Just a quick ‘heads up’ to say a (very) minor revision of the Kindle edition of my book, Delphi XE2 Foundations, is now available. This corrects some typos in the original version, but as nothing substantive has changed, it isn’t necessary to update. Further, if you have bought one of the eBook parts this month (July), it is probable you already have the corrected version. This is because it has actually been out for a few weeks – I’ve just been waiting for Amazon to make it available to people who bought a part previously.
If at the start of the eBook the copyright page says ‘Updated 30 June 2012’, then you have the most recent version (the printed version won’t, since it had the corrections in question at the outset). Otherwise, you can upgrade by going to the ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page on Amazon’s website; an ‘update available’ link should then be visible:
Having chosen the option to update, the book should re-download when you next open your app or device. For myself, I found the book ‘disappeared’ in the Mac app after it had finished being re-downloaded, however simply closing and reopening the app fixed that. Also, please be aware that a side effect of upgrading
will may be the loss of any annotations or notes made in the original version.
As an aside, various Kindle apps and devices have themselves had software or firmware updates from Amazon in the past couple of months. I would recommend upgrading to anyone affected. Of the Kindle apps for Windows and OS X, v1.9.x was better than v1.8.x, and v.10.x (current at my time of writing) finally supports the entire CSS subset supported by the Kindle Fire (under the hood, an eBook is composed of HTML and CSS, like a webpage). For example, here’s a page from my book in v1.8.1 of the desktop app (OS X, but Windows was similar):
And here’s the exact same page in v1.10.0:
The desktop apps supposedly auto-update, but I haven’t found that to be the case – I’ve needed to manually download and reinstall.