[OpenAFS] Kindle Editions of OpenAFS documentation
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:39:49 -0400
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On 6/1/2011 1:22 PM, Lee Damon wrote:
>>>> Would the community find it useful if I were to create Amazon Kindle=
>>>> Editions of the OpenAFS Documentation?
>>> Adobe ePub versions would be helpful. That way all the common electro=
>>> readers can use them, rather than use a restricted format.
>> Except for the Kindle, which I don't think can read ePub (IIRC, it nee=
>> MOBI). MOBI is also not a restricted format; it has hooks for DRM, bu=
>> you don't have to use them.
> Recent kindles can read PDF and ePub. MOBI is restricted in that the
> only commonly-available reader that can handle it is kindle. Why limit=
> your audience like that? ePub is common, un-restricted, and open. PDF
> is even more so (though less flexible in re-flow and other formatting -=
> if that matters to you).
We already have PDF and Windows HtmlHelp (CHM) formatted titles.
Publishing as a Amazon Kindle book has two big benefits:
1. It is native to the reader and has a better end-user experience
2. It is advertised on Amazon and as such helps to enhance the
viability of OpenAFS as a product.
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