10. Instant gratification. Discover a title you’re dying to start? Standing in a long line with nothing to read? Whip out your smartphone, browse, and download. You’ll have what you’re craving in seconds.
9. You do not have to choose between print and digital media. Reading an eBook will not vaporize those paperbacks sitting on your bedroom shelf that you like to hold, cuddle, and take into the bathtub with you.
8. You don’t have to own a Kindle to read a Kindle book. You can download a free Kindle app for your iPad, smart phone, or computer.
7. You’re not killing libraries by reading eBooks. Many libraries are lending media in electronic format. It’s electing public officials who think everything should be run for profit and who don’t understand the value of universal access to rich words that are killing libraries.
6. You’re opening up the world to new stories that might not fit corporate publishing formulas.
5. You can explore and discover new authors with a relatively small financial investment.
4. You can try it before you buy it. Read the sample chapter. Make sure the story and style appeal to you. If you don’t love it, you can leave it.
3. Which means you do not have to depend on outside authority and gatekeepers to decide what you want or what is good enough.
2. You can directly support the authors you love. I earn two-thirds of my novel’s sale price, instead of a few pennies per-every-expensive-to-make-move-and-merchandise hard copy.
1. And well (this is self serving, but it is my blog), you can read Bee Candy, which happens to encompass a couple years of my soul that I worked very hard to refine and shine into something worth what you’d spend on lunch.