Shameless Plug - CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse Available on the Amazon Kindle

CrackBerry Book: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse!
By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Jan 2010 01:33 pm EST

* Update - to those in the comments asking for it, I posted the link to the straight .pdf version. *

Have a New Year's Resolution to get your BlackBerry use under control? Get an Amazon Kindle for Christmas? If so, then just type the word "crackberry" into your Kindle and you can pick-up CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse. This is not a BlackBerry how-to book, but rather a book full of real-life stories of BlackBerry use gone too far as well as lots of tips and tricks to get your smartphone use under control (even though it was written for BB, the strategies are good for anybody who can't put down their mobile device).

The paper back copy of this book came out in November 2008, and the Kindle version actually was released in May of 2009, but of course it was only since I personally picked up a Kindle this Christmas for myself (contributing to these sales stats I guess) that I even realized it was available in Kindle-format! The Kindle version actually sells for $6 less than the paperback.

All in all, if you're one of those hardcore BlackBerry users you should appreciate it - it's kinda funny, slightly disturbing and actually has some really helpful and useful information. Definitely take the BlackBerry Addiction quiz. And one of these days we'll have to follow up with an updated version - so if you have good stories to share jot them down and be ready to send them in for when we do a call for stories.

I guess now all we need is that Amazon Kindle for BlackBerry app to get released! :)

Reader comments

Shameless Plug - CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse Available on the Amazon Kindle


I tried to buy it on Barnes and Noble (since they have a reader that works on my Storm) and it isnt there.
Any chance it will be soon/

Yeah I use Sony Reader and i could not find an option to buy it as a PDF or a format I can read in my Sony.


I took a look at this on my Kindle for a potential buy several months ago and the section of the book that was available to "try" on the Kindle was the copyright information and the acknowledgments and I think a paragraph or 2 of actual book. As this did not provide me with any idea as to what was in the book or the writing I decided to forego the purchase.

If this excerpt has been changed to include actual content, I would be more than happy to give it another look see.

I don't know about the Kindle sample, but if you view the paper version on amazon, you can see about 6 or 7 pages of the book (not including TOC, acknowledgments, etc). I'm wondering how the formatting comes out on the Kindle though...

I will take a look.

The funny thing is I did not even consider looking at the preview pages for the print copy. The idea did not cross my mind at all.