As I'm in the process of publishing Seth on Amazon, where it will be available in Kindle format, it seems a good time to speak a little about reading Ebooks in this format.
Kindle reader apps are available for Android phone or tablet, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows 8 PC or tablet, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone.
I’ve had an Ereader for a few years now and it's served me well, the only downside has been the restriction as to where and what format I could purchase or receive books for this device. From time to time I was tempted to buy a Kindle, to broaden my Ereading opportunities, but never quite got around to going ahead with the purchase – I’m glad I didn’t.
The good news is you don't need to buy a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books as the Kindle app is available for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer. All you have to do is download a free Kindle app to start reading Kindle books on all your devices. That’s right, and you only have to buy a Kindle book once and you can read it on any device with the Kindle app installed. Books I have bought and downloaded I can now read on my PC, laptop, Android tablet and there are also thousands of free books available for a Kindle app, including many popular classics. As I tend to buy a lot of reference books, this choice allows me more freedom as to where and when I work.
There are over one million Kindle books, including new releases and you can read the first chapter of a book before deciding whether to buy it. This has only ever swayed me from buying the one time and that’s because the book was in need of a good copy edit and I knew I wouldn’t be able to read it in its present form. A shame really, as I’m sure the story itself was sound - well maybe not when I think about it - too many unnecessary taglines and dialogue attributes.
If you want to be a writer who's read and enjoyed by others, take you time and do it well. If you just want to call yourself a writer and don't really mind if anyone reads your work or not, it won't matter what shape it's in.
Which kind of writer are you?