Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kindle ebooks have taken over my life

I do practice what I preach.  I have been writing every day since my last blog post in January, I just haven't been blogging about it.

This is an "if I can do it, you can" post.

Since December, I have published seven ebooks on Kindle.  I've sold about 1500 books, plus or minus and made a bit of money.  By Amazon terms, they all hit the best seller lists.

But additional perks include finding myself in a wonderfully supportive community of writers-authors as Amazon calls us, or publishers, and seeing the tallies add up every day knowing there is some Amazon love for me.

I intend to write more about Kindle, about having my prejudices about self-publishing shot to pieces, about moving from the safe tried and true for me--cookbooks-to publishing fiction and my foray into writing and illustrating children's books.  Writing the kids books has completely rejuvenated me, as well as astonished me.  While I can usually put together a few sentences on almost anything, I never though I could write for children and have never been able to draw anything, ever.

If nothing else, Kindle has been a terrific restorative to my creative passions at a time when my physical abilities were at a low ebb.  I started the first book six weeks after open heart surgery and have slogged through various illnesses since, the Kindle books giving me a new lease on life.  I know that is a cliche, but it is true. So I will nudge you get your work out there, because (you know the drill) if I can do it, you can.

For tonight, it is late as I write this, I will post my books.  But I will commence promoting Kindle/ebooks as another way to challenge yourselves as writers and enjoy the thrill of seeing your work in print.  So here is my Kindle Bookshelf:

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to your blog. I'm always in awe of your writing versatility -- whether it's about cooking or farting. Both lead to good health!