Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dead and Gone: Kindle edition

Now, I would imagine that you can download your Kindle edition of 'Dead and Gone' right after midnight
the Night of May 4th (May5th) and its cheaper and you save trees!

Dead and Goneby Charlaine Harris. (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9). Penguin Group. Kindle edition $14.27.

"Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps—and nothing about weres. Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works - and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it. But there’s a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle." -

Less expensive alternative:
Dead Until Dark,the first volume in the series.


Anonymous said...

We recycle just about everything in our house. Where we live the people recycle so much the depots are regularly so overwhelmed they have to offload stuff interstate.

There’s not much that annoys me more than comments about how you shouldn’t buy books because you are harming the environment.

Please don’t say stuff like that in your posts. Reading something on a screen is not the same as curling up with a good book.

The younger generations are already in a sad state where computers rule their entire lives. We don’t need more people encouraging the complete destruction of the book industry.

" Dallas " said...

I will absolutely say stuff like that, as I am a firm believe in the new electronic formats.

I love e-books (for the Kindle and Sony reader) and I love having my e-books on my iPhone. Print medium is in transformation, as we can see with the demise in print media like newspaper and the rise in popularity of getting news from internet sources.

Fast, easy, portable information is the wave of the future. We can now carry around 1500 book titles with you and it is phenomenal. The e-readers also allow for special needs readers to change font size and even have books read out loud to them, There is no way I could more highly praise this great new technology.

According to The Association of American Publishers estimates that in 2008 e-book sales grew "significantly," up 68.4 percent to $113 million”

Having folks being able to enjoy their reading materials in such a wonderful and portable way and not having to print $113 million worth of books (mainly paperbacks) that folks are just as happy having on their e-readers is a good thing for the environment/

We have more readers, e-books are less expensive and very easy to access and this is a good thing for authors and literacy –so it’s a win- win.

Now the argument about curling up with a book and the feel of a holding a book is another subject all together. Books aren’t going anywhere ( and I wouldn't want them to disappear) and we will always have print books and we will always have an attachment to them, as we should.

But the future is here and it’s portable, fast and electronic.

Anonymous said...

Why can't we all just get along?
I love my Kindle! I also recycle. A book is a book, whether it's in paper form or electronic. Dallas didn't say "don't buy books." I own all of the Sookie books in book format because I only just got my Kindle this past Xmas. I haven't decided if I will continue to buy the books or get the next one on Kindle yet.

If anything Kindle (and the rest) will help MORE people get published because those not willing to risk the expense of printing on a new author, may be willing to take a chance if the production cost is much cheaper.

So, relax and enjoy all of the great information Dallas shares with us.