Monday, December 13, 2010

Finally - Dirty Sweet for the Kindle

One of the biggest stories in publishing this year has been the breakout of e-readers. We seem to get anothr news story about the increase in e-book sales and the lowering of the price of e-readers everyday.

A little while ago I was given an iPad as a gift and I use it all the time. I have all the book apps - Kindle, Kobo, Stanza and iBooks and I've been buying more books than ever. The price is a big deal. I picked up Keith Richards', Life, for $9.99 an Elmore Leonard's Djibouti for $8.99 when the only other way they were available was as thirty-five dollar hardcovers (or long waiting lists at the library). I also bought, Atomic Renaissance, a collection of crime stories by women writers in the 1940's and 50's - an impulse buy for $5.99, which would have been a lot more expensive and likely a special order from the bookstore.

So, I'm a fan. And now my own books are becoming available as e-books for reasonable prices. Everbody Knows This Is Nowhere has been available for a while at $9.99 for the Kindle and now Dirty Sweet is available for the Kindle for $7.16 (I'm sure there's a reason for such an odd price, but I don't now what it is).

Both books are also available for less than ten bucks for the Kobo.


Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Glad to see you are getting even more on board with the ebooks. I have a nook, and like it very much. Would love an Ipad, but still to pricey for me right now. Currenlty reading "Let it Ride" and it kicks some serious ass. Going to get your other two novels this week. Thanks for making them easily accesible and affordable!

seana graham said...

I've read Dirty Sweet, and am planning on reading more. In fact, I have Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere in traditional book form, and plan to get to it sometime soon. I'm always at a curious place about the Kindle with its sole proprieter angle, but I am also glad that it gives writers a means to get their work out there when the traditional publishing world has let them down. I hope John's hope the books are easily available on all e-readers.

A bunch of American indie bookstores have officially embraced the brave new world by connecting with the Google ebooks world. We'll be able to suggest and sell ebooks now as well. I am personally really looking forward to this, as I now know a lot of great books that we can't order through the regular channels. I hope writers will try and make their books available through as many channels as possible.

louisd said...

Do you know if Let it Ride will be availlable for the kindle right away???
also, would you ever consider writing a story set in Montreal??