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    I used to say I hate e-readers just to rebel against the current trend, but when my brother bought one and I attempted to read Lolita on it, I found that I actually do detest them. I hate the way it feels in my hand, the way you can't really mark your progress or tell how many pages you have left. I hated how you no longer required a book mark, or how you couldn't simply admire the art of finely bound books. Not only that, but they are fragile; my brother's already had to replace his twice because of malfunctions inherent in the product itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_last_gunslinger View Post
    . . . or tell how many pages you have left...
    ya know, i never thought of that. I think that would drive me nuts! How many times, as you lie in bed or wherever you read, see the small number of pages remaining a decide to stay up a little longer just to reach the end of the story? Yeah, i think that would drive me nuts too

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJHubbard53 View Post
    ya know, i never thought of that. I think that would drive me nuts! How many times, as you lie in bed or wherever you read, see the small number of pages remaining a decide to stay up a little longer just to reach the end of the story? Yeah, i think that would drive me nuts too
    Well you can tell how much of the story you have left, it's just not defined by pages.
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    What I love is that people can self publish so easily on the Kindle. Is the same true for the Nook and other e-readers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Well you can tell how much of the story you have left, it's just not defined by pages.
    Sony's e-reader marks pages in this format - 265 of 378. It's also possible to bookmark.

    Many authors offer their earlier books for free. If I like what I am reading, I often buy print copies of their later books.

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    If anybody's interested, I've got a dark novella on the Kindle called Red Rover (alas my agent doesn't do novellas, so I'm on my own with this one). Though its protagonists are animals, it gets quite dark and is NOT recommended for kids. Think Watership Down meets Chinatown. Here's the product description:

    Bedtime Story Noir. A fable of murder, betrayal and insanity told from the perspective of two household pets, Red Rover follows Goldie the dog and Medusa the cat as they follow the trail of an infant kidnapped by one of their own. What begins as a tale of deduction becomes a story of survival as Goldie and Medusa flee from a criminally violent dog catcher while pursuing a suspect list of savage predators. Was it the schizophrenic Great Pyrenees? The imprisoned python? Or the hive-mind warren of laboratory rabbits known only as The Oracle? Seen through the eyes of two animals at odds with both each other and the human world around them, Red Rover returns the reader to the darker corners of childhood, where anything is possible, and all creatures great and small pursue an agenda of good. . .or evil.

    You can read the first half on my website here: http://www.nikhouser.com/Red_Rover_Part_I.html

    Or pick it up for 2.99 on the Kindle here: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Rover-eboo...6008790&sr=8-1

    If you check it out, thanks a bunch!

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    I've been holding out for an Ipad because you can load the various software on it to handle any ebook format...or so I've heard. By the time I get one though, I suspect books will just be emailed directly into our brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Houser View Post
    If anybody's interested, I've got a dark novella on the Kindle called Red Rover (alas my agent doesn't do novellas, so I'm on my own with this one). Though its protagonists are animals, it gets quite dark and is NOT recommended for kids. Think Watership Down meets Chinatown. Here's the product description:

    Bedtime Story Noir. A fable of murder, betrayal and insanity told from the perspective of two household pets, Red Rover follows Goldie the dog and Medusa the cat as they follow the trail of an infant kidnapped by one of their own. What begins as a tale of deduction becomes a story of survival as Goldie and Medusa flee from a criminally violent dog catcher while pursuing a suspect list of savage predators. Was it the schizophrenic Great Pyrenees? The imprisoned python? Or the hive-mind warren of laboratory rabbits known only as The Oracle? Seen through the eyes of two animals at odds with both each other and the human world around them, Red Rover returns the reader to the darker corners of childhood, where anything is possible, and all creatures great and small pursue an agenda of good. . .or evil.

    You can read the first half on my website here: http://www.nikhouser.com/Red_Rover_Part_I.html

    Or pick it up for 2.99 on the Kindle here: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Rover-eboo...6008790&sr=8-1

    If you check it out, thanks a bunch!
    Hey, love that cover! Good price, too!

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    For those of you who do have a Kindle or Nook or run any of the Kindle apps, I have a couple of eBooks right now. There's The Painted Darkness, of course, plus a mini-collection of short stories and also some individual short stories for 99 cents each. I'll be posting a few more mini-collections and other short stories this summer, plus hopefully Black Fire and Blue November Storms if there's any interest. Here's the link:

    http://www.brianjamesfreeman.com/estore.html

    Let me know what you think if you get a chance to check them out. Thanks!

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    Thanks for checking it out! I've been talking with Vincent Chong about commissioning a proper cover. I'd like to self-publish a physical edition through Kickstarter and donate the proceeds to the Humane Society and SPCA.

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    Those are all cool covers!

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    I'm planning to put my cover art services up for bid when time makes itself more available. I probably won't be able to use Ebay for it, as I plan to do with some other stuff, but my goal is to exchange the service straight up for a check made out to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (my preferred charity). I'll have to see how everything else goes though before I decide for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Freeman View Post
    For those of you who do have a Kindle or Nook or run any of the Kindle apps, I have a couple of eBooks right now. There's The Painted Darkness, of course, plus a mini-collection of short stories and also some individual short stories for 99 cents each. I'll be posting a few more mini-collections and other short stories this summer, plus hopefully Black Fire and Blue November Storms if there's any interest. Here's the link:

    http://www.brianjamesfreeman.com/estore.html

    Let me know what you think if you get a chance to check them out. Thanks!

    Best,
    Brian
    Bought THe Painted Darkness for my Nook-might be a bit before I get a chance to read it since I have a deadline of August for my anthology, but I am collecting interesting books and look forward to some serious reading time soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.W. LaSart View Post
    Bought THe Painted Darkness for my Nook-might be a bit before I get a chance to read it since I have a deadline of August for my anthology, but I am collecting interesting books and look forward to some serious reading time soon!
    Thank you! Hope you like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Freeman View Post
    Thank you! Hope you like it!

    Brian
    I think I will-was there a bit of it in CD? Or was it a different story? I remember reading something in the last issue I believe-but all this recent reading of short stories has boggled my brain a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.W. LaSart View Post
    I think I will-was there a bit of it in CD? Or was it a different story? I remember reading something in the last issue I believe-but all this recent reading of short stories has boggled my brain a bit!
    There was an excerpt in CD 64 we also sold / are selling hardcovers of the book. Although I think we're almost sold out of the 2nd printing THC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    There was an excerpt in CD 64 we also sold / are selling hardcovers of the book. Although I think we're almost sold out of the 2nd printing THC.
    For those who don't have it, it's a really nice edition! Actually I just finished reading my copy and must say that it was a great read! The artwork is a great addition, although I imagined Henry to be a bit different than the way he was depicted in the artwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixie View Post
    I don't kindle or nook or read on an ipad. Call me old fashioned but I prefer the old fashioned book.
    so do I but they can be a real pain. I'm turning into my grandpa who bought all sorts of things but never took them out of the box to keep them "mint". I find myself doing that now with books - i dont want to take them to the boat, on a plane, by the pool, or in the tub b/c i might mess them up. OCD? perhaps.
    It ain't braggin' if you can do it. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJHubbard53 View Post
    so do I but they can be a real pain. I'm turning into my grandpa who bought all sorts of things but never took them out of the box to keep them "mint". I find myself doing that now with books - i dont want to take them to the boat, on a plane, by the pool, or in the tub b/c i might mess them up. OCD? perhaps.
    You know, I've often wondered why there are some things I want to keep crisp, and what I've decided is that it reminds me of that feeling of when I was a kid and went to the toy store or the comic shop and OH MY GOSH they've got the exact G.I.JOE/TRANSFORMER/THUNDERCAT/ETC. I was looking for! It's that feeling of holding a piece of that WONDERFUL OTHER that gels with your soul (hey, I was a kid, Transformers gelled with my soul). And the more bumps or scratches you get in it, the more it becomes a piece of you, rather than a piece of that OTHER. Am I making any sense? Having said that, I tend to accidentally scuff my stuff pretty well, so there are few books or prints or what-have-you that are in great shape, and for the most part I don't worry about it. But I love 'em all the same.

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    i just bought a kindle.

    think i may buy some story for it called Red Rover - sounds like a good read
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