Sunday, March 13, 2011
When the first computers became available for home use, I rushed out and purchased one, excited over the many things I would be able to do with it. A typewriter’s usefulness was limited, most of it confined to just placing words on a blank sheet of paper. Revisions were a nightmare. A computer was a lot more exciting than a typewriter, for they had spellcheckers, a thesaurus, plus a number of programs that could be used for research. The advent of the Internet created a great advance in fulfilling the wish list of almost every writer. A completed novel is a long body of text that can be scrolled through rather easily, and I wondered why you could not market the finished manuscript in that form. I searched until I found a company that was attempting to market books on computer disk. My first book was off and running– I thought– but sales were slow and disappointing. I still thought it was a good idea, but many good ideas take a long time to develop because it simply isn’t their time. I was pleased when Ebook readers finally came on the scene. There was a saving for everyone concerned. Fewer trees were consumed, affordable prices, no expensive presses to run, no postage, and immediate acquisition of the purchased product. No one could argue with that.
I have just placed four of my books on an Ebook site at a reduced rate. Ninety-nine cents for each of them is a bargain if you like to read. You can find each of them at Smashwords, and I think you will like the variety of literature they represent. There is a little something for everyone. Click the title at the top of the this post and it will carry you to the site.
Posted by Joe Prentis at 5:12 PM