Thursday, June 12, 2014

K is for Kindle #SpankA2Z

Hello and welcome to day 11 of the Spanking A-Z Challenge!



June 12th - K is for Kindle

When I first heard about Kindles, and other ereaders, I had no interest in owning one. I was perfectly happy with my print books and didn't think I'd enjoy reading an entire book off a device with a screen. I liked holding a real book in my hands, smelling it, turning the pages, etc. My husband kept asking me if I wanted one and I kept firmly saying no. Then about three Mother's Days ago, my husband got me a Kindle anyway. I opened the package and tried to do a good job acting excited about my present, and he started laughing at me and said he knew I didn't like it, but he was pretty sure I would eventually.

He was right. I soon discovered my reading options were much broader on a Kindle. I found ebook authors I'd never heard of who didn't have books in physical book stores. I found spanking stories...lots of spanking stories. It was nice not to have to read those off my laptop anymore.

Once I read a few short stories on Kindle, I started thinking that maybe I'd try to write one. I'd already been working on a full length sci fi novel (no, this one has never been published), but learning there was a market for short stories and novellas was pretty exciting and changed my whole outlook on getting published.

The moral of this story is always be open to trying new things. Oh, and always listen to your husband. LOL.

Was it difficult for you to switch to using an ereader? Or do you still prefer paperback books?

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8 comments:

  1. I absolutely hated the idea of Kindles and ereaders at first too. But then I got one, ostensibly to make sure my books were uploading correctly, and discovered that I could get a lot of good reading done while doing boring repetitive stuff on WoW, like hours and hours of achievement mining. (Because I actually used to be an even bigger nerd than I am now.) Wow has gone by the wayside, but I now use the Kindle almost exclusively for fantasy books. The only hardbound books I still buy are reference books.

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    1. I like hardbound reference books too, although I sometimes use a dictionary and thesaurus app on my phone.

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  2. The Kindle is what made me realize I could actually publish what I had been writing for the last dozen years. I stumbled across KDP 19 months ago and the rest is history. The light bulb popped on when I was on a beach vacation. I used to see people with all these paperbacks and I'd note what they were reading as I walked by, just glancing at the covers. Then Kindles and e-readers came along. The next year all I could see was people holding these black panels and I thought, "Wait a minute---no one can see what you are reading. It could be anything." I think that simple fact has unleashed the ability of us all to publish in whatever genre we choose.

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    1. Oh I forgot about the part where people can't see what you're reading. That is definitely a plus.

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  3. As I was reading that first paragraph of this post, I had to call my husband over so he could see it. I swear, that's exactly how it happened with me. My poor daughter was so upset because she didn't think I liked my Nook that they bought me for mother's day. I LOVE it now and my Nook is the main thing I use to read off of. That being said, I still like to hold a book every once in awhile.

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    1. LOL my kids were a little upset too after I opened my Kindle. My oldest said "Dad, she's faking that she likes it! I can tell!" I still like browsing through book stores too, and most of the time when I buy a paperback book now it's because it's an older romance that isn't available on Kindle.

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  4. I love my Kindle, it the third one I've had. Now I need to get one for my husband as he uses it to play games, or maybe I should get him a tablet. Anyway, I have tons of vintage hardcover books that I would never part with, but for my personal reading, ebook all the way.

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    1. You let your husband touch your Kindle? You must really love him, LOL. :)

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