Monday, August 1, 2011
RANDOM THOUGHTS - FREE KINDLES AND A FLASH FICTION
Since I have several novels and a collection of short stories coming out this year as ebooks, it occurred to me that perhaps there are some who visit this site and might be interested in purchasing those books who don’t own a Kindle or Nook or other e-reader… and who might not be aware that people can download a free Kindle application for their computers.
In fact, that’s how I got acquainted with ebooks. By downloading a free Kindle application to my ‘puter. It takes about five minutes and you can get all the directions at http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200388510
So, if you don’t have an e-reader at present, this is a great way to get a free one and see how it works, how it looks, etc. And… it’s FREE! What’s a cool bonus is that once you buy a handheld Kindle, all of the books you buy also show up on your free PC version.
Today, Luca Veste published one of my flash fictions at Guilty Conscience, titled “My Father and Robert Frost.” Check it out at http://guiltyconscienceblog.blogspot.com/. This story originally appeared in the Blue Moon Literary and Arts Review, Issue 6, Fall-Winter 2010 (http://www.bluemoonlitartreview.com/), and will also appear in my story collection, Gumbo Ya-Ya, forthcoming from Snubnose Press (http://snubnosepress.wordpress.com/) in December.
This is a true flash fiction. The only story I’ve ever written where the author’s bio was longer than the story…
Guilty Conscience is one of my very favorite blogs. Luca has some of the best interviews out there each and every week and it’s one of my main sources to find great authors and get great writing tips.