Gina Lawless Books

October 14, 2012

Summer’s Over. Now Get Your Damn E-Readers Working.

No more laying on the beach in your tiny bikinis, and worrying if your bikini line has been shaved properly! Unless, of course you have a hot date tonight. In that case: wax on!

Now is the time to load up your e-readers with some good reads and cozy up with your favorite blankie. This is one reason I love the cooler months. I can read without feeling guilty that I should be outside doing something constructive with my yard. I have no idea why I would feel guilty when I have no garden to tend. I gave up on that last summer when my topsy-turvy tomatoes turned black on one end looking like some grotesque monster eyeball. I did get to use the tomatoes for target practice though. So, I said to hell with this mess. I’ll buy my tomatoes from Mexico and pretend they taste like the home-grown sort. Right.

I’m digressing again! E-readers! My books are uploaded through Smashwords, and distributed to Nook, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, and Barnes and Noble. My question to all of my lovely readers is this: What e-reader do you use?

The reason I ask, is because I’m considering going through Amazon for my next book to see how it works. All I hear is Kindle this, and Kindle that. I personally own a Nook Color, which I absolutely adore, and anything that is sold through Amazon is sold through B&N. I’m don’t feel like I’m getting jipped in that respect. However, when it comes to book sales of my own, I sometimes feel like a fart in the wind.

Or are you one of the romantic few who still must have a book made of trees? I still read those old-fashioned kind of books, of course. But, the really weird part is this. I bought and am reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is an excellent book, by the way if you haven’t read it yet. Anyway, I’m physically holding this book and struggling to hold the book open. Did you get that? I’m struggling to hold the book open!!! Yesterday morning, I awoke to find my left thumb was a bit sore. I’m asking myself what I did to cause this. Ahhh! It dawned on my this morning. I was reading a paperback book! Strange, but true.

Pipe up and give me some feedback on your thoughts about e-readers and perhaps your experience with Amazon.

Don’t click the “Submit” button on the inserted picture. 🙂



  1. Why can’t I click the ‘submit’ button on the inserted reader? Did you know that we’d all want to? I can’t even answer your post question because I want to click that damn button! Okay, okay, I’m one of the dinosaurs that you spoke of. I NEED to hold the book. I don’t like e-readers and because of that, I don’t own one. I think that soon I’ll have no choice but until then . . . I NEED the book, sorry. I hope more of your other readers can be more helpful 🙂

    Comment by Patricia Merker — October 14, 2012 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

    • You know I’m just messing with heads. I’m a psycho that way. Seriously though…I don’t think real books will never go away, so don’t be sorry. I don’t want them too either. My thoughts mostly are running over the possibilty of having the books in print too someday when funds are present, so any opinions are valued. Just because I have an e-reader doesn’t mean everyone should. No, I take that back. I insist you drop what you’re doing and go get one NOW!

      Comment by Gina Lawless — October 14, 2012 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

  2. Consider it done. And now that I know I CAN push the button, I don’t really want to 🙂

    Comment by Patricia Merker — October 14, 2012 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

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