Kindle Store Carries Broomstick Book

Broom 1 is now available at the Kindle Store (click on image)

Broom 1 is now available at the Kindle Store (click on image)

Well, I did it. It seems too easy to be true, but it’s true. You see, I was asked to include a discussion of the Kindle at a presentation I gave recently at the Montrose Small Press Month workshop. I figured I’d better try it before talking about it.

So I did.

I’m already an Amazon Advantage member because Broom 1 (The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick Book 1: Genesis) is for sale on Amazon as a hardcopy book. So I logged into my Amazon Advantage account. I didn’t have to do much seeking. The link to posting my book as a Kindle Book was right in front of me!

It was easy. I typed in the metadata, such as the ISBN and the price, and uploaded the contents of the book. On my first try, I uploaded the .pdf file. The system asks me to browse through what it would look like on the Kindle. I wasn’t happy. So, I uploaded the original .doc file. Kindle was quite happy with that. It has offered me the opportunity to download the native Kindle format to make tweaks, which I will do at some point here because a couple pages up front appear to be blank on the Kindle. The rest looks great!

Click on the image to see the book for sale in the Kindle Store. I set the price as $6.95, but it’s actually available for only $5.56. Here’s your chance! Assuming you have the Kindle, this is downright cheap and you’ll have a whale of a good time reading it!

Ah, the Kindle, you say. Well, I was skeptical at first too. But on my recent trip to New York, I had a seat next to a guy who brandished a Kindle II. I asked to look at it. He immediately went into sales mode: it’s easy to skip around, you can add notes, you can save your place, you can make the type as big or as small as you want, it’s feather-light, and it’s visible in incident light, including sunlight! (I think he is a happy customer.) To make the list of coincidences longer, I ran into another Kindle II owner on that trip, equally ecstatic.

Yes, Kindle doesn’t have color. But it’s apparently creating quite a stir. I haven’t looked at the competitors, so if you have, please add a comment to this post.

So, Broom 1 is available now four ways: a free chapter a week via e-mail, via the Catalog Page on this website, via Kindle, or hard copy from Amazon.

Now, that brings us to plans for Broom 2. Broom 2, The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick Book 2: The Missing Wand, is only available in paperback, and only available on this website (and a few local bookstores). But…it’s so easy to upload to Kindle that I plan to add Book 2 shortly—watch this website for more information.

And Broom 3, The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick Book 3: FOG at the Crossroads, will be available for purchase soon! It will, of course, be available via this website for only $9.95 plus shipping. And, yes, I plan to put it on Kindle too.

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