Thursday, August 20, 2009
I'm on Smashwords
A nifty web site called Smashwords has made two of my books available for downloading onto iPhones, Sony e-readers, Palm e-readers, Kindle e-readers, regular cell phones, laptop computers, wristwatches, whatever platform you prefer. You can sample 50% of each book for free and then - gotcha! - you have to pay to read the second half. It's pretty inexpensive, though.
The future of publishing is e-reading, though the publishers are as clueless as the music industry about how to handle it. Smashwords seems to have the answer: easy, cheap, and user-friendly to the reader. Also, to be honest, Smashwords is generous in sharing its income with the authors (unlike, say, Amazon - or any print publisher).
You'll find my novel for adults, Clear Heart, here: Clear Heart on Smashwords.
And my novel for children and adults, Boone Barnaby, is here: Boone Barnaby on Smashwords.
So if you've been itching to read them on your cell phones - or on your laptops - now you can.