I’m so excited today. I’m going to introduce you to a new family. But first, here’s my family. This is me. In the left corner. I have been to Italy. The other people are my kids, and my wifes grandmother. My wife is the one behind the camera. I seem to be relaxed on the photo, but I couldn’t find WiFi anywhere. I felt lost, living in a very small town, next to a farm, olive trees and a lot of grapes.
The weather was perfect, 90 degrees Farenheit for two weeks. A swimming pool, me, and my Kindle. I read a lot, thanks to Carolyn and her awesome gift. I read three books by Harlan Coben, one by Lee Child, and I discovered a super cheap book by Anne Frasier. Play Dead. Brilliant.
It’s not the iPhone 5
I’m waiting for the iPhone 5. I have been waiting for a long time. I want a bigger screen, a better camera, a new processor and a new design. Actually, I’m not sure what I want. I’m just excited. A new launch from Apple. I have every reason to be excited.
I use the iPhone (3GS) for a lot of things related to writing a novel, blogging, taking notes, taking pictures, storing information, playing games, listening to music and a lot more. It has become a very important part of my life. I use it close to everywhere I’m going, especially while I’m on vacation.
I woke up today and discovered the real game changer. A brand new family of a device I truly adore. And I believe that I am now even more excited than I’m going to be after I’ve witnessed the launch of the iPhone 5.
The real game changer
I’m talking about the Kindle. The device I’ve been using every single day since I bought it. I use it to read, and it’s just amazing in every way. I can’t find the words to describe how satisfied I am with my Kindle. It’s the perfect way to read books. It’s better than “real” books. And, I didn’t think that it was possible, but I used the free 3G to get online and use Twitter when I was in Italy. I even discovered that I could moderate comments on my blog, free, while I was living in this very small town in Italy. Amazing.
I went online with my iPhone a few times, and I ended up with a huge bill. I’m still not sure how huge, but believe me, it was huge.
When I woke up and discovered the lighter, smaller, faster $79 Kindle, I was stunned. $79? Are you kidding me? I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. And then, I saw the other members of the family; the Kindle touch, the Kindle touch 3G and finally, the big brother, the Kindle fire. Now, I was on fire.
I’m not sure if the Kindle fire is going to be the real iPad killer, but paying $199 for a stunning color touchscreen, and able to get access to 100,000 movies and TV shows, apps, games, millions of books, that’s something.
This is the digital revolution
I remember the launch of the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad. It’s all been a part of the digital revolution to me. But, as a blogger, an author, and a person who are really enjoying to write content, this new Kindle is the real digital revolution. The $79, that’s why I am so excited.
This price means that the amazing Kindle is available to a lot more people. I read whenever I have the time. 90% of what I read are ebooks, all because of Kindle. Now, close to everybody can afford it, and afford the ebooks. I pay $0.99 and $1.99 for many of the ebooks, and that’s not going to change.
And, remember, we can sell directly to customers via Amazon. This means, everybody can be an author. And you really don’t need a publisher. It makes it easier to self publish, and the market… after this new $79 Kindle launch, it’s huge. And, it must be amazing to be an author and understand that your readers can buy your ebooks within a minute or two on Amazon, and start reading right away. And, you can log in and check your sales every single hour, twenty four hours a day. Wow.
You can tell that I’m excited. I probably won’t buy a new Kindle, but maybe I’ll get one for Christmas. The one I already have is awesome, and I’m going to continue to use it every single day. I know I’m going to struggle, but I won’t be thinking about the lighter, smaller and faster Kindle. I promise.
I have three short questions for you, and I really hope you have the time to answer them.
The first one is, do you already have a Kindle? The second one is, are you going to buy a new Kindle? And, finally, are you thinking the same as me, about writing an ebook and making it available for Kindle?