Friday, July 29, 2011

Kindle's Okay, but...

In response to a message from Amazon:

"Thanks for the Kindle message. 

I automatically get an inexpensive download pdf at http://www.lulu.com/desertpeach

People can search and read it on the format I uploaded on Nook or IPad or any other device that will open a pdf.

Costs me nothing to upload. No extra machinery or reader.  And I do drawn books ("comics").  Kindle not so good with images.

Kindle's nice for prose, but it's expensive for customers, difficult to format, and people have to buy a specific device.

It's okay as the 8-track tape, but there are other trails, now, and people are taking them.

Donna Barr
Author first, publisher second"

6 comments:

Psyche Skinner said...

(Feels vaguely guilty for buying kindle edition because... it's easy. Which I read on my computer, or iPhone because I don't have or want a Kindle)

Emily Veinglory: said...

As a reader, I like kindle and buy mainly kindle books because it is easy, an extra few cents doesn't bother me, and I can read them on the devices I use, none of which is a kindle. Just my 2c. Love your stuff... own it only in hardcopy.

Emily Veinglory: said...

I have no idea if any of my comments got through due to $%^&* Blogger. If more than one did, please delete duplicates and sorry. If only this one.... oy.

Donna Barr said...

So they've changed? Last time I processed a Kindle book, it took an insane amount of processing, sold for $15.00, and would only read on Kindle. So now I'll go look again.

Donna Barr said...

Hi, Emily -- I've got Blogger set for "approval." If it doesn't show up, it has to be approved first. I like Blogger because... oh, don't get me started about some other sites.... Let's just say that, if this Merry-go-round is missing a horse or two, at least it's not a ferris wheel where the central gears are grinding loose (Do I get a prize for metaphor-of-the-day?).

Donna Barr said...

Psyche Skinner: What's wrong with buying ebook? In paper, an author gets about 50 cents to a dollar out of the costs. In ebooks, we can get up to five! So don't feel guilty for enjoying your little pixels!