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SITE NEWS: Regarding Kindle Version of FO Almanac 2018

And now an important and unfortunate message for those of you who have been waiting for the Kindle version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2018.

Regretfully, we are not going to be able to provide a Kindle version of the book this year. The service that we used to convert our PDF file into a dynamic Kindle eBook no longer exists, and the alternatives that we have found are cost prohibitive. (They would also require an additional wait of at least two weeks.) The heavy number of tables and charts in FOA 2018 leads to a very difficult Kindle conversion.

We had the option to produce what Kindle refers to as a "complex eBook," but this format would not allow for dynamic changes of font size on different devices. It would essentially be the same as reading our PDF file. And at that point... well, we already offer FOA 2018 in PDF form, so there's no need for readers to spend more to buy a Kindle version that essentially the same thing.

Our best advice for Kindle readers is to purchase the regular PDF file of FOA 2018, and hopefully that's readable on your device. On a small device, it admittedly will be difficult.

Meanwhile, we will look further into Kindle options before we start working on next year's Football Outsiders Almanac 2019, including the possibility of a software that will allow us to do the Kindle conversion ourselves. Hopefully this is just a one-year hiccup.


2 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2018, 4:20am

1 Re: SITE NEWS: Regarding Kindle Version of FO Almanac 2018

by timtellean // Jul 30, 2018 - 5:14pm

I added the pdf to my kindle document folder. While not using all the features of kindle it looks fine, reads fine and serves the purpose.

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2 Re: SITE NEWS: Regarding Kindle Version of FO Almanac 2018

by Eddo // Aug 01, 2018 - 4:20am

Agreed. It's less than ideal, but still worth purchasing as a PDF.

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