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Garden books - why not on Kindle?


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Initial post: Jul 4, 2014 10:31:54 PM PDT
K. Percy says:
So I'm turning into a garden geek and wonder why there's so few books on kindle about gardening; I know there's some, but I'm getting the impression they're mostly "narrative", not books that need a lot of pictures (eg, encyclopedia of ferns, or of hostas). I'd think that fire-type ereaders would be perfect because you can easily incorporate heavy photos/graphics, and scribble notes & bookmark etc. Thoughts?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 10:35:08 PM PDT
CatChat says:
it is up to the author/publisher to convert their book(s) to kindle edition.
fires are tablets and ereaders are completely different from them, most black and white, so pictures from gardening books would not look as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 10:39:04 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
Well, I went to the Kindle Store at the top next to the search bar and put in "gardening" - it says there are 6,387 entries that fit that category. I didn't look at them all - but that seems to be a decent number to me.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=gardening

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 10:45:40 PM PDT
K. Percy says:
Thanks Carol - there are gardening books in there for sure, but a lot of the ones that are full of pictures and graphics (reference types, I guess) aren't.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 11:59:09 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
there are quite a few (a hint is the optimised for larger screen bit in the text below the price, also, if you sort by price, descending the higher priced ones are what you want

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition
Handbook of Vegetable Pests
Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes (3rd Edition)
Planting Plans For Your Kitchen Garden: How to Create a Vegetable, Herb and Fruit Garden in Easy Stages
Managing the Wet Garden: Plants That Flourish in Problem Places

Posted on Jul 9, 2014 9:34:04 PM PDT
K. Percy says:
CBRetriever - thank you for the time you spent making this list, I appreciate it, and the tips on finding more! Here's to hoping more of the garden books books come out in eformat! Of course, the good ones are in the $30 and up range in paper too...

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 6:27:33 AM PDT
Mary McManus says:
Also, anything with a lot of illustrations is best viewed on a tablet of some kind. I send that type of book to my iPad where I can enlarge the pictures if needed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2014 6:48:39 AM PDT
I see 267 Kindle Edition books on gardening in the Encyclopedias & Subject Guides section of Amazon's book store.

In Books -> Reference -> Encyclopedias & Subject Guides -> Gardening

http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_browse-b_2?rh=n%3A283155%2Cn%3A%211000%2Cn%3A21%2Cn%3A11713%2Cn%3A11728%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011&bbn=11728&ie=UTF8&qid=1405000049&rnid=618072011

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2014 6:54:28 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I see 410 (the British must be producing more gardening books and thee are 38 in French)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2014 7:09:54 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
Organic Gardening's Growing Garlic: Grow your very own favorite garlic outside or indoors (Black Gold Organic Gardening Book 3) by Michael O'Halloron
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