Something I did when I should have been doing something else: I created a new Facebook page and a new Twitter account dedicated to the Mountain Women Series. Along with announcements about the series, I hope to post bits about this period in West Virginia history, photos, and links to historic sites.
For readers who are dedicated to physical books, I’m happy to say The Women’s War is now available in paperback, both from CreateSpace and Amazon. It may take a few more days to be available from Barnes & Noble and other distributors in the US and abroad.
I’m a Kindle reader now, but back in the day when I browsed bookstores, I always read the cover copy and the opening paragraphs. You can do that easily with Amazon’s “look inside” feature on physical books, and if you have some kind of kindle e-reader (free for computer, ipad, and phone) you can have a free sample of an ebook sent to your device.
I know the decline of brick and mortar bookstores is an unhappy fact for some readers, but for those of us who do not have a bookstore in our neighborhood, or for those who prefer having a 3″ x 5″ library of thousands of titles we can read in any size type we choose, ebooks have contributed to our quality of life.
But I digress. This post is about paperbacks. The best thing about a physical book is that it can be shared with family and friends or donated to your library. Here again are links to mine. Thanks for reading!
Audible (recorded) books do not come on tape or compact disc–you listen on your Kindle, phone, or computer. A subscription currently costs $14.95 per month, with the first month free. But many Audible books are available at a small added cost when you buy the Kindle ebook. I think this is also true if you bought it earlier.
If there’s an Audible version, a notice appears at the right of the ebook page.
I checked a number of online forums to make certain you don’t have to be an Audible subscriber to get this special price. For me, this seems like a great deal. Of course the producers and authors don’t get much out of it–my royalty for The Girl on the Mountain audiobook sold this way is less than 50 cents.
Lots of people say they like to listen to the narration as they read. That may be similar to my preference for having English subtitles on video–seeing as well as listening improves the experience. My oldest Kindle has a text to speech feature, but it’s a machine-made robot voice, not the real-person narration you get in an audiobook.
I am not an Audible subscriber, though if I had a long commute every day I’d definitely pay for this kind of entertainment, and I may subscribe someday if my eyes get worse.
Meanwhile, getting a recorded version for $1.99 sounds like a great deal.