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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

You Don't Have to Own A Kindle

Did you know you don't have to own a Kindle to read Kindle books? There are now free downloads for PC, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, and Android available from Amazon. That means people who prefer to read e-book versions of novels can do so without the added cost of the Kindle.

I was interested to know that because my first e-book, Dangerous Hearts, has been released and I'm learning about a whole new market. Many people, especially the younger generation that has grown up with the Internet and a multitude of electronic devices, actually prefer e-books. While most authors still want a book to hold in their hands, before long we may see e-books overtaking print books in the marketplace.

You don't have to own a Kindle. That's a good thing for the Amazon market and a good thing for authors, as well.

3 comments:

Stephen Tremp said...

Hi Mary, I don't have an erader but will proably buy the Sony reader. But like many others, I still like to hold a book in my hand, turn the pages, and use paperclips to mark my spot where I left off.

Stephen Tremp from BBT Group

Cold As Heaven said...

Good that you can download e-books for PC. I don't want to buy another electronic gadget just for one purpose. I'm getting so damn tired of all the chargers and connection cables and stuff filling up the house, and I'm never able to find right one

Cold As Heaven

N. R. Williams said...

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