Friday, February 24, 2012

'Pig' now available as an ebook

I hadn't known about it until today, but the updated 2010 edition of my 1990 book What's That Pig Outdoors: A Memoir of Deafness (University of Illinois Press)  is now available on Google eBooks ($9.99).

It's best read either on the Web or on an Android tablet or iPad, the Google page says, partly because the pages are scanned images of the printed pages, not flowing electronic versions of the text. On a small device the print would be so tiny it might be hard to read.

The U of I Press reports that sooner or later Pig will also be available in other formats, such as Kindle and Nook, and presumably will be readable on them.

[Feb. 25. I bought Pig from Google eBooks and downloaded the free Google Books app for the iPad from Apple's App Store. Works fine on my iPad 2. The text is quite clear but a little small when read in horizontal double-truck fashion, but when the iPad is held vertically, the single page presented yields a very readable text.]

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