Many of you already know that if you go to the O’Reilly page for Real World Haskell, you can buy RWH as an ebook. If you do that, you get access to it in several formats immediately: PDF, ePub for the iPhone Stanza reader, and mobi for the Kindle or MobiPocket.
Unfortunately, the Kindle 1 lacked support for some features, such as <pre> tags, that were required for good formatting of technical books. Therefore, although O’Reilly posted a .mobi file from the beginning, the experience on the Kindle 1 wasn’t as good as they would have liked.
The Kindle 2 has improved things in this area. I’m happy to report that O’Reilly has updated the .mobi file on their site to work better with the Kindle 2. I’ve tested it on my Kindle 2, and it works pretty well, though there are a few lingering formatting issues. If you own a Kindle 2, you can buy the ebook from O’Reilly and download the .mobi file. If you already bought the RWH ebook, you can download the updated .mobi file for free from your O’Reilly Emedia page.
I believe that O’Reilly also intends to make Real World Haskell available on the Amazon Kindle store, though this may still be some weeks off yet.