As it came time in 2013 to dictate reprints for the paper books on Turkish language-learning — we hesitated, have a peek at technology developments, and decided in favor of ebooks publications.
The reason we did so is due to the specific advantage supplied by the Adobe PDF format when used with Adobe Acrobat’s simple but oh-so-effective text search capability.
And, if you’re concerned since you feel that you may only access eBook files on full-sized computers — that fail ‘the portability test’ — then think again. Because there are quite a few hand-held Electronic Book scanning apparatus that can do the job already (e.g., the Sony Reader, Palm Z22, Handspring Visor, Hiebook, Gemstar Rocket, along with Franklin eBookman) — plus several more waiting in the wings Learn Turkish online.
Electronic Book Readers — a cost comparison
We can almost hear some of you saying, “Ah, but also a Sony Reader or some Palm Z22 doesn’t provide just as much sensory feeling joy as being a paper-based novel — also does not always have the exact same low-care portability.”
Well, assume we told you that we’ll be presenting authentic Turkish voice records within the next electronic editions of our novels. Wouldn’t the extra audio capability over-shadow some (if not all) of their ‘sensory texture and low-care’ considerations? And that is not to mention the complete absence of Shipping & Handling charges for such ebooks — and also the (no or low) purchase tax relief you’ll enjoy.
If it involves language-learning reference books, this question is really a tiny nobrainer, isn’t it.
What one of them (already available) ebook reader devices if you opt for? As always, our first concern in such things is how, “How much does it cost? ” Here would be the latest cost figures we can find for all Electronic Book Readers that are compatible with all the Adobe Reader PDF file-format (our first offered format):
For full scale viewing:
The Sony Reader (measuring 6.9″ by 4.9″ by .5″) displays book-sized Adobe PDF pages, JPEG images, also plays MP3 audio tracks… from $299.
If you can live with a tiny display, You May Also see (and listen) Adobe PDF files on:
— as little as #135.00 at amazon.co.uk
Nokia Communicator 9500 series… from $779.95
Palm Z22 Handheld… from $89.49
Isn’t one of these brilliant ebook reading devices at your price range?
Jim and (coauthor) Perihan Masters are a wife and husband team, living on the Aegean Coast of Turkey just 50 miles south west of Izmir. Jim was born in Shanghai, China — of American military parentage. Peri was born on the Black Sea coast of Turkey near Trabzon, of Turkish army parentage. . .Enticed by way of a Financial Times advertisement,
united a NATO sponsored enterprise in Ankara in 1974 where he met with the beautiful and brainy Perihan, an increasing young Turkish banking officer. Settled now in the center of what was formerly the early Ionian Empire — that the bunch live an idyllic life by the sea. . Writing, drawing and painting, teaching English, and providing computing service support to community businesses.