I made a fantastic discovery last week!
As many of you know from an earlier post, I love books.
As a blogger, I am no stranger to eBooks. I have bought and downloaded many fantastic ebooks written by other bloggers.
Naturally, I had heard about Kindle but considering I didn’t own one, I had ruled that out as an option.
That was until I discovered Kindle for PC.
Several weeks ago I went onto Amazon looking for books. Business books to be specific. I carefully picked out the books I wanted to purchase and added them to my cart. Books in the US are considerably cheaper than what we can buy in Australia.
There are also a lot more options available online.
After choosing the six books, it was time to head to the checkout to calculate my total costs. This was when I spotted the delivery fee. Since I live in Australia, the postage and delivery were worth the cost of three of the books combined. Suddenly my well-priced books were not looking quite as reasonable. Considering my budgetary restraints at the time, I decided to give it some more thought.
Last week, I received a link from a blogger friend that contained the link to download the Kindle for PC app.
I had no idea how Kindle worked but decided to give it a try.
I have to say I am in love.
For someone who has always enjoyed the feel of a book in their hands, this is quite a revelation.
Clearly, all of the eBooks I have read since I started blogging have helped me transition to electronic options.
Purchasing a Kindle version of a paperback book is incredibly easy. The app downloads the book straight into your Kindle library and emails you a receipt.
It is so easy, I had to restrain myself from going a little bit crazy over the weekend. I bought two books – at least for now. I definitely see more purchases in the not too distant future.
Another delightful advantage is that the Kindle version of a book can be slightly cheaper than the paperback one. Not to mention you receive the book straight away – no waiting for delivery.
I look forward to sharing with you the fantastic books I discover via my new Kindle for PC app. Click on the link, so you can start reading amazing books on your laptop or PC.
Happy reading! I hope you love your new Kindle app as much as I do.
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I have always been in love with how real books feel and I never thought that reading books on the computer or other devices would bring me the same kind of joy.
However, hearing so much about the awesomeness of the Kindle, I gave in and asked my mom for one last Christmas. I am hooked! I have always been reading A LOT, but the amount of books I read since Christmas is a new record. So, yes, go Kindle. 🙂
That is great that your reading has increased since Christmas. Always a good thing! Definitely a great gift choice.
I am keen to get back into reading more fiction. Everything I have been reading lately is about small business, freelancing, self employment, blogging or something work related. I can’t actually remember the last time I read a fiction book, so I will have to remedy that. Time to head for the library.
The only real drawback with reading Kindle books on my laptop is trying to read in bed. Not quite the same as having a book in your hand.
Thank you so much for commenting.
That’s one of my things too Thea, I like to hold the book in my hand and highlight certain parts of it as I go along. You can’t do that with an electronic book but I see the convenience and the cost factors that are involved. It does help those people who want instant gratification and like you, can really cut down on the shipping cost as well.
I have about four books on the Kindle PC as well, I don’t own one myself because I still prefer the feel of the books. But there were a few that were available for free if I downloaded them to Kindle which is why I have them in the first place.
Will look forward to you sharing which ones you are enjoying.
Lovely to see you here again. Always a pleasure. 🙂
As I mentioned in an earlier comment, the big drawback is trying to read in bed at night. Laptop doesn’t quite cut it for that purpose. Hard to get comfortable with it on your lap. That is one time a paperback book definitely comes in handy.
I am looking forward to sharing what I read. I will definitely write a review about the self employment book I am reading at the moment, learning so much which is great.
I thought of another big plus for the Kindle books the other day – storage. My bookcases are all overflowing!
As always Adrienne, lovely to chat to you and I look forward to next time.