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.
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.