April 29, 2014
The Kindle edition of Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook, 4th Ed. just went live today (finally!). We learned a lot of lessons on this in terms of speed to market, but are proud of the book results.
Matchbook $2.99 Pricing
And we put it through with Amazon matchbook pricing which means if you bought the paperback 4th edition of the book first on Amazon (months ago, or even a few seconds ago), the Kindle edition will cost you only $2.99. Just make sure you sign in on the same account you bought the paperback with, and the $2.99 pricing will show up on the book page automatically. [Update: the Matchbook pricing only works on the United States Amazon site.]
The reason I asked for matchbook pricing is that I personally feel that everyone should have a paper version of this book in addition to any other electronic version; I know I prefer paper reference books when thumbing through and looking for things, so I’d usually get both. But that’s just me. This pricing helps accomplish that.
Nice Formatting and Fully Linked
One reason this took so long to release is I insisted on using a special process that retains all links and better formatting than most Kindle books. First, the linking: it’s fully linked throughout.
- Every time there is a line that says “see this section in Lesson 8” or “read this note in Lesson 5” there is a link that takes you there.
- The index is fully linked, so no scrolling to find items.
Also, the formatting is excellent and based on the original book.
One good and bad feature: the figures are all in color and look great on a color device. But they do not look very good on a monochrome Kindle. There is no way to load two files into Amazon, one that gets chosen for each device, so we opted to optimize the images for the most used choice, which is color. So my apologies to Kindle users without color. If you do not have a color Kindle device, it’s probably best to load this one in the free Kindle application on a PC, Mac, or tablet, where color is shown.
The Apple iBook and Nook files are not out yet, still working on those; we’ll give you an update. Of course, if you are running a Kindle application on an Apple iPad or iPhone, you can view this Kindle file.
Well, I am glad this is finally done, go grab a copy!