« on: February 09, 2012, 08:17:08 AM »
would love to see some downloadable brewing books.
Brewers Publications has some books available on Kindle but only a handful. Actually we are working on a new digital initiative beginning this year. We will be investing in both epub format (works on most all readers) and a kindle format for titles. The conversion process is note a quick thing as our books are not text only. Text only books are pretty quick and easy but you start throwing in recipes, sidebars, charts and graphs and it can throw a lot of formatting out of whack.
In any case, I have two of them in production right now. How to Brew by John Palmer is first up on deck and will be followed by Sacred Herbal and Healing Beers. This technology will also allow us to bring back out of print titles that have been requested (think the Lambic book from the Classic Beer Style Series). I'd love to be able to have them all up asap but as mentioned it is more complicated than you may think though I expect it will get easier as time goes on. I'd rather take the time and do them right if we are going to put them out there. In the end with all the variables that come into play with these eReaders, I am doing what we can to ensure a good experience for the reader despite some technological limitations.
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Kristi, I would love to see Analysis of Brewing Techniques available electronically. A few years back I tried to buy a copy used and it was basically impossible. I got one from like Alabama or something through inter-library loan and read it but I would love to own a copy.