Amazon’s Kindle e-readers may cost you some bucks, but the Kindle reader software is free to download onto your computer. So you can start reading e-books without buying the Kindle, dipping your toe into the e-reading water at no cost.
I had trouble finding the link for the free download, but it’s here. I got there through Kindle, e-books, Kindle Support. The great thing is you can get it for your Mac, PC, Blackberry, i-phone or any smart phone with Google’s Android operating system.
Besides the obvious advantage that you can immediately purchase and read my short stories Railroaded or Burning Moose, it also means you can buy any book you want to read on your computer or mobile device.
But free stuff is why I prefer the Kindle over the Sony e-reader. Amazon has put up a bunch of content for your reading pleasure that won’t cost you a dime. Never got around to reading the original Sherlock Holmes short stories? Now you can.
Worried about losing your book if your computer crashes? No problem. Once you buy it, the book goes onto your bookshelf in your Amazon account so that you can recover it for free.
So download that free Kindle software. Save some trees. Buy my short stories. Make me rich! Actually, at 99 cents per story, it’s more like contributing to a cup of coffee. But thanks!
H/t to Kim for pointing out that I’d never explained how to buy my stuff. I’m going to make a new menu item for this tip.