Ever since I got my first Kindle I fell in love with it. What was most powerful about the whole experience was the e-ink screen which reminded me of my beloved Psion 3 series which I wrote my first short stories on. It’s just feels less intimidating for the eyes than for example an iPad or Samsung Galaxy tablet and I like that it only has one proper use for it – to read books on. This makes you less distracted than with tablets and lets you focus on the reading.
Trying to “make it” as an indie author as taught me a lot about the power of the word FREE. The reason is that with Amazon Kindle Select you can run promotions where any of your self-published books are free for a set number of days. The idea is for the book to climb the many top lists on Amazon so that it gets maximum exposure. The “only” thing Amazon asks of you is that your book is exclusively published with Amazon for a three-month period.
Now available for pre-order.
Today is the second day of The Wake-Up Call being free and after one day I’ve already had 13000+ downloads, which I’m very happy with. Just hope the readers like the story as well. I woke up to the nice news of being #1 in Contemporary Fiction and #6 in Kindle Books. Thanks everyone for helping me boost the book. Sorry about any spam or unintended bragging, but an independent author needs every little help he/she can get 🙂
Okay, this is a disclaimer that this post is all about me selling the Kindle. If you’re not at all interested in e-books or e-readers, please read some other post 🙂
You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it and you’ve probably wondered “is this thing for me?” – it’s the Amazon Kindle and it’s an absolutely revolutionary way of reading books. This is something you can get into even if you’re a print-book nostalgic like myself, much thanks to the E-ink screen that lets you read in broad daylight (much unlike the glare-prone iPad for example, although I still think the iPad is a pretty amazing product in its own right).
You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it – it’s the Amazon Kindle and it’s an absolutely revolutionary way of reading books. This is something you can get into even if you’re a print-book nostalgic like myself, much thanks to the E-ink screen that lets you read in broad daylight, much unlike the glare-prone iPad for example (I still think the iPad is a pretty amazing product in its own right though).
Here’s the preliminary cover art for my upcoming novel The Wake-Up Call, designed by talented designer Joakim Wiborn. The book is about New York advertising mogul Jack Reynolds’ quest for love; from family, friends, and of course from girls (well meeting girls is not a problem, the problem is meeting the girl). Jack has worked hard all his life to reach the top in the advertising world, only to realize it’s pretty lonely up there.
Is On Writing by super famous thriller writer Stephen King. King is often taken very lightly in “serious” literary circles, but although his subject is most often horror and thrillers, a genre disliked by literary award committees, there’s no doubt that he’s a great writer who knows how as well as anyone how to tell a story. It’s just that his stories are a bit on the gory side sometimes.
I’m currently reading the Kindle version of Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. It’s made into a movie by Martin Scorsese, featuring Leonardo Di Caprio in the leading role. It’s a great book and movie and I really recommend it.
I’m currently reading a book about recognition as a powerful management tool on my Kindle. It’s called the The Daily Carrot Principle and it’s written by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton (where do people get these cool names?).