The Revolutionary KINDLE

When Amazon released the wireless reading device called the Kindle First Generation in November of 2007, it sold out in five and a half hours and then remained out of stock for five months. The supply was replenished in late April 2008. Thereafter, the Kindle went through various updated versions. 

Sales took off when novelist Stephen King helped promote the Kindle by publishing his novella, entitled UR, exclusively as a Kindle publication. This set the stage for today’s use of the Kindle as a significant publishing platform for authors. 

James Scott Bell recently published his latest novella, Cover Your Back, solely through Kindle. Check out Randy Ingermanson’s article on Bell’s Kindle publishing venture:

(http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/blog/2011/03/04/why-james-scott-bell-chose-to-e-publish/ 

Today many authors are turning to Kindle direct publishing, including topselling secular author David Morrell.  Kindle direct publishing offers an opportunity for authors to expose their writing to a global audience while earning royalties of 70%.  Not a bad deal. 

If you’d like to look into Kindle Direct Publishing via Amazon, check out this website: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin 

More next week on the changing publishing industry. 

Blessings, 

MaryAnn

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Source cited:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle

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5 thoughts on “The Revolutionary KINDLE

  1. I don’t have a Kindle yet, but I’m hoping to get one. I love real books and would never give them up, but there are so many advantages to having a Kindle when traveling.

    I’d also like to see high school and college text books on one. Our kids carry backpacks that are SO heavy. It’s not good for their backs.

    And updates could be made so easily. As of now, many science books are out of date, to put it mildly.

    March 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM

  2. My husband bought me the latest generation of Kindle for Christmas, and I love it! The only reason I wanted one was because I review books for my Web site, and now many authors are going the e-publishing route. But not that I have it, I’ve taken advantage of the free books that Amazon has to offer, plus the low priced ones that are written by some of my writing friends.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    • I have an iPAD, Deb, and have donwloaded lots of free books. I can also purchase Kindle books from Amazon. It took me a little getting used to to read on the iPad, but I’m quickly getting used to it. Although it will never compare to a real book, it does have definite advantages. 🙂

      Thanks so much for your post. 🙂

      March 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM