You Can Now Turn Your Books Into Kindle Books

Amazon has now introduced a new tool, the Kindle Convert,  that you can use to turn your physical books into Kindle e-books.

You can read about it here.

You can download the software by clicking the badge below:

In other e-books news, 3 of E.B. White’s classic children’s books,  Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, will  be released in e-book form on March 17.

You can read about it here.

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things . . .

My favorite things that I can own right now are books. I love books in every way, shape or form. Since I live in a tiny apartment, I can’t have too many physical books around. Just enough to fill up two bookcases. That’s where Kindle comes in.

I can pack over 3,000 books on my Kindle and love it! Yes, physical books are still my favorite. But they take up space and sometimes are quite heavy. It’s hard to read heavy books in bed at night. But many nights I fall asleep clutching my Kindle. I love that I can organize the books on my Kindle in whatever order I want – The Most Recently Read, by Title, by the author’s last name, etc. I also love that many pre-1923 out-of-copyright books are free! I have downloaded Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and Charles Dickens for free.

My place is neater, too. An e-reader is a minimalist’s dream, and while I will never be a minimalist at least I don’t have books scattered all over the place, covering almost every available surface.

 I recently acquired my very first iPhone, and immediately downloaded my first app – the Kindle app! I now need an iPhone intervention. Since I don’t like taking my Kindle out of the house, it’s lovely to know that all those books I downloaded from my Kindle to my iPhone are right there with me wherever I go, every time I want to read them.

Written for Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? and Bargain Book Bonanza!

If you check my Kindle I am currently reading Last Exit In New Jersey by C.E. Grundler. I am also constantly checking out The Productive Writer by Sage Cohen, and Ready, Aim, Specialize! by Kelly James-Enger.

If you look carefully at The Kindle photo above, you will see three books with “New” next to them! This brings me to:

Bargain Book Bonanza

For the Bargain Book Bonanza this week I will tell you that Amazon is having a Kindle Book Sale! The Geography of Bliss was $1.99, The Boys of My Youth was $1.99, and Write Good or Die was free! And I just pre-ordered The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Life and Works of Stieg Larsson for 99 cents! It will be delivered to my Kindle on September 1st!

You can find Big Deal products by clicking here. Hurry, it ends Wednesday, July 27th, 2011!

Please click on the badges below to buy one of these books listed in this post:

Book Review: No Cure for the Broken Hearted by Kenneth Rosenberg

Title: No Cure for the Broken Hearted
Author: Kenneth Rosenberg
Genre: Fiction
Format: Kindle  
Year Published: 2010
Source: I was sent a copy of this book for review.

No Cure for the Broken Hearted by Kenneth Rosenberg tells the love story of Katherine Spencer and Nick Bancroft. Katherine and Nick meet when they are teenagers during a summer vacation and fall deeply in love. Nick comes from a wealthy family, however, and his mother does not approve of the match.

After the summer is over, Nick breaks Katherine’s heart by never contacting her again. Even though she sends him letters, he doesn’t respond. Twelve years later, Katherine is a successful young architect in New York when Nick suddenly re-enters her life. Nick wants Katherine to design a house for him. But why? Katherine doesn’t do residential design. She soon realizes that she has never stopped loving Nick. He was her first love — her one and only. But does Nick feel the same way?
Katherine must travel around the world to solve the mystery of her relationship with Nick. Both Katherine and Nick discover that it is important to find out what you really want in life .

There is no sex in this book and little violence, so if those things bother you, never fear.

I really like this story. It is an enjoyable easy-to-read romance. The innocence of first love is deftly described, and the answers to questions that had been baffling Katherine for a long time are answered. If you love romance, get this book!

Disclosure: This book was sent to me for review.


It’s time for some Friday Book Blog Hops!

First up, Jennifer from Crazy for Books:

Book Blogger Hop

This week’s question:

“If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?”
A. Oh, yes! I will read everything by that author that I can find! I’m very loyal.

Now we go to Parajunkee’s View Follow My Book Blog Friday:

Bargain Book Bonanza!

Bargain Book Bonanza

Monday is the Bargain Book Bonanza Linky Party at Baja Greeawalt’s Cozy Book Nook!

Last week I went to a local church’s thrift shop and snapped up a copy of Bharati Mukherjee’s The Middleman and Other Stories for 25 cents. This short story collection contains her masterpiece “The Management of Grief“, which I’d read and admired before. I’m now reading the other stories. The book is slim enough to fit in my purse!

I’m also scoring FREE classics to download on my Kindle! Most novels written before 1923 are free! So far I’ve downloaded Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and Huckleberry Finn.

Kindle Love

I recently acquired an Amazon Kindle and I love it! It’s funny, but not that long ago I swore that I would never have an e-reader. I love real books — the feel of them and turning the pages and everything about them. But I live in a very small apartment and was starting to feel the need to simplify my life. My apartment looks like a branch of the local library.

I also am being offered many books for review for this blog, and I was getting even more books to fill up my crowded space. I finally started to realize that I really needed a Kindle so that most of the authors sending me books to review could send them to me electronically.

So I took some of my tax refund and bought a Kindle at Best Buy. It is marvelous. Within a few minutes the author’s book is on my Kindle! It saves them the time and expense of shipping a physical book.

I’m sure that the other eReaders are wonderful, too. I have played around with the Nook at Barnes and Noble, but I decided on a Kindle because so many books are available in that format. Most classic novels written before 1923 are free!

Don’t get me wrong. I still “pledge to read the printed word” as it says in my sidebar. But many books are still not available in eReader format.

I just love sitting in my recliner and having all these books on my Kindle for easy access. As a matter of fact, I think that I am reading more books than ever.

E-Booking It

Does anyone reading this have an e-book reader? The above video shows a demonstration between the Barnes & Noble Nook, the Amazon Kindle, and the Sony Daily Edition. Of course, the Apple iPad will be coming soon, too.

I can’t afford to buy one of these so I guess I’ll have to wait until they have more features! Does anyone have any experience with these? Do you like them or hate them?