If you would have told me twenty-six years ago that I would have three books published, but not one of them would be printed on paper, I would have said, “Yeah, right! That’ll happen when pigs fly.”
Well, times have changed and technology has marched us writers and readers forward into a new age. Some, like me, have been tugged and yanked, screaming and crying, into the new publishing age, but still and all, we eventually arrived there.
And to be honest, I would have never changed my thinking about publishing, except for three things happening to me.
First, I bought a Kindle last year. My reasoning for doing so was that I thought it offered a good aftermarket for printed books. I never once considered it as a primary source of publishing at the time.
Second, I purchased a daily blog for my Kindle. This blog announces the free books from Amazon for that day and it wasn’t long before I was hooked on reading the blog and receiving free goodies. One of the free books I received was from Smashwords.
Third, Bill, an Iowa friend, phoned and encouraged me to think about publishing my writings as e-books. He mentioned that I should consider Smashwords.
These three happenings tipped the scales for me in favor of digital e-books.
So, for the last forty-five days, I have been formatting three books for Smashwords and Amazon. Plus, I have been working with a web designer on larrywho.com.
If you like, you can check out my new site at larrywho.com. Then, by clicking on the books, you can read the blurbs and also an excerpt from each book.