Amazon Launches A New Format for Kindle, Materials Using New Format Available to Rent (or Purchase)
Along with Kindle for Mac 1.7 and Kindle for PC 1.7, release a few days ago, Amazon have introduced a new ebook format for their Kindle ebook store. Called “Print Replica”, it is Amazon’s solution for books with a page layout that is too complex to reproduce using their usual Mobipocket-derived ebook format.
A “print replica” ebook resembles a PDF version of the book. The page layout is fixed, and the only viewing options are to zoom and to pan. There’s no font resizing or page reflow available.
TeleRead also reports that books available in this format are also available for rent (30 to 360 days) but can only be read (at least for now) using Kindle for Mac and Kindle for PC. In other words, you cannot utilize this format on a Kindle device.
Additional details at TeleRead.org
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See Also: “Kindle Print Replica Offers Nearly Identical Reading” (via Good Reads)
See Also: Using Google, here’s a search strategy that will let you see some of the titles available with the “Print to Kindle” format: site:amazon.com intext:”print replica” intitle:kindle
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