Friday, April 22, 2011

Kindle to Allow Owners to Borrow from Libraries

I don't want you to have to wait until the next issue of my Sharing with Writers newsletter to see this news.  Just like the old journalist I am, I like to be first (or close to first!) with the news! So her it is, just as it will appear in my newsletter in June.

In the News:  Coming from Kindle: A great benefit for writers who must do lots of research. Called “Kindle Library Lending” it will allow Kindle owners to access every e-book available in any library’s system and it should work just like other books on Kindle, that is allow Kindle to keep track of the last page a reader read and allow readers to highlight and make notes on text. The difference is, these are library books, so they may only be “checked out” for seven to fourteen days, depending on the specific library's policies. Reported by the LA Times.

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----- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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