Thursday, March 10, 2011

HNT - EBook Readers

In celebration of Read an Ebook Week, I thought I'd post a picture of me posing with the three ebook readers I own.  The Sony PRS-505, The enTourage eDGe, and my iPhone.

Okay, my iPhone isn't a dedicated ebook reader, but it is my ereader of choice, main because it is always on me.  And, though I have half a dozen different ebook reading apps installed on my iPhone, the one from Kobo is the one I use 95% of the time. I like the functionality, ease of use, and the fact that Kobo is a Canadian company (and besides, a lot of really awesome folks I know and have worked with work at Kobo in Toronto)

If you haven't started reading an ebook this week, there's still time.

Here's a link to a list of various promotions where you can get discounts on ebook purchases as well as ebooks for free. (Most ebook platforms and applications include a decent variety of free reads, particularly from the classic/public domain realm -- what a great way to check out e-reading AND read a classic book and kill two birds with one stone)

Of course, if you're looking for something a little more recent and don't mind macabre situations with a sprinkling of dark humour, you could always download my story collection ONE HAND SCREAMING off of the Smashwords website for free using promo code RE100.

(At the end of this week, my book returns to it's full price of $0.99  Yes, a decently low price.  But, the book has been out since 2004 is still available for purchase in print format from the typical online suspects for  $12.95 US as well as orderable through your local bookstore should you desire to own a physical copy. And the ebook price is designed to appeal to someone looking for some new horror fiction to read without a huge upfront cost. If they like my writing, it's a bargain, and perhaps they suggest that a friend checks out my writing; and if they don't, they only spent $1.00)

See, I just can't stop with the self-promotion. But the good news is that this week there have been a lot of new downloads of my story collection in ebook format, meaning that more people are checking me out, and hopefully enjoying the read. Got to love that.

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