The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac Now Available for Kindle and Kindle-Compatible Devices
(Press Release): /The Old Farmer’s Almanac/ now has a new way for readers to enjoy North America’s oldest continuously published periodical: as a Kindle e-book!
Available now from Amazon’s Kindle Store, /The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac/ e-book features all of the content from the print edition—stories, advice, and, most important to most people, weather forecasts. (Even on a screen, the Almanac’s weather predictions are still 80 percent-accurate!) With this e-book release, readers can access the wit and wisdom of America’s most beloved Almanac anywhere from their Kindle readers or on a mobile device with a Kindle app.
According Almanac Publisher Sherin Pierce, an e-book version is a milestone in the evolution of the 220-year-old /Old Farmer’s Almanac/. “We’ve been researching and designing the e-book version of /The Old Farmer’s Almanac/ for years. For us, it wasn’t enough just to make one available; it was essential that whether reading the Almanac on a mobile device or on bound paper, the experience was equally satisfying.”
“There’s a reason we’ve been around for 220 years. We move with the times, while always endeavoring to be—as our founder Robert B. Thomas wrote—‘useful, with a pleasant degree of humor.’”
To celebrate the e-book release, the Almanac has launched a sweepstakes via Facebook to give away a brand-new Kindle Fire. A winner will be chosen at random from all entrants after March 1, 2012. In addition, one contest entrant will be selected weekly to receive an e-book copy of the 2012 Almanac from Amazon.com
/The Old Farmer’s Almanac, /which has been delighting readers since 1792, is produced by Yankee Publishing Inc. of Dublin, New Hampshire. /The Old Farmer’s Almanac/ is known for its advice relating to home, garden, and food, as well as for its 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts for the United States and Canada. The Old Farmer’s Almanac family of publications also includes themed calendars for 2012, /The Garden-Fresh Cookbook/, /The All-Seasons Garden Guide,/ and /The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, /Volume 4.