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Thank God for the Kindle

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Initial post: Jul 2, 2010 6:19:12 PM PDT
M. says:
I am an author who loves traditional books, who wasn't so sure about this whole Kindle thing. Then my husband got one, and I thought it was really cool and bought a couple books on it. When I was able to take a trip and carry six books in one little device, I loved it.

Now, as an author (Midge Raymond, FORGETTING ENGLISH), I have a whole new appreciation for the Kindle: My publisher (Eastern Washington University Press) just closed its doors, and I'm not sure what the fate of the print version is. The great thing about the Kindle is that, fortunately, my book never has to go "out of print." (And, it saves a lot of trees.)

I know EWU Press isn't the only university press that felt the pressure of the current economy -- I'd love to hear how other "orphaned" authors are doing!

Midge Raymond

Posted on Jul 3, 2010 2:01:43 AM PDT
Helen Smith says:
Hello Midge

There are a lot of authors on here who are publishing their backlist for the kindle. My first two novels Alison Wonderland and Being Light went out of print and publishing them as ebooks was an opportunity to let them live again.

I also love print books but ebooks are priced lower than print books which makes them very attractive to impoverished authors like me who love to read. Also, I needed to get reading glasses a few years ago and I don't need them when I'm reading kindle books because I can adjust the font size. But most of all I love kindle books because they have helped me find new readers for my books - so much love went into producing them, I hated the thought of them languishing unread because they had gone out of print.

Good luck with Forgetting English: Stories.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2010 1:23:43 PM PDT
M. says:
Hi Helen,

So glad to know that your books are living on via the Kindle as well! I do hope that print books never (ever) disappear, but the Kindle's a great option to have, and I too think I've found readers on the Kindle that I wouldn't have otherwise.

Thanks for your note and all the best to you with your books as well!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 4:50:23 PM PST
As long as books are still published of paper and cardboard I will never, never read a book electronically. I hope I am dead before there are no real physical books.
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