Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Finally the time has come around for me to begin sharing my thoughts with all my friends out there in Internetland again. I have been off on several strange adventures since I stopped doing Slabtown Chronicle regularly.
Along the way i aquired a NOOK eReader. I love my nook almost as much as I have always loved books. I find eReading to be faster and more convenient. I never have to worry about carrying a spare book when i get down to the last few pages of what i am reading. I always have a good supply of books to choose from. I even read faster, who knew that changing pages could slow you down so much?
As a writer I find my eReader to be a valuable tool as well. I can quickly convert Words documents into a form to read on my nook, so I can read my manuscripts very easily.
EReaders are creating exciting new opportunities for writers and artists. Self-publishing in electronic format is very easy. A new edition of Mud Bay is already out (I will post about it next.) And I am working on several collections of my work. I have some other anthology projects in mind as well. I intend to fully explore the opportunities this new technology offers.
Let me know what you think. Do you have an eReader? How do you like it? What do you like to read? has your eReader changed how you read or what you read?
If you don't have an eReader, you better get one and join in the discussion.

1 comment:

  1. I first saw an eReader (Kindle) a few months ago when the younger members of staff started to use them, so I think they are just starting to catch on in the UK. I was in two minds until I bought an iPad, and found that the Kindle reader is available as an app on the iPad and iPhone. I am now a keen user, especially for novels, as I can read them without adding to the load I am carrying around (I tend to have my iPad or phone with me anyway).

    It is clear to me that ePublishing is the future, especially for those of us who have the inclination to write but lack the time or other resources to persuade a publisher to share our faith. My concern is that quality will vary, as it does across the internet, and that good quality writing will be lost in the ground clutter. However, we can all have fun finding out.