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Extremely Average #277: Kindle Stuff

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 10-18-2010 08:00 AM 757 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey Everyone,

I made a great find last night. Ok, actually it was at about 3AM on Sunday morning, but the point is that, as some of you know, I have been working on putting Henry Wood into Kindle form. I wrote tonight’s blog about the PC and Apple versions of the Kindle reader.

There are lots and lots of talented people here on Lumber Jocks. I am sure that some of you have thought about compiling your blog posts into a book, and the more I learn about it, the more excited I get. The one problem I see is that there are lots of people who don’t have a Kindle. So now it is possible for anyone with a computer to get a reader and download books.

I know that many people here like reading, or you wouldn’t be here, because there are lots of words. So if you want to play with the Kindle on your computer, feel free to check out my blog today. Or if you prefer, I will just give you the links to the site, so you can download your own Kindle reader.

1) My blog: http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/10/word-of-the-day/
2) Kindle for PC: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311
3) Kindle for Apple: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&ref_=amb_link_272409822_2&docId=1000464931

Ok, I am off to see if there are any good books on woodworking. If not, well I am sure we can write some. :-)

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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billb

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 04:08 PM

Brian,

I am an avid Kindle user but am also a book publisher so I am always learning new things about the publishing business. I had been considering publishing to Kindle format when I ran into Smashwords. I know, the name may scare you off but it is an excellent publishing tool that you might consider for your purposes. It allows you to publish a book in one format and then they convert it to multiple formats, including Kindle, making your book available to most users even as a pdf for their computer. You might want to check it out.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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Ecocandle

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 01:07 AM

Bill,

I have heard of Smashwords, but have not checked it. I am going to go give it a read. I am learning a bunch from my Kindle publishing exercise. It is truly amazing. As a publisher, you must be excited about being able to publish without any raw marerial costs! I would love to talk with you more about publishing on Kindle, or any other digital medium, if you are interested.

We live in an exciting age, and I am excited to be part of the fun.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 05:43 AM

Wonder what Gutenberg would think about all this?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Ecocandle

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 05:18 PM

KayBee,

That is a GREAT question. I am not sure if Johann Gutenberg would like it or not. He invention of the printing press was, I am sure, a result of wanting to improve the publishing business, and Kindle certainly does that. But of course, his printing presses created great works of art too, so I wonder.

I may have to read up on him and see if I can learn what sort of man he was. Great comment.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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