There’s an entire thread on Amazon’s discussion forum dedicated to the “high” cost of Kindle e-books. One commenter, J. Bryan, writes
Oh, my, word. Keller, look at that book. Continue reading
Author Edward Patterson, whose books are available on Kindle, had the fantastic idea to provide free ebooks to deployed service members.
So far, this many authors have signed up and are donating their books:
Maria E Schneider
Chuck Austen (Illustrator)
Willam Woodell (Bluearkasascowboy)
L C. Evans
R. J. Keller
E. Patrick Dorris
K. Raven Rozier
Susan Helene Gottfried
Joshua T. Calkins-Treworgy
Edward C. Patterson
ADDITIONALLY: Smashwords has joined in! Read their blog about it here. Clicking the link will provide instructions for publishers, authors, and deployed service members who would like to be involved.
Authors with ebooks, or authors who can make their books available that way, this is an incredible and easy way to offer some troop support. I know my husband would have loved having such endless, and free, reading material during his down time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Backword Books (of which I’m a member) has recently been discovered by Publishers Weekly. Exciting!
Publishers Weekly, the most influential daily news journal of the publishing industry, featured Backword Books in a piece published September 3.
(Interesting side note: a PW editor published an editorial – “I Don’t Want to Hate Self-Publishers” - complaining about Henry Baum, one of Backword’s founders, the same day.)
POD People also did a quick piece on Backword’s PW appearance that praises Baum’s Stands-With-Fist approach. (Sorry. “Dances With Wolves” was on a few days ago.)
In APPEARANCES news, several Backword Books authors will appear as guests Friday, September 11 on Stacey Cochran’s BookChatter, airing at 9 p.m., EDT.
SMASHWORDS, KINDLE, AND SCRIBD
Carol’s Aquarium – a fiction collection (and Backword Book) with stories ranging from fish-in-a-box (“Carol’s Aquarium”) to a tense prison visit (“Visiting Hour”) to a hotel worker with a deployed boyfriend breaking into the room of a soldier on R&R (Pushcart Prize nominated “They Three at Once Were One”) to a prize-winning story illustrating the danger of being too perfect (“Becoming an Oates Girl”) – is available as an EBook only on Kindle, Smashwords, and Scribd.