I have a group crossing over in February so wanted to get a copy of the Scouts BSA handbook. I have used Kindle for Webelos and Bear books and enjoyed the convenience so wanted to do the same here.
It looks like Kindle formats are being abandoned in preference to “digital downloads” via ScoutShop.org
No big worries on that, but I went and read the FAQ before buying:
Here is clearly states digital downloads can be used on iPhone/iPad using the free books app.
After buying the e-publication, the instructions you get in email indicate a different reader which is $5 to buy. I don’t want to buy it unless I absolutely have to. I need it for nothing else.
Anyone else with recent experience using the ScoutShop.org downloads on iOS devices?
Anyone have any insight as to why they pivoted away from Kindle? That was super easy and convenient and hyper portable from a device perspective. I really loved being able to have access to the Webelos handbook even if I hadn’t brought my iPad along. I’d just whip out my phone and fire up kindle. I was really hoping for and expecting this kind of multi device ease of use for handbooks, merit badge books, etc. in the future.