I ordered a Kindle.
I had a Nook because it does ePub files but it’s so difficult to find books at Barnes and Noble online. They also came out with a new Nook so now even if I see something available for Nook it might not be for my Nook.
And the people optimizing texts from Project Gutenberg appear to be doing so exclusively in Kindle format much of the time.
And a lot of books I have been interested in getting from indies NOT on Smashwords are exclusively Kindle books.
And now the Kindle shares, although the publishers are contesting that, it seems.
I also have an iPad so I could get the free Kindle App that Amazon doesn’t mention in their comparison of the iPad and Kindle series, but I use the iPad mainly for my son.
I could install an Amazon reader, or whatever it is, on my computer but I don’t want to give Amazon the right to search my files as used to be hidden in their TOS.
I can get my Smashwords books in PDF, so I won’t be forced to buy ebooks at Amazon and only on Amazon.
And a reader will keep me away from the computer in the morning and hopefully keep me from being distracted before I work on this goal.
So, yeah, I ordered a Kindle. The cheapest one possible.
I had an account. Then I bought stuff. Then I decided I might upload my out-of-print picture books. Probably not a good idea to review raunchy Sci-Fi on an account where I have uploaded picture books.
So now I have a new account, but cannot review things unless I bought them on that account, so I’ve only reviewed one thing so far. I’ll head over to Amazon and Goodreads when I have the time, but who knows when that will be when I have 5 rooms to plaster and paint? I only stop by the internet on my way from one project to another, and I don’t want my reviews to suck. Like that last one? Short, yeah, but I couldn’t possibly fit more adverbs in there. Shameful.
I know, most people don’t care, but I know they’re there and anyone else who has read enough or poked through The Elements of Style is going to notice.
1st Smashwords review ever.
“It’s like Beauty and the Beast reworked by the Brontes—if they could manage to be unabashedly raunchy. On a technical standpoint, the author also impressively and seemingly effortlessly manages a dual main character point of view.”
It’s for The Contract Bride, a short story by G L Drummond, who is on 43 Things here and on Twitter here.
Yes, I know her in an online way but if I wasn’t going to review honestly, I wouldn’t say anything at all. I’m not from this planet.
(Not that the other things I haven’t reviewed aren’t any good. Just way behind!)