America’s Cradle of Quarterbacks: Western Pennsylvania’s Football Factory from Johnny Unitas to Joe Montana by Wayne Stewart has been released and books are in stock. The author’s copies are scheduled to arrive on tomorrow, Monday. Those will go mostly to people who assisted Wayne in some way in researching the book or by loaning him photographs or allowing him to interview them.
Right now, print books can be purchased from Tuxedo-Press.com, at your local bookstore, or the usual on-line resellers. Ebooks can be bought in the Kindle and Epub formats from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, respectively. This is the first major book I’ve put into ebook and well as print. We’ll see how that works out. Amazon.com has a program in which print book buyers get a special discount on the ebook if they want it in both formats.
An advantage of ebooks (on some newer devices) is that they display in color. Printing books of this nature in color is cost prohibitive, meaning the cost of printing a full-color interior would raise the retail price of the book so much that few people would buy it. A limiting factor on color photos in the interior of a book is the ebook file size. Since color photos are typically larger at a given resolution than their black and white counterparts, a publisher can’t go wild with interior color photos in a book.
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