E is for Ebooks #atozchallenge

Day E of the 2013 Blogging from A to Z April challenge. Today’s topic: ebooks.

When I published a short story as an ebook, I opted into the Kindle Select program, which means I received extra benefits (like free days) as long as it was exclusively on the Kindle. I didn’t renew it, however, so hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to put it up on Smashwords and Nook.

I’m releasing a book of short stories in May (just got the cover back last night and it looks awesome!), and this time around I’ll be hitting all the big guys – Kindle, Nook, and whomever Smashwords distributes to.

When it comes to reading ebooks, I don’t actually have an e-reader.  I have the Kindle and Google Books apps on my phone, and I’ve used Amazon’s cloud reader on my computer to read ebooks.

Which do you prefer – Kindle, Nook, or other – and why? If you’ve published, have you focused on one format over the other, and if so, why?


  1. I have a Kindle Fire HD. I love it! Features I like: It’s in color. Show the book covers. Has access to Facebook and other online options. Has the Voice to text feature.

    I self published a couple of books I’ve received my rights back. I’ve used KDP select only. I tend to see more sells from Amazon, but I also added a print version of these books using Createspace. This way the books are also offered at Barnes and Noble and other online bookstores. :)

  2. Good luck on your upcoming release!

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