E-Readers Versus Old Fashioned Books -- Which Is Greener?

A relatively new phenomenon is the E-Reader, be it Kindle, iPad, or a number of other new competitors coming into the marketplace. When you think about it, these devices would seem to be more environmentally friendly than your typical paper and cardboard book, even a paperback. Should we be buying our loved ones e-readers or traditional books this holiday season? ...more


My second multicultural literary novel, Rescuing Ranu, has been climbing up the Amazon Kindle Bestseller List in the category of mathematics research. It reached #7, and as of yesterday was hanging on at #10, so I guess it’s climbing back down again. It’s interesting to watch its brave little journey, and easier now that Amazon Author Central is making ourBookScan info available to authors who sign up for the program.....more

Buying an E-Reader? Some Things You Need to Consider First

If you are considering buying yourself or someone you love an e-book reader, I'm sure you've seen articles that declare that one e-reader is better than another. The truth is that none of the e-readers that those articles are talking about are bad, it's just that some e-book readers are a better fit for some people. When you set out to purchase an e-reader you need to ask yourself lots of questions so you can figure out what kind of e-book reader you are before you buy. I'm not going to tell you which e-reader you should buy, but I'm going to tell you what you need to think about before you buy it. ...more
@Ashleigh Burroughs I think you might be surprised. I recently helped convert someone who swore ...more

Hold Your Baby!!**Kindle...BabyCD**

This morning, my 5 year old came down the steps (woobie in hand), curled up on my lap, and snuggled with me. Ok, so it only lasted 3minutes, but the point is he let me hold him and love on him.  Jason doesn't let me cuddle up with him to often these days, so I take my snuggle time with him whenever I can get it!...more

Bring on the books

I never stopped to think about it, but since I purchased my Kindle over a year ago, I have not really been to a bookstore. Yes, I did run into one several months back, to pick up a newly released book by one of my favorite authors since it wasn’t yet available on the Kindle.  But, since I just ran in and ran out, I don’t count it as a visit. The other day, with plenty of free time on my hands, I headed to Barnes and Noble to pick up a children’s book as a present for one of my friends. As I entered the giant store, I realized how much I do miss book stores....more

World Peace or a Kindle

Each year, about this time, I have dozens of people ask me what I'd like for my birthday.  Coincidentally, this follows my annual "Only 21 shopping days till my birthday" email, text, and flyer campaign....more

You Can Get Your Blog on Kindle: Here's How

You can now publish your blog’s RSS feed for sale on the Amazon Kindle Store and Amazon will share revenue with you for every Kindle user who subscribes to your feed. ...more

Just checked and I have a whopping 15 readers and 2 trial subscriptions. The New York Times I am ...more

Kindles aren’t Bricks: Amazon’s next Kindle update will include access to Facebook and Twitter, Google and Wikipedia.

Apple has sold 1,000,000 iPads, and it’s the Kindle’s biggest competition; both wirelessly download books.  Amazon has a leg up as a book reader, however, in that they’ve grown with Chris Anderson-style ‘Long Tail’ research , they have tens of millions of book customers, know which books are most likely ...more

The Compass Rose: Saving Father Christmas from Kris Kindle

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The Nook, The Kindle and Readers Have Rights Too

Last week was a big e-book discussion week. Barnes and Noble released it's new dedicated e-book reader, the Nook. There was a dust up about Kindle usage. And then there was the shocking revelation that *gasp* readers have rights too. ...more

Hmmm. I  can think of books that own me, body and soul, and I would like the ...more