Friday, January 6, 2012

A Plug for E-books

I just completed the absolutely completely painless download of an e-book from Google e-books partnered with a local Indie Book Store. What a great way to patronize local (well --- it was 90 miles away in Portland but still in Maine) bookstore, get a book that had been on my wishlist, plop it on my NOOK, and never leave home!

To me, this is one of the biggest advantages of the e-reader. This works for everything EXCEPT KINDLE (sorry Amazon patrons) and I hope our two local (like here within 10 miles) Indie bookstores will get on the band wagon. I've been very careful about spending $$ since we got the e-readers; it's so very easy to click that buy now button, but the advantage of knowing it will be there when I really want to read it, that I can support local small businesses but I don't have to buy it this very minute and let it languish on the shelf for 3 years, is very attractive.

So for now, I'm off to finish an ARC that's got a pub date coming up next week. It's the new Inspector Lyndley - so stay tuned for a review. And THINK SNOW!!!


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