Tuesday 29th September 2015
Mac Voice, the magazine for Macmillan professionals: Autumn 2015
More than 50 of Macmillan’s cancer information booklets are now available as free ebooks
The titles, which can be downloaded on the be.Macmillan site, include popular resources such as Help with the cost of cancer and Recipes for people affected by cancer.
They are available in two file types: ‘.mobi’ for Kindle devices and ‘.epub’ for all major e-readers, mobile devices and tablets.
We hope that by providing our information in a variety of accessible formats, we'll be able to reach even more people.
The ebook format has many benefits: they’re open, accessible and can be read on a variety of devices. They can be easier to navigate than print booklets, as readers can search through the information using the search tool function and by following hyperlinks.
With text-to-speech software (on a user's device) they can also be turned into audiobooks. This is a technology that uses computer-generated speech to read out text and is really useful for those who struggle to read the printed word.
One of the simplest and fastest ways for Macmillan to provide people affected by cancer with up-to-date information is through ebooks. Over the coming months, we plan on producing even more titles in this format. We are also keeping a close eye on download figures, so watch this space for more information and user statistics.
Email Debs Durojaiye, content channel senior editor.