The Church and New Media, which officially comes out next Wednesday, is now available in Kindle eBook format! Because it’s an instant download, you can purchase the eBook now and be reading within seconds.
The best part is that you don’t even need an Amazon Kindle to read the eBook. You can download free Kindle software for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, or other device and read it however you like.
Here are three reasons why you should order the eBook, even if you’re planning to get the paperback version, too:
1. The eBook is filled with active links. Whether you read the book on a Kindle, your phone, or your computer, you can click on any link in the book and immediately be taken to its website. Read about an interesting blog and visit it instantly. Discover a YouTube video and watch it within seconds. While the paperback version forces you to remember and manually type in a link, the eBook does the whole thing in one click.
2. The endnotes are accessible and clickable. Curious where that statistic came from? Looking for the source for that quote? Want to go deeper into the different Church documents? One click beams you straight to the endnote in each case and from there, clicking on the endnote takes you to the full, original source online. Click the endnote again and you’re right back where you left off. No page turning, no bookmarking, just a few simple clicks to move back and forth between the text and the endnotes.
3. You can read the book instantly. Instead of waiting for the release date and then waiting for the book to ship, you can download the the Kindle eBook within seconds and begin reading now.
One last note: The Church and New Media will be available in numerous other eBook formats sometime within the coming week. So if you have a Nook or other device that won’t read Kindle eBooks, you’ll be able to download it soon.
Download the book, and be sure to let me know what you think! When you’re finished reading it, please post a review on your blog or website–and on Amazon.com!–and send me your review so I can highlight it on the book’s website.