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Words that don't work on a kindle
on 24 April 2011
Let me help you here before you make the same mistake I did:
The book ****- ...a useful tool for those of us who spend most of our time on shall we say the less creative side of copywriting. Simply a copywriters thesaurus giving suggestions around a number of themes. Go to the paperback edition and look at the contents to see if you write copy fitting the sections, if you do then I think you'll find that the book helps you save time and works better than a general thesaurus. It could do with another update (a few more themes please), but even without one it can make changing the tone of copy very easy.
The kindle edition *---- ...(and the reason for the two stars) the main body of the book has been scanned in to the kindle edition so that each word is just over a millimeter tall on a kindle 3 (may be 1.1). Changes in the font size leave the scanned page at the same size. Some of the works are cut off and only partially scanned. You can still search the text, but this makes it impossible to use as a copywriters thesaurus because the words are far too small to take in at a glance (I'd love to be able to include an image here to demonstrate that I'm not exaggerating).
Do get the book, DON'T get the Kindle edition.