When the Kindle first came out, my reaction was, “meh” yet another e-reader. Another expensive e-reader. I do read e-books, but I just read them on my laptop. But I keep hearing about this Kindle thing. I see reviews–all of them good. I started thinking about how cool it would be to have a Kindle for travel–instead of taking two to five books..I’d just need the Kindle, preloaded. But then there’s the whole price–not only of the Kindle itself, but the books. 9.99 may be cheap compared to a hardback, but I don’t buy hardbacks, unless they are used and cost somewhere in the 5 dollar neighborhood (including shipping.)
Then lately I noticed there were a number of Kindle books for…2 dollars. 3 dollars and 5 dollars. My price range. And the price of the Kindle came down too. Oh, not enough to make me rush out and buy one–but it got my attention.
Then I found this Blog that is All About Kindle. Hmm, interesting stuff.
I’m watching. I admit it. I’m interested.
Update: August 2009 — I made two of my books available on Kindle.
Catch an Honest Thief (A Haven Mystery) is available for download to Kindles, iPhone or iPOD touch.
If you enjoy cozy mysteries, check it out:
Alexia is determined to protect her city, and if that means wearing the cloak of thievery, well, who better than she–a practiced observer of human behavior and a pretty good sneak thief as well?
Alexia steals the crystals that power Haven to prove that it can be done. Her plan to improve security works perfectly–until a real thief goes after the crystals. Unfortunately, if she admits what she knows, she’ll be blamed for all the attempts at the crystals. With no easy choices, she enters a dangerous game of cat and mouse against both the security chief and the real thieves.
The competition is likely to cost her everything she holds dear—but she’ll do what she has to in order to stop the insiders that are determined to take the crystals and end the game for good.
Young adults may also enjoy this cozy mystery with a romantic subplot.
Pages: ~260 or 3900 locations (Kindle terminology).
Sage: Tales from a Magical Kingdom – Now available for download to your Kindle, iPhone or iPod-touch via Amazon.
Sword and Sorcery meets Agatha Christie. Three novellas introduce the Kingdom of Sage and those who protect its boundaries. Join Demetria and her husband Ward in their adventures as they protect Sage from evil: Rats, Snakes and perpetrators from within.
Sometimes it takes a more experienced hand to save an entire Kingdom.
The first of these stories, Toil, Trouble and Rot, was published in Coyote Wild Magazine; the other two are all new, original stories. In Dungeons and Decay find out just how far a mother will go when her child is in danger–and how much magic it takes to keep him safe. In Call to Arms, its a family affair; every hand is needed when a ghost invades the kingdom demanding old wrongs be righted.
Kindle Locations: 1312
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