The comprehensive book has 230 pages of beautiful photos of pens and related paraphernalia, including several rare specimens.
The book is available both in traditional, physical format, and from Amazon as a Kindle book.
The Kindle version costs significantly less than its paper based sibling and is a faithful electronic copy of the same.
Unluckily this very fact is its major shortcoming.
Every page of the Kindle version contains what appears to be a scan of the paper one, surrounded by a wide white margin. Text that is easily readable on paper becomes a blurry mess on the small screen of an e-ink based Kindle. Reading becomes a slightly less painful experience on a Kindle HD while it's more than bearable on a PC.
The image-based nature of the Kindle version, as opposed to a true text+images electronic rendition, makes it impossible to enlarge the font for better reading or to search for terms or to select text.
Given all this shortcomings I can't in good faith recommend the Kindle version of this otherwise very fine book, unless you plan to read it only on a PC monitor.
I can and I will heartily recommend the paper version instead. I can only imagine the effort that it took to find and photograph all the different pens there documented, making the book an invaluable reference.
Edited by Paolino, 09 June 2013 - 06:28 AM.