The state of ebooks in general and kindles in particular is a turbulent sea these days. Amazon chummed the waters and authors are in a frenzy giving or practically giving away their hard-won books in an ever-increasing attempt to capture readers. Temporary sales and giveaways are fine–I’m all for that and am very generous as many recipients can attest–but not as a perpetual state. And that’s what I see happening. Readers buy the kindle fire or whatever electronic reading device they’ve sunk money into, and have come to expect free or nearly free books to load it with.
My novels took years to research and write and rewrite and agonize over at much personal sacrifice. My shorter novellas also required a great deal of blood, sweat, and tears to complete. And they aren’t even worth the price of a cup of coffee?
Maybe I should just give up and watch the Grimm, my current obsession. And gardening, of course, I always garden. And read cheap books written by other talented authors. Writing? Well, I can always do that for my own amusement.Theory and