Friday, July 18, 2008

I've Been Kindled

I got an e-mail yesterday from someone who told me he was reading A Mammoth Murder in a Kindle edition. I didn't even know it was available that way.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't you be getting some sort of royalty from that?

sas

Bill Crider said...

Yes, and I can hardly wait for the next reporting period, after which I'll probably be blogging from Monte Carlo.

Benjie said...

I've read pretty good reviews of the Kindle, but I still like sitting down with the smell of fresh print in my hands (or old paper for that matter).

Bill Crider said...

Yeah, I'm an old-fashioned kind of guy, myself. A book can't be beat.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Does this mean your books make good kindling? The mind boggles.

Mike said...

I'm the guy that sent Bill the email. I'm an old-school reader myself; 4,000 books in a dedicated room in my house. A collection I've been working on for 55+ years. I really, really like the Kindle. No out-of-print problems, no old yellow paper that causes me to start wheezing, etc. After the initial half hour of acclimation, I now find I loose myself in the reading process just as quickly as with a hard-copy book.

Bill Crider said...

I hear the second-generation Kindle will be along this fall. May have to try it out.

Mike said...

Bill, that's a rumor that started on one unreliable web site and spread like wildfire. I would completely discount it. Amazon's statements seem to indicate another year or two before a new version of the hardware. Software changes will likely be made, and can be pushed to the device via the wireless connection.

In my opinion (after much research), a second-generation device in the fall is extremely unlikely.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Mike. I don't even remember where I heard the rumor.