For those of you who use a Kindle, my blog is now available through the Kindle Store, in a version specifically formatted for the Kindle.
I will point out that subscribing there will cost you $0.99 a month, and reading it here on the regular Internet will cost you nothing. But who am I to stand between you and your preferred format?
I will also point out that, while I do receive a small portion of that $0.99, Amazon receives the lion’s share. So if you’re really insistent on paying for free content, I’d much rather you used that big “donate” button over there on the sidebar.
But again, if you really, really like having my blog delivered to your Kindle doorstep, and that’s worth $0.99 a month to you, then by all means.
Maybe everybody knows about this already, but it was news to me. Well, let me back up.
There’s a huge debate raging around the Kindle about whether it can actually replace paper books. I’d say both mediums have their advantages and paper books will not be going away any time soon. But the anti-Kindle / pro-book movement gained a little when it was revealed that Amazon has the ability to remove a book from your Kindle that you’ve already paid for. At least they were decent enough to refund the money, but, as the article points out, that is equivalent to Barnes and Noble sneaking into your house and stealing a book you’re in the middle of reading, right off of your nightstand. Even if they left a check to cover the cost, it is awfully obtrusive. A little too Big Brother for my taste.
The ironic twist? The novel in question was none other than 1984. “It could have been worse. It could have been Fahrenheit 451,” says Sara.