Are you using a Kindle for reading books yet? The 2nd generation just came out and it's getting rave reviews.
use my Kindle all the time now. It took me a couple of months to get
used to it, and then I was only using it for trips. Instead of lugging
the two or three books I read at one time with me on the plane, the
slim and light electronic book reading devise is convenient and easy.
Now I use it all the time. For one thing, the Mexican postal service charges duty for books when they are delivered here. The Kindle avoids delivery problems and extra costs.
downloaded to Kindle only cost around $10 and are delivered instantaneously. I love that
because I spend way too much on books and am impatient to get them
delivered. Plus, I couldn't possibly have enough book shelves to keep
all the books I buy and read, so many end up being donated.
Problem solved with the Kindle. And the new version is slightly cheaper, but at $359 it's still a chunk of change. But if you read more than a couple of books a month, then the savings will more than make up for the extra cost.
reason I'm writing this is not to sell some Kindles and collect a few
dollars of Amazon associates commission (although that would be a good
way to support my addiction ;-))…
If you're an author, I think you need to pay attention to innovative ways books are being read and published.
The Future of Books?
I want you to go read Bob Sutton's post Is the Kindle a Disruptive Innovation? If You Ran a Large Publishing House What Would You Do?
usual, Bob Sutton stimulates me to think deeply about what we take for
granted and he raises good questions. How will book publishing be
different in the future?
How will authors adapt and survive, or better yet, how will they stay ahead of the curve?