apple to lower the price of the iPad. Why? Well, that $199 device also does a LOT more than just allow you to read books... you can play movies and music, browse the web, play games or check email all with this device. I find myself wishing I could have waited to purchase a Kindle : I have an earlier one that is grey-scale... I needed it for proofing our Gluten-Free Recipes eBook prior to release; and, although it works just fine for reading books, has great battery life, and has a rudimentary web-browser, this new Fire device is in a different league.

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.

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