On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Jan-Anders Andersson
> 22 apr 2012 kl. 06.57 skrev Dan Glover:
>> On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Ant McWatt <antmcwatt@hotm...> wrote:
>>> Dan Glover suggested to Ant McWatt April 3rd 2012:
>>>> If you're happy with people finding their way to your website, that is
>>>> wonderful. I'll just shut up about it. But first... a little food for
>>>> thought: from what I understand, Amazon has over 140 million unique
>>>> visitors every month and it doesn't cost a dime to publish Kindle
>>>> e-books. And with your DVDs you seem to have a marvelous opportunity
>>>> to bundle them with your books... more and more authors are doing that
>>>> these days.
>>> Cheers for that suggestion. Internet publishing has certainly been an
>>> evolutionary step. Jan Anders Andersson is publishing his
>>> new MOQ based novel ("Money and the Art of Losing Control") as an e-book
>>> via Apple Computers so I'll give the e-book avenue some serious
>> I think that's wonderful! I prefer to sell my books exclusively on
>> Amazon to take advantage of the Kindle Select program... not so much
>> for Lila's Child but for my other novels. It is a good way to promote
>> books and allows customers to borrow them as well. Too, from what I
>> understand, anyone can download the Kindle app to their Apple products
>> for free so that they can read Kindle books.
> Yes, I downloaded the Kindle app and managed to squeeze my book together into .mobi format which made it possible to download and read in my mobile phone from 2004, a SonyEricsson P910i.
> With the font set to smallest size it is on 2.632 pages!! But it comes with the cover, pictures, headers in color, web links and all. Who needs an iPhone? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Ericsson_P910 > I have read and wrote so many MD posts on it. A new battery lasts for a week if bluetooth is turned off.
I still have a 'dumb' phone. I write all my stuff on the keyboard
sitting at my computer. But I know folk who read books on their
iPhones all the time. I actually did publish some of my stuff on
Smashbooks to make it more accessible to the other e-readers out there
like Nook and the iPad but I didn't sell enough to justify it, so I
ub-published everything except Lila's Child. That way I can take
advantage of the Kindle Select program at Amazon... do give-aways from
time to time, stuff like that.
> Paper books, however, last for decades, or more. I still got my ZAMM printed in 1975. Where do the electronics go by the years?
Who can say? We're in uncharted territory so far as the e-book
revolution goes. I still have my original copy of ZMM from 1974 but it
is full of notes and the cover has fallen off and some of the pages
have come undone from the binding. I stuff them back into the book
hoping I haven't inadvertently lost any of them. On the other hand,
the e-copy on my hard drive is still pristine. If I want to add notes
I have a separate copy I keep specifically for that purpose. I keep
all my files backed up, of course. Flash drives are very cheap and
hold a ton of data. So I fully expect any of my electronic data to
last for at least as long as my paper copies if not longer.