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Jun 22, 2017 | From the kitchen of Rose

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The search box is actually almost useless:

1) It's slow.
2) Inadequate context for hits to know if it's what you want.
3) Too many false hits. What if I search on "Cake" in your book?
4) User doesn't always know the right term to search for.
5) Can't browse topics.

I'm a professional computer person and I've been using computers for 40 years, but Kindles really aren't user-friendly compared with a book. Even when there is a usable index, it's sometimes many pages long and you have to laboriously flip page after page to get to where you want to be. In a book, you can easily skip over a lot of pages when you know you want a "z".

It doesn't have to be this way. Some Kindle books are better designed than others, but software technology is certainly capable of doing better. The Kindle software on tablets is actually more capable than a dedicated Kindle device, which is why I dumped my Kindle Fire.

The editor you mentioned doesn't, I think, understand technology very well.


Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum in reply to comment from yaresse
06/23/2017 05:55 PM

good point and my current publisher does do TOC with hyperlink. hopefully when i send the publisher of the bread bible your note they will add this to the bread bible!

thanks yaresse!


With due respect, that's a preposterous response from an editor for a couple of reasons:
1. The book buyer would have to have an excellent memory for the exact name of the recipe in order to efficiently use a search box.
2. The Kindle version of Heavenly Cakes has every cake recipe listed under the chapter headings in the TOC with a hyperlink directly to the beginning of the recipe. If one doesn't know exactly what one wants to bake that day, browsing is easy, and getting to the recipe wanted is accomplished with a single tap.

I love your cookbooks, but if I can't find what I need in them without a lot of hassle, I'm less inclined to use them and less inclined to buy the next ones.


Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum in reply to comment from yaresse
06/23/2017 03:09 PM

yaresse, i asked one of my editor for heavenly cakes why there was no index and she said because there is a search box which is even better. so it unlikely that there will be indexes.


Are there any plans to update the Kindle file with an index that has links to the recipes (or, at the very least, page numbers?) It's a great resource at any price, but without a navigable index, it's very frustrating trying to find a specific recipe.


yesssss, in my cart now. thank you.



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