Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Self-Publishing: Step 1
Buy a Kindle.
Duh. If I'm gonna publish my work on Kindle, I need to actually use a Kindle. I've played with the Kindle app on my iPod and briefly looked at my mother's old one, but Amazon is betting their new line of affordable Kindles will be the tipping point in e-book publishing. I think they're right.
Of course, the new Kindles aren't actually out yet, so I still have to wait for mine to ship. I went with the $99 Kindle Touch e-ink one, because I hate reading on a backlit screen (I spend all day on my laptop, anyway) and Gizmodo recommended it.
Why Kindle? As far as I can tell, it's the easiest way to electronically self-publish as well as the most popular. Plus, anything I publish on Kindle will show up on Amazon right next to my "traditionally published" novel The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse.