Amazon announced last week that Kindle Books are now outselling all of their print books – paperback and hard back – combined!
Wow. It happened so fast.
I finally broke down and ordered my first non-fiction book on Kindle… and it took me almost a full hour to throw off the shackles of the printed page and become a huge fan. Why? Because I can bookmark anything I want to remember. I can highlight key points and phrases. And I can even make notes for reference, like try this with Cash.
I’ve returned to several of those highlights and notes already. And, because I read with the free Kindle app on my smart phone all the photos and linked videos are in living color. Unfortunately the Kindle device itself does not have a color version yet. But here’s the best reason to have these books on my phone: my phone is always with me. So my books are always with me as well, right there, ready for reference. In the barn, the pasture, the hammock :)… or wherever.
And yes, I can read the print just fine on that itty bitty phone. No, the type is not too small. The excuse I’ve been giving Kathleen for the past six months just doesn’t hold water.
Kindle apps are also available for iPads, iPhones, laptops, desktops, and other ebook devices.
My husband got one for Christmas, you never see him without a book in his hand, and he loves it! But for me, I had/have Belles Palsy, so I tire quickly reading, especially computer screens. SO, I dont think Kindle would work out for me,
You can get Kindle content for your PC too. I’ve gotten several books and read them on my netbook. But some books like The Soul of a Horse just have to come in the bound kind. It’s something about the feel in your hands, the smell of the new book paper, how it looks in your library…
Thank you up there where we shot Benji Off the Leash :)