This Blog: Now Available on the Kindle

If you’re a Kindle user, I’m happy to announce that this blog is now available to be read on the Kindle.

That’s just me, always making your life better!

Amazon Aims to Take Out the Library

Amazon made another big announcement today, one that will likely spur lots of Kindle purchases for the holiday: If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can now borrow books for a month at a time.

Amazon has already arguably put Borders out of business, and they’ve crippled Barnes & Noble.  Retail bookstores offer us readers little anymore that Amazon cannot.

Now they’re aiming at the public library.  I belong to mine, which has recently announced that patrons can borrow ebooks, but the process is something of a hassle.  Amazon, for the cost of a Prime membership, today announced that they will be loaning books to you on your Kindle (or device with a Kindle app).

Some will think this is a troubling trend.  Not me.  I think it’s great.  My new book (now only $2.99 on the Kindle) won’t even make it into any libraries.

What do you think?

Win a Book…Or a Kindle

The Church and Pomo blogged has moved to The Other Journal, which I think is a great home for it.  To celebrate, they’re running a contest among commenters who suggest a new column for their regular writers.  Two of the commenters will win copies of the books from their (excellent) series.

And, if you take a very brief survey on how your faith intersects with your reading habits at Media Buffs, you’ll be entered in a contest to win a Kindle. (HT: Jana Riess)

Amazon’s New Tablet and the Future of Books

Today Amazon will debut their new tablet, the Kindle Fire.  My guess is that it’s going to be quite awesome, and that it’s going to be $100 less than and iPad.  Also, Amazon is likely going to throw in some goodies, like lifetime Amazon Prime with some versions.  That would be pretty awesome, too.

Jana Riess interviewed me about my new book and about my adventure in self-publishing for her blog, and she’ll post the interview next week.  I think I’ll follow up with some thoughts of my own on self-publishing and e-publishing next week.  But, in the meantime, the today’s announcement about the Kindle Fire has inspired John Biggs at Tech Crunch to prophecy a timeline of the future of books:

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