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cj
08-26-2011, 12:05 PM
Hopefully this inspires more racing books in the electronic reader format:

http://www.amazon.com/Year-Races-Harvest-Book-ebook/dp/B005IQ2OQ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314185986&sr=1-1&tag=533643275-20

Dick Schmidt
08-27-2011, 05:35 AM
I love my Kindle and have often thought about putting Pace Makes the Race on a downloadable Kindle format. Further investigation shows that it would be almost impossible. the book is packed with example races taken from the Racing Form, plus charts and other graphics. I could put it in a PDF, but you can't change the type size in a PDF on the Kendal and it would result in microscopic print size. I would guess most handicapping books are in much the same boat, so we won't see very many on Kindal.

If racing was more viable I'd think of doing a rewrite and using online printouts for examples, but since I doubt I'd sell more than 500 or so, it just isn't worth doing.

Dick


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Overlay
08-27-2011, 10:49 AM
I love my Kindle and have often thought about putting Pace Makes the Race on a downloadable Kindle format. Further investigation shows that it would be almost impossible. the book is packed with example races taken from the Racing Form, plus charts and other graphics. I could put it in a PDF, but you can't change the type size in a PDF on the Kendal and it would result in microscopic print size. I would guess most handicapping books are in much the same boat, so we won't see very many on Kindle.
That's what's held me back also, despite talks with a Kindle representative about the possibility.

JustRalph
08-27-2011, 11:18 AM
you can get Harvey Pack on the Kindle..........fyi