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I'm getting a Kindle tablet for Xmas. What are some books about settling the West available on the internet
to put on a tablet, if I can ever figure out how it works. My daughter know how but has the
patience of a drill sgt..
"Ya pushed the wrong button, again! Down and give me fifteen pushups!"
You've been there?
My son has similar patience when it comes to teaching me something.
My wife, a book collector, says the same thing. But on the tablet I can read newspapers, books, take photos, read emails, etc.
I imagine that the tablets are the wave of the future, like Gutenberg's printing press in the 16th Century. As much as one may love and feel nostalgic about paper books, they will probably be historical artifacts before too long. The info on tablets takes up a lot less space, except for cyberspace. You'll be able to hang your cowboy hats, boots, tack, guns, etc. where once your bookcases stood.
Two of mine are available on Kindle (and Nook and iBook). Yes, they are novels but there is history in each of them and it is explained. You can "look inside the book" at Amazon or go to my blog and click on the link.
Yes, I thought a long time about going eBook. I enjoy books very much. I love horses, too, but I drive a pickup.
Partners by D.M. McGowan or Homesteader by D.M. McGowan or
Most of us drive motor vehicles, but there're still millions of horses in our lives. There will always be books, just like there are still storytellers after four hundred years of printed material. Things we truly love never completely disappear.
I just like the feel of a good book in my hand, plus enjoy filling my own bookshelves. I often go back for reference purposes. (I know, that can be done online)
Yes, I agree, books will be around for many, many moons.
I also can't see myself releasing one of my stories only in digital format but always after a print release. I also have several hundred reference books and novels in my shop and two Kindles on my computer.
I've decided just to have a couple of novels on my Kindle, so I can change the font size. But I still can't resist buying a book now and then, although they're getting harder for me to read -- both eyes and hands no longer cooperate as well as they used to.
Like you, Dave, I hesitate to reformat Paradise Ridge from print to digital. Besides, I hear Amazon is doing weird stuff with authors who use their digital publishing. When I look at my book, though, the photo and the print, hold it in my hand, it's just so much more gratifying an accomplishment. I may not make another dime off this enterprise, but darn it, look what I did. You probably get the same feeling with your books, don't you Dave.
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