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

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"


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!