Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cheap digital pulp fiction....



Amazon brings us the modern equivalent of that book rack in the drug store. You might remember the one.... it had rows of Ellery Queen mystery paperbacks printed on stuff so cheap they began dissolving on humid days.

Well, for one day, Amazon has Cheap mystery books.... for cheap!. 99 cent mystery books in Kindle digital download format (Which I load on my Android phone using the free app). Over 100 of the cheap buggers!




4 comments:

Bob said...

They also have lots of free ones. The Sax Rohmer Fu Manchu books are free, for example, as are Edgar Rice Burroughs' books.

Carteach said...

Right you are Bob, and I browse those on occasion to cull some goodies for the phone.

I'm finding my reading time was almost 100% e-book for a while, but is now settling out around 50/50 Ebook vs dead tree.

Sadly, my aging eyes no long allow a day long read-fest. A few hours, and I am done for the day.

Phillip said...

I bought my wife a Nook Color for her birthday last year. Her reading has increased exponentially, with a decrease in TV time.

Within a month or so, I bought a refurbished Nook Color to root and install Android on and make it a tablet. It's almost always with me. I have a larger screen than my phone for web browsing when there's a WiFi connection, it's easier to read books on it than my phone, and it lets me use the Kindle app, which surprisingly has some free books. Plus, any app in the Google market, many of which are free for me, but would be paid apps for my wife's Nook.

One of my current projects is to clean out my bookshelves of things I have digital copies of that I have no sentimental attachment to and have already read. I dread it, but I should do it soon, so as to clear up space.

And all of that to say "Amazon books are awesome"... No one ever accused me of being succinct.

Old NFO said...

Sigh... I'm about 250 books behind on my Nook right now...