I have gone over to the dark side – or the light or bright side, depending on your publishing perspective.
Much to my delight, my sons actually do listen to me – it’s not all selective hearing. Truly, I was not planting subtle hints but after hearing a few tentative, “I’m considering buying a…” they seized the day and bought me a Kindle Touch for Mother’s Day.
I’m still immersed in the User’s Guide, experimenting & playing with my new toy and, as yet, have downloaded only three books. (I actually considered downloading my own e-book but concluded that would be counter-intuitive in terms of money spent/earned.)
Although I’ve finally embraced this new technology, some things never change. The day after receiving my Kindle, I just happened to be in the neighbourhood of my favourite used book store and purchased two hold-in-both-hands print books. I will never lose that love, that addiction.
And while on the topic of print publications, I recently received my contributor’s copy of the magazine containing my short story. Never mind that I know exactly what the story is all about, seeing and holding a magazine or journal containing my work never fails to thrill me. The remuneration is rather nice, too.
Why a Kindle? I know many writers who have gone or are going the Amazon Kindle e-publishing route – best (only?) way to read their work.
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