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I Have So Many Books…

I have so many books that I forget what books I actually have.

I have a bookcase in the office that is overflowing. I have a bookcase in the garage that is almost overflowing. I boxes of books in the shed that are overflowing. And I have a Kindle Paperwhite that is…well, far from overflowing, but there are a lot of books on there.

I have so many books that I am in danger of buying books that I already have without even realizing it. In fact, Amazon just saved me from doing that very thing the other day.

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Dinner in the Dark

Late last night I finally published another short story.

Dinner in the Dark is a short horror story and is available exclusively on Amazon and that means if you area  Kindle Unlimited subscriber you can read the story for free.

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Robot Uprisings and Audiobooks

robotproletarietLess than a year ago the guys over at Realm and Sands came out with the “pilot episode” of their serial, Robot Proletariat. They said it was basically Downtown Abbey with robots.

But it was so much more than that.

The first episode of this serial had me hooked and as soon as they released the entire book, or season as they call it, I bought the Kindle version. That book has been sitting on my to be read list ever since. I am at the point where I need to actually stop myself from buying books because I have more unread books than read books.

But this tale of robot uprising was told from a unique perspective, that of the robots. I was dying to find out what happened to the robots and the humans in this story.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to receive a free audiobook of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

I jumped at that chance.

Besides a few podcasts of books I never really got into the audiobook market. It was not because I did not want to. I remember seeing audiobooks when I was a kid and thinking, “I can have someone read them to me instead of reading them myself?” But back then the cost of audiobooks did not fit the budget of a teenager without a job.

Even today the cost of some audiobooks are still a little high, and I would rather sit and read to myself then spend a few extra dollars to have someone read to me.

But this is a game changer.

With the audiobook, and the Audible.com app on my phone I was able to listen while driving to and from work and while out for my runs. Another lesson from this is that having a book read to you while on a long run can be a great thing.

So I listened to the book. I gave it the review. 5 stars by the way.

And now I am searching through my to be read list to find other books that I can listen to while running and driving.

Audiobooks will really help me catch up on my reading.

Now if only I had a robot to do everything else for me.

Check out Robot Proletariat in ebook and audiobook format now:


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Pennsylvania UnBoxing

I got my autographed edition of Pennsylvania in the mail about two weeks ago. Finally made this video a few days after that. And now I just edited and posted today.

Sorry about the procrastination.

If you are interested in buying Pennsylvania, click here and get a copy for you and one for a friend.

And of course you can read about my eBook Paradox here.


My eBook Paradox

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I bought my first Kindle in 2010, and have never regretted the purchase.

Kindle changed my life when it comes to books and reading. In an instant I had access to hundreds of thousands of books. I could carry hundreds of books in one hand. I could finish reading one novel and immediately look through the bookstore and buy a new one no matter where I was.

Even on the toilet.

Another thing it did was put my bookshelf on a super weight loss diet. Yes, there are still books I buy that I will want to flip through from time to time, but for the most part I do not have a need to buy a whole lot of fiction in dead tree format.

Don’t get me wrong, I love paperback books. I love the feel of them in my hands. I love to smell the paper as I flip the pages in under my nose. I like to feel the the number of pages I have left to read in my right hand.

But it is so much easier, and sometimes even cheaper, to buy the books on Kindle and read them through pixels.

So I will still pick up a paperback books as an impulse buy or welcome them as gifts. But for the most part I don’t need them to take up space on my shelf.

Now, another thing the Kindle has done for me is open a world of indie writers and publishers that I would have never found in the local bookstore.

Most times these writers only publish in eBook format.

But the industry is finally catching up and making it easier for these writers to put out high quality paperback books. And no longer do these writers just upload a PDF file to a printer and hope for the best. But these writers are crafting their books like a carpenter puts together a rocking chair.

They are getting beautiful covers designed. They are collecting illustrations for the interior. They are formatting the books with precision.

And then many of them are offering autographed copies to their readers and fans.

So now I am urged to buy paperbacks again.

I still buy the eBook and read the story that way, but when the paperback of a fantastic story is offered by the author I need to have it. I have now started collecting autographed copies, and even some non-autographed copies, of the stories that I enjoy most.

Amazon has once again changed how I buy books. In electronic format AND in paperback format.

 

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