My sibling’s new book: We Can Do It!: A Problem Solving Graphic Novel Guide for General Physics
My sibling, Scott Calvin, has a new book out today in the USA Kindle store!
It uses cartoon characters to explain physics (Scott is a physics professor at Sarah Lawrence).
It’s only $3, and even better, it’s part of
so members can borrow it at no additional cost.
It’s too soon for there to be any reviews, and as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to review my own family’s books for you. 🙂
One important point:
Regular readers will know that I don’t knowingly link to books where text-to-speech access has been blocked.
They may be surprised to see that the Amazon product page says that this book is “not enabled”.
That’s come up with other books in the blog. It’s not that text-to-speech has been blocked in this case: it’s that the words aren’t accessible to the program because they are part of the illustrations.
The text-to-speech software that our Fire tablets (and older EBRs…E-Book Readers) with text-to-speech capability use needs to be able to read the text. It has to be text: not in an illustration.
I know in this case that Scott’s publisher did not block it…it’s just a technical thing.
That’s why it is concerning that Amazon puts this on the product page:
“The publisher has requested not to enable Text-to-Speech for this title.”
I believe that is inaccurate in this case.
My guess is that that explanation appears on every book’s product page when it says that text-to-speech is “not enabled”.
I suggested to Scott that Amazon be contacted, and a request be made to have that language removed.
I’ve found Amazon to be pretty responsive in the past…I hope this is something that they can change in this case and others where it would be appropriate.
I’d be interested in hearing what you think about the book, and I’m sure Scott would appreciate that as well. You can do that by making a comment on this post, and/or leaving a review at Amazon/Goodreads.
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